PICO RIVERA – Maryjane Kelly was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., on Aug. 17, 1928 to her mother Thelma Carliss Kelly.
Because of family strife she spent her early years in a Catholic orphanage until her mother was able to unite her family, including her sister, Lila, and her brother, James. They moved to Glendale, Calif. when she was 14.
Known as Kelly, she attended Hoover High School where she started the “5’10” and Over” Club. (She was 5’11”)
She began her working career as a keypunch operator in downtown Los Angeles. During that time she met Harold Moore (Whitie) Carver. They were married on Aug. 12, 1950 and lived in Glendale before they finally settled in Pico Rivera.
Maryjane was devoted to her five children. She dedicated time volunteering with Meals on Wheels, she was an officer in her Golf Club, she was a Cub Scout leader, Girl Scout leader, room mother and chauffer for all of her children and their friends.
She is survived by her kin: Christopher and Cheryl Carver, Diana Lee Dart, Cynthia and Michael Fermo, Karen Carver and Nancy Carver; her grandchildren, Callie, Jennifer, Garrett, Amber Rose, Guy and Derrick; great grandchild Bailey; her nephews family Alan and Roma Haynes, her niece Joy George and grand niece Kendall George.
A service was held at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Hillside Chapel on June 6.