Alberta Montana Kelsey
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Alberta Montana Kelsey
  • December 18, 1929 - January 12, 2018
  • California

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Alberta Montana Green Kelsey, 88, passed peacefully Friday, January 12th at home with her family at her bedside. She was born on December 18, 1929 to Albert and Margaret Green in Great Falls, Montana. After graduating from Great Falls High School, she attended Great Falls Business College where she met her future husband Morris Kelsey. On July 28, 1948, while Alberta's parents were vacationing in Michigan , Alberta and Morris went to Fort Benton, Montana (a small town near Great Falls) and were married. They shared their intent with no one and Alberta's parents returned from their vacation to surprisingly learn they had a new son-in-law. Alberta and Morris remained a team until Morris' death in 2003. Alberta is survived by 3 children, 2 daughters in-law, 4 grandchildren, 2 step grand-children, 11 great grand children and 3 step great grand children.

Alberta, Morris and the 3 children moved to the Carson/Torrance, California area in 1960 where she actively guided the development and maturity of 3 children. Alberta and Morris relocated to Carlsbad, California in 1978. As a member of North County San Diego community, she supported and contributed to Morris' involvement in numerous organizations. Alberta has been a long time member of the Oceanside Civitan, Oceanside Newcomers, has participated in many charitable events and looked forward to social gatherings and card games with many friends she cherished and held dear. Many have commented on the contributions she made with her wit and feisty attitude.

Until her sight began to limit her, Alberta pursued every endeavor with a commitment to become accomplished. She was an excellent seamstress, making all of her daughter, Morri's ice skating outfits during her competitive skating years, making jackets and clothing for many family and friends. Her quilts are cherished by all that possess one. She was an avid golfer and bowler for many years. Calligraphy, hook rugs and doll making were other hobbies she took up and her determination would not allow her to accept mediocrity.

The family extends a heart felt THANK YOU to all who have contributed to the wonderful life our mother experienced. Her life was bountiful and filled with many stories of enjoyable times she spent with friends.
Memorials can be made to Hospice of the North Coast or the Oceanside Civitan.