Kelly D. Beckstrom, of Hornell, formerly of Arkport

HORNELL/ARKPORT-Kelly D. Beckstrom, 57, of Hornell, formerly of Arkport, died early Sunday morning (August 4, 2019) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester following a brief illness.

Born in Wellsville, NY on May 25, 1962, she was the daughter of Robert & Sandra (Dickerson) Boyd.

Kelly grew up in the Wellsville / Scio areas and was a graduate of Scio High School (class of 1980). She later attended Alfred State College.

For many years, Kelly was a “Stay At Home Mom” and more recently was employed as a cashier at Cy’s Shurfine, now Arkport Shurfine, in Arkport, NY. She had been a member of the Arkport Presbyterian Church. Kelly’s main enjoyment in life was simply spending time with her family and especially loved the time she spent with her grandson, Colton.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Dakota Beckstrom and also her brother, Jason Boyd.

Surviving are 4 daughters, Taylor Richardson of Hornell, Bailey (Douglas Smith) Richardson of Concord, NC, Kelcy Beckstrom of Almond and Victoria Beckstrom of Cohocton; her mother, Sandra Rowley of Wellsville; her father, Robert (Lorraine) Boyd of Cincinnati, OH; her grandson, Colton Smith; 2 brothers, Brian Boyd of Buffalo, NY and Jamie Boyd of Sparks, NV; several nieces & nephews.

The family of Kelly D. Beckstrom will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY where a Memorial Service will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating. Final interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville, NY.

Kelly’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to Golisano Children’s Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave # 655, Rochester, New York 14642. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

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