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Scott Kelso

Scott Kelso, age 95, of Mena, Arkansas died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Mena Manor in Mena. He was born on Saturday, December 24, 1921 to Charles Rufus and Sarah Elizabeth Damron Kelso in Mountainburg, Arkansas.

Scott was a man of God, a member of Bible Believer’s Baptist Church, and an ordained Deacon of the Baptist faith. As a young man, he and his wife, Betty served as missionaries to Southern Mexico to the Huichol Indian tribe for many years.  He was very proud of this greater work in his life. Scott was a World War II Veteran serving in the Army Air Corp. Scott enjoyed woodworking and bird watching.  He worked several years as a construction engineer making blueprints for new homeowners. He also earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Theology. Scott was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Newton Duane Kelso; two brothers, Newton Kelso and Raymond Kelso; and two sisters, Julia Teague and Faye Spencer.

Scott is survived by his loving wife, Betty Kelso of Mena; his daughter, Joyce Kelso of Albuquerque, New Mexico; his granddaughter, Debbie Ulpton, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held Monday, March 20, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jerry Musgrove officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena. Visitation will be general. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

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