Betsy Anne Ross Kelley

Published 2:31 pm Friday, July 15, 2022

Betsy Anne Ross Kelley, 85, of Gilbert, AZ, died on June 30, 2022. Betsy was born on December 11, 1936. She was the daughter of George Delma Ross, Sr. and Bessie White Ross of Bath.

Betsy graduated from Bath High School, and attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, graduating from Kings’ Daughters Hospital as a Registered Nurse.

On April 18, 1960, Betsy married George W. Kelley of Washington, NC. Betsy and Kelley lived in Hawaii, California, and Arizona, as they followed Kelley’s career in federal law enforcement. They retired in Gilbert, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother, George D Ross, Jr.

Betsy was talented– playing the piano, singing and painting in oils and acrylics. She loved poetry, and was a joyful person who taught others to laugh and sing.

Betsy is survived by her daughter, Maura Caroline Kelley of Seattle, Washington. She leaves behind 4 beloved nieces and a nephew: Jennifer Ross Sawyer, Janet Ross Courson, George D. Ross III, Laurie Ross Smith, and Lisa Ross Duke. She leaves many special cousins as well as the entire Ross clan. Betsy brought such fun to her family and friends.

Special thanks to Lauralee Chase, Betsy’s caregiver of many years, who was Betsy’s “angel.”

A private family service will be held in Bath, NC.