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Lynn Lorraine Kelly

Lynn Lorraine Kelly, age 46, entered into heaven on Saturday, May 20, 2023 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Lynn was born on October 12, 1976 in Miles City, Montana to Glenn and Teri Heitz, joining an older sister Glenda. Lynn was one of the sweetest souls God ever place on this earth. Her infectious laugh and bubbly personality lit up wherever she was at. Her sparkling eyes and dimple cheeks showed she had a mischievous side. Lynn was active in 4-H from the age of nine. She enjoyed leatherwork and working with her horse Custer. When she was in the seventh grade, the family went on a great adventure and participated in the Montana Centennial Cattle Drive (Green Circle). She took great pride in being raised on Timber Creek until she was a sophomore in high school. She graduated May 20,1995 and married the love of her life Jason Kelly on July 29, 1995.

Lynn went to college in Brookings, South Dakota and continued her education at Dickinson State University where she earned her bachelor's degree in agronomy. Following her schooling, she worked for the forest service in Dickinson. She later worked in the Circle and Glendive NRCS offices. Her chosen profession, however, was to be a mother which she did with passion. She was actively involved in all seven of her children's lives. Her greatest talent was being a mom.

Her first born, Neale Tuff was born on October 6, 2000. Two years later, he was followed by Nevin Lloyd on December 28, 2002, then Layton Nils was born October 25, 2004. Three rowdy boys. They finally had a little girl, Erin Jeanna on July 27, 2006. Six years later, they were blessed with Tucker Douglas born August 21, 2012. Following was another lovely girl, Kaelyn Lorraine who was born November 2, 2014, followed by the baby of the family, (like both her parents) Ainsley Barbra who was born on August 27 2016. In recent years, she took a part time job at the Vida post office, a job she loved. A cowgirl at heart Lynn loved the outdoors and livestock. Her recent endeavor was to raise chickens and a milk cow to feed her family.

Lynn was a woman of faith who believed that God had his best for all of us, including her final words after telling Jason that she loved him was, "I'm not going to die. God's got me." Lynn went home with her loving husband Jason holding her hand. Lynn was extremely busy piling in as many things as she could in a small amount of space, which earned her the reputation of always being late, including to her wedding, her children always joked she would be late for her own funeral.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 26, at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Assembly of God Church in Circle. Interment will follow in the Riverview Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting:


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