Kelly William Cape was born on July 2, 1949, in Lynwood, Calif., to George and Rena Cape. He passed away in Independence at the age of 68.
During the Vietnam conflict, he served in U.S. Army, graduating from Aviation School and earning an Air Medal, National Defense Medal and Vietnam Service Medal in 1968. On April 14, 1973, he married Ann Marie Williamson in Anaheim, Cali., and they raised two sons.
Kelly attended Western Baptist College (now Corban University), graduating in 1997.
He was self-employed and worked in delivery, computer and auto repair, and serving veterans.
He had a passion for assisting fellow veterans in accessing their veteran’s administration benefits.
He was a voice for veterans who needed guidance. He had a special ability to make anyone laugh, anytime, and his dream was scoring the best deal at Goodwill.
Surviving Kelly are his wife, Ann; son Andrew “Billy” (Susan) Cape (grandsons Andrew, Levi and Noah), of Fresno, Calif.; son Michael (Paddie) Cape (granddaughter Abigail Bettijane), of Amity.
A celebration of life was held Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, 11 a.m. at Life Center Foursquare Church, Independence. Farnstrom Mortuary is caring for the family. Memories and condolences may be shared at FarnstromMortuary.com.
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