Thomas Kelso, former resident of Beaver Island (East Side Drive;
Eagle Hill; and Gull Harbor) passed away on January 29th in Arizona
from cancer at age 64.
Born in Michigan, he went to school in Ohio. After graduation
he spent two years in Mexico before joining the Army in 1961.
He was stationed in Germany, where he met his wife. He traveled
extensively, was an avid bird-watcher, and collected guns. He
was one of the first to practice on-line investing, and was known
on Beaver Island for doting over Jacque, his mule. In the last
few years he became an avid astronomer; he and his wife moved
to Lake Linden because of its clear air.
Last May he was diagnosed with cancer, but it was already too
late. He suffered much during the past four years, but never gave
up hope. Thanks go to Ron Gallagher, who spent every day of the
final two weeks with Tom until he died. He is missed by his wife,
relatives, and friends.
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