“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over…it became a butterfly.”
Eleanora L. “Elly” Kaylor, 84, passed away due to complications from an aggressive form of Leukemia on July 4, 2018, at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, Washington. She was born February 1, 1934 to Noble Petty and Verna (Carlson) Petty in Batavia, Illinois. Over the years, Elly also lived in Oregon, British Columbia, New Hampshire, and Colorado.
Elly moved to Chehalis, Washington, with her family in 1972, and shortly thereafter began a lengthy career as a licensed real estate broker. She worked for Great Western Realty, Big Foot Realty, and Century 21 Lund Realtors, where she worked the majority of her career, retiring in 2000. Elly loved selling real estate. She also had a passion for helping people. Real estate allowed her to combine both passions. She made many lifelong friends with her fellow realtors and many clients.
Elly also loved to travel, and took many trips with her husband, Kay, and later with friends and family members. She also loved cooking, and spending time with family and friends. She was active in Bethel Church, preparing the bulletins every Friday. She was a supporter of many local organizations and charities.
Elly was described by many friends as “one in a million.” She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by children, Debbie Richards, and her husband, Lawrence; daughter, Sheri Kaylor Marrs, and her son, Adam; son, Todd Kaylor, his wife, Lori, and their son, Zachary; son, Craig Kaylor, and his wife, Christina; her much loved dog, Max; and a large, extended family and many dear friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Mahlon E. “Kay” Kaylor; parents, Noble and Verna Petty; and sister, Beverly Anderson.
Special thanks to Joyce Barnes and Joanne Schwartz for caring for Max while Elly was ill.
Services will be held Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:00 p.m. at Bethel Church, 132 Kirkland Road, Chehalis, WA. A private family inurnment will be held at Claquato Cemetery for Mahlon E. “Kay” and Eleanora L. “Elly” Kaylor.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her honor to a charity of your choice.
“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.”