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Kerley, Cecil Lee

Cecil Lee Kerley beloved husband of Barbara Kerley, of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at the age of 83 years.

Cecil was born and raised in New Mexico. Cecil entered Military Service in 1943, and served during World War II in the United States Navy, Submarine Division, Hawaii. In 1946, he enrolled in the New Mexico School of Mines. He graduated in 1950, with a degree in Petroleum Engineering and joined Condor Petroleum as their District Superintendent of Oil Production Operations in Abilene, TX. General American Oil bought out Condor and Cecil accepted a transfer to Coleville, SK in 1960 and then transferred to Calgary in 1971 as Vice President of Production. Cecil retired in 1985.

Cecil is survived by his wife Barbara Kerley, and her daughter Andrea (Clayton) Crawshaw; by his daughter Marilyn (Irvin) Maruk; by his sons, Wade (Marj) Kerley and Dude (Kathy) Kerley; and their mother Wanda; by his granddaughters, Cherry Schut, Dee Dancey, Jana Chantler, and Lisa Kerley; by his grandsons, Todd Maruk, Dustin, Bryce, Scott, and Ross Kerley; great-granddaughters, Selena and Jocelyn Schut, Mikelle Chantler and Samantha Dancey; and by his great-grandson Jarvis Chantler. He will also be lovingly remembered by his sisters, Fern Tullar, Margaret Gorodezky and Betty Spear. Cecil was predeceased by his parents Wilker and Ethel Fay Kerley; brothers, Jack and W.T. Kerley; sisters Dolly Cheek, Fay Peterson; nieces Constance Spear Minor, and Sandra Crisp; and by his nephews, Wilker Cheek and Donald Miller.

A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 – 8th Street S.W.) on Friday, April 11, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Health Trust – Sarcee Hospice, Suite 800, 11012 MacLeod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403)943-0615, . The family would like to express their most sincere gratitude to Dr. Calder and the staff at the Sarcee Hospice for all of their loving care.

In living memory of Cecil Kerley, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Dear Barbara and family,

    It is with great sadness that I read this about my dear friend Cecil. He will remain forever in my heart. Thank you for writing this obituary and posting it online. He comes to my mind time and time again – such a wonderful human being. I have so many fond memories of him.



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