Kelly Gene Hess
Kelly Gene Hess
Kelly Gene Hess was born May 4, 1962, in Millington, Tennessee, to Ivan Eugene Hess and Helen Jean Turner. Kelly was the fourth child and last child born to this union, following his siblings Dallas Steven, Nikki, and Roxi.

 Kelly grew up in Eugene Oregon and later Salt Lake City. It was there in 1981 he married Nancy Hansen, and by this marriage was blessed with his children: Emily (Aaron) Hess Baarz and her 4 children; Andrea (Shane) Hess Strickland and their two children; and Greg (Lera) Hess and their 5 children, all of whom survive him.

 In 2014, Kelly married Kerri Lacy, and by this marriage was blessed with his step-daughter, Katie Lacy, both of whom survive him.

 Kelly managed the Western Tire Store in Elko Nevada in the 1980s before he went to work for Barrick’s Goldstrike Mine. 

He has been in mining ever since, most recently with Coeur Rochester, where he was their Senior Safety Rep. 

 Kelly enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping, fishing and quad riding with family and friends. He was kind, generous, and quick to make folks laugh. Kelly was always, the life of the party.

 A celebration of Kelly’s life is to be held on September 28, 2019.