Margy Helen (McVay) Kellar
Margy Helen Kellar (McVay) was born April 3, 1933, in Flattop, Wyo., to Isaac and Ida Hicks. She spent her childhood there. After her schooling, she married Dale McVay. Numerous years of traveling for work led them through Washington, Arizona and Oregon, with their six children being born along the way. Dale and Margy, along with their children, labored to build their family home to finally settle in East Wenatchee.
Margy was no stranger to hard work. She worked alongside her husband, with their children in tow, in the local orchards or high in the mountains cutting firewood and doing handy work, such as tearing down old homes. After her husband Dale passed, she got a permit to care for the elderly in her home while also working various jobs cleaning homes for others and at Parkside Nursing Home for about three years. Her faith, family and friends were most important to her; she was a child of God.
After a long courageous battle with cancer, Margy was called home to be with her Savior on Aug. 29, 2015, at the home of her son Kenneth and his wife Judy. Margy thought of Judy as her own daughter and best friend.
She is survived by her children, Kenneth McVay (Judy) of Quincy, Dave McVay of Wenatchee, Danny McVay (Norma) of Soap Lake and Nannette Johnson of Wenatchee. She has numerous grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren and had recently reconnected with her nieces and nephews in Massachusetts.
She was preceded in death by her son, Gayle McVay; daughter, Beth Ann McCreary; grandson, Dale McVay; granddaughter, Stacie; husbands Lester Kellar and Dale McVay; and her five sisters and two brothers.
Arrangements are by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, at Wenatchee Cemetery, with Fred Ness officiating. At her request, the casket will remain closed.
In honor of Margy’s life, family and friends will gather for a potluck at Walla Walla Point Park following her service.