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Yvonne Arlette Martens Kelley Kalien, 87

| June 21, 2020 1:00 AM

Yvonne Arlette Martens Kelley Kalien was called home by her beloved Savior on June 17, 2020.

Yvonne was the daughter born to Henry G. Martens and Berthe West Martens, born June 29, 1932. The family resided in Newcastle, Wyoming, where she graduated high school.

Yvonne married Edward S. Kelley and they made their home in Kalispell. Her first marriage ended and several years later she met and married John Kalien. Yvonne worked most of her married life in retail and continued working until John retired from the Montana Highway Department. They traveled extensively throughout Europe, Mexico, Canada, and all 50 states and eventually settled in Mesa, Arizona, where they lived for 20 years before moving to Sun City, Arizona.

Yvonne is survived by her son Lee Tresler (Pam); daughter Glenda Gilkey; son John Kalien, Jr. (Doreen); daughters, Candy Harrell (Bill), and Karen Neufeld (Ted); 11 grandchildren, Jaime Clarke (Mary), Jeremy Clarke, Jared Clarke, Jennifer Tinker (Ryan), Jeremy Tresler, Jana Treglown (Matt), Kevin Harrell (Nichcol), Kory Harrell (Annie), Tonya Baumann (Shawn), Traci Kalien (Levi), and Tami Payne (Andy). She also was blessed with 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

Yvonne was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, two brothers who died in infancy; her beloved husband, John Kalien; a brother-in-law Gary Wittman; and a son-in-law Boyd Gilkey.

A private memorial will be held at a later date.