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Jan. 1, 1948 – Jan. 10, 2021
Kathleen Kelley obit pic
Kathleen Marie Kelley peacefully passed away January 10, 2021 in Walnut Creek at the age of 73. Kathleen was born January 1, 1948 in Union City, California to Frank and Jessie Sanchez. Kathleen went to school in Sacramento to become a Dental Assistant before moving to Concord, Santa Cruz, and settling in Brentwood. Kathleen was a 49ers fan and enjoyed watching NASCAR and making bets with her brother on who was going to win. She also loved camping with her family, quilting, gardening and living by the ocean. Kathleen was always there for her children and their friends. You could always count on her to show up and cheer you on from the bleachers and greet you in town with a warm smile. She was a Mom of moms.
Kathleen is survived by her husband of 48 years, Guy, her children, Matthew (Melissa) Kelley of Penn Valley and Patrick Kelley of San Francisco and sister-in-law, Lynn Sanchez of Escalon. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Frank Sanchez, Jr. of Escalon.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Deegan Funeral Chapel. A mass for Kathleen will held Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Deegan Funeral Chapel, 1441 San Joaquin St., Escalon, CA 95320. In Lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the American Cancer Society in Kathleen’s name. To send the family your condolences, please visit Kathleen’s tribute page at
The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Jan. 27, 2021