Kelly Scott McLay
Nikiski resident Kelly S. McLay died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003, due
to injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Nikiski. He was 40.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.,
Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Kenai. Visitation will be
held one hour prior to the funeral. Pastor Virgil Redmond will officiate.
Graveside services will follow at Kenai City
Cemetery. A fellowship and potluck will be at Calvary Baptist Church following
Mr. McLay was born July 30,1963, in Nyssa,
Ore., to Gerald (Jerry) and Barbara McLay. His family moved to Kenai in 1968. He
attended North Kenai Elementary School, Nikiski Christian School and Kenai
Peninsula College where he got his petroleum technology certification. Mr. McLay
was a member of the First Baptist Church of Port Nikiski where he was baptized.
Mr. McLay had 20 years of experience in the oil
field and worked with a wide variety of equipment and machinery, due to working
on construction contracts.
He was mechanically inclined and had a wide
range of expertise that included certified welding, pipe fitting, painting,
longshoring and heavy equipment operating, including articulating loaders, sky
trak, forklifts, Cat, backhoe, scraper and dump truck (belly and tail), and most
He worked for many construction companies in
Alaska following available work in the oil patch. They included VECO, Peak
Oilfield, Doyon Drilling, Kimco, Epperheimer Painting, Arctic Pipe Inspection,
Construction Services Inc. and Off Shore Systems Inc. He was most recently
employed with Toloff Crane Service, where he had worked off and on for many
He was an avid fisher and loved snowmachining
and attending the Arctic Man Ski and Sno-Go Classic at Summit Lake each year.
"He had heart of gold and willingness to help
others," his friends said.
Mr. McLay was preceded in death by his
grandparents, Elwin and Alta Loney, and George and Helen McLay.
He is survived by his parents, Gerald and
Barbara McLay of Midvale, Idaho; brother and his wife, Christopher and Brenda
McLay; and nephew and niece, Andrew and Alena McLay of Kenai.
Memorials may be given to a charity of your
choice in memory of Kelly McLay, care of Peninsula Memorial Chapel, 5839 Kenai
Spur Highway, Kenai, AK 99611.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial
Source: Peninsula Clarion, November 9, 2003