78S20386 MW-D

By:  Hughes                                                       H.R. No. 183

WHEREAS, The retirement of Melba Kelly as deputy probate clerk in the Wood County clerk's office on July 31, 2003, concluded almost two decades of exemplary service to the citizens of Wood County; and WHEREAS, Hired by former county clerk Martha Bridges on November 11, 1983, Mrs. Kelly was promoted in 1993 to her position of deputy III, serving under county clerk Brenda Taylor; Mrs. Kelly consistently provided exceptional service while upholding the highest standards of professionalism, and she earned the abiding respect and admiration of her colleagues; and WHEREAS, Supported in her endeavors by her husband, Carol Kelly, she has been able to share this special time in her life with her children and their spouses, David and Jennifer Kindle, Keith and Lori Kindle, and Darren Kindle, as well as with her grandchildren, Luke, Jake, Madison, and Mason; and WHEREAS, Having served Wood County with integrity and dedication, Mrs. Kelly is most deserving of special recognition for her exemplary 19-year-and-9-months career and of best wishes for happiness as she embarks on this exciting new chapter in her life; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 78th Texas Legislature, 2nd Called Session, hereby commend Melba Kelly on the occasion of her retirement from the Wood County clerk's office; and, be it further RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be prepared for Mrs. Kelly as an expression of high regard by the Texas House of Representatives.