Ellen Claire Beveridge Kelso
July 27, 1940 - July 2, 2022
Cremation Society of Virginia
Richard Burke
Cynthia Viejo
Joe and Pat Dona
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Ellen Claire Beveridge Kelso passed on, after a long struggle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, on July 2, at her home in Williamsburg, VA. She was 81 years old. While she stood a mere 4’10”, Ellen’s warm and sunny personality was larger than life. She had a smile and kind word for all, and never met…

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Tad Thompson left a message on July 7, 2022:
I remember your music making together; you all were quite the team! My condolences Bill. Best, Tad
Ernelyn Corcoro Marx left a message on July 5, 2022:
I'll always remember Ellen's smile and enthusiasm. My favorite memory is Ellen behind her bass and beside Bill on banjo, playing for the field school dancing the Virginia Reel. She truly will be missed.
Len Winter left a message on July 5, 2022:
Bill, My condolences to you and the family. Ellen was a loving and generous woman....and one helluva bass player. She will be missed.
Bill snider left a message on July 5, 2022:
Bill, I share your sorrow and your loss. There was only one Ellen Kelso Bill snider
Richard Burke left a message on July 5, 2022:
Very sad to read about Ellen’s passing. Condolences Bill and family
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Amy Cord left a message on July 5, 2022:
Dear Libbey & Marty, My condolences on the loss of your amazing mother. I have such fond memories of her. Sending you all love & peace. Take care, Amy Cord
Cynthia Viejo left a message on July 5, 2022:
This makes me so sad. I have known Bill and Ellen for years…. Williamsburg and Monticello days. I worked for Bill in both places. Ellen was one kind and joyful woman. Ellen… the world is a better place because you were in it. Bill my heart goes out to you and the family. Blessings all around .
Joe and Pat Dona left a message on July 4, 2022:
We are so sorry to hear about Mrs. Kelso. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Ruth Anne Clarke left a message on July 4, 2022:
Bill and family, I am so sorry to hear of Ellen’s passing. From my time in Williamsburg, I remember a few archaeology group get togethers and seeing Ellen play her bass. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Jeff left a message on July 4, 2022:
A lovely woman and passionate educator. She left her mark on the world that will continue for generations to come.
Donna McKown Martin left a message on July 4, 2022:
I had the pleasure of meeting Ellen at the Chamber of Commerce when she came to a meeting. Always smiling. I told her that Coach Kelso was my English teacher at James Blair. She was so pleasant and pretty. Condolences to Coach and family.
Bonnie Bridger Mittelmaier left a message on July 4, 2022:
Miss Ellen was everything and more that this tribute to her reflects. How very, very, very, much she will be missed. Wherever she went and with whomever she interacted with, she left a huge bouquet of sunshine, happiness, and uplifting positivity. I will always remember her with that great and beaming smile and laugh. May a choir of angels sing her to her rest and my our Dear Lord and Savior touch her family and friends with His grace, comfort and peace. A friend.
Elliott Jordan left a message on July 4, 2022:
Ellen was a wonderful lady. She will me missed.
Cremation Society of Virginia left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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