Bridge City
Penelope “Penny” Fogal Kelley, 69, of Bridge City, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, in Houston. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 2, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Burial was at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Penny was born on Feb. 13, 1940 in Beaumont. She was the daughter of Robert William Fogal Sr. and Maurine (Mitchell) Fogal. Penny was full of life, laughter and mischief. She was a free-spirited, fun loving woman who adored her children and grandchildren. She loved the beach, sweets, and an interesting array of pets. We will miss her childlike zest for life.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald Kelley Sr.; and grandson, Coltar Kelley. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen Kelley Seale of Houston, Melinda Kay Morris and Patrick of San Antonio, Mitzi Kelley Hays and Wade of Orange, Tanya Kelley Guillotte and Greg of Bridge City, Pattie Kelley Simon and Eugene of Beaumont; son and daughter-in-law, Gerald Kelley Jr. and Leslea of Orange; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her sisters and brother-in-law, Claire Covington and Don and Pat Hoffpauir all of Orange; brother and sister-in-law, R.W. “Sonny” Fogal Jr. and Jordan of Houston.

Serving as pallbearers are Rhys Wilson, Jerry Kelley, Tyler Hays, Hunter Hays, Cade Kelley, and Conner Guillotte. Honorary pallbearers are D.J. Seale, Elijah Simon, and Eric Wilson.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Rosalind Alexander, who has provided our mother with loving companionship as her roommate at Oak Grove Nursing Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 1629, Beaumont, TX 77704-1629; or 2050 Spindletop Rd. Beaumont, TX 77705; (409) 883-0504 or (409) 722-0605.