Elizabeth Grey “Betsy” Kelly, M.D., passed from this life to the next on July 27, 2020. A family practice physician in Allen, TX, she provided her patients with excellent and dedicated care for 36 years, before retiring in 2018. She was born in Conroe, Texas, on August 22, 1941, to Warner and Neta (Scoggin) Kelly, and moved between Dallas and Houston during her childhood. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas in 1959 and from Baylor University in 1962, and taught briefly in Houston before seeking adventure working as a teacher in Juneau, Alaska. She found her calling to help people as a physician, and at the age of 33, began the arduous preparations for a career in medicine. She opened her family practice office in Allen, TX in 1982 at the age of 41, and dedicated herself to her patients through that office until her retirement at age 76. Dr. Kelly and her business partner Gem Evans were able to maintain an independent solo practice for all those years, providing personalized care to all her patients, even as corporate care became the norm. She is survived, and will be deeply missed, by her siblings, Karen Johnson of Fort Worth, TX; William “Bill” Kelly of Pottsboro, TX; and John B. Kelly, Sr., of La Grange, TX (wife Carol), as well as her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; her very special and dear friend, practice associate, and eventual caregiver, Gem Evans of New Braunfels, TX; and members of the Tovar, Montero, Garcia, and Avila families, whose lives Betsy touched in so many ways, and who in turn provided her with an extended family that added much joy and comfort to her demanding professional life. She will be fondly remembered by the many patients whose lives she touched, healed, and helped. Any memorials may be made to Grace Church, 3249 FM 725, New Braunfels, TX 78130.
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