Francis Prince Kelsey & Lenora Ballard welcomed Ted Kelsey into the world on December 18, 1932. Ted grew up in New Harmony, UT and attended the one room schoolhouse while simultaneously working on the family farm. As a teenager, he attended high school in Cedar City.\n\nTed grew fond of being outdoors at an early age; his fondest memories were of working at his father’s deer camp in Harmony Canyon. Ted could not bear sitting inside and wasting the day away when he could be working in his garden, hunting, or fishing.\n\nTed honorably served his country in the Korean War. When he returned home, he married the love of his life, Barbara Pace. They exchanged their vows on August 8, 1956. Ted and Barbara brought three sons into this world: Kendall, Mark, and Rex Kelsey.\n\nThe majority of Ted’s career took place in Las Vegas, NV. He made numerous lifelong friends during that time. He retired in 1976 as chief engineer at the Golden Nugget. He moved back to New Harmony, UT and built a home in the exact place his childhood home stood. He built several businesses at this time and continued his career. He retired for good in the 90’s.\n\nHe spent his time in his massive garden and was not hesitant to share the fruits of his labor. He enjoyed when family and friends would come to New Harmony and stay, especially his grandchildren. They brought him extraordinary joy. One of Ted’s favorite things to do was teach them how to hunt and fish; sharing his favorite things with them.\n\nTed and Barbara were sealed for time and eternity on January 31, 2015 in the St. George, UT temple. \n\nHe is survived by his wife Barbara, sons Kendall (Carla), Mark (Lisa), Rex (Paula), and grandchildren Kristin, KC, Curtis, Kaitlyn, Lindsey, Jessika, Clinton, Colten, and great grandchildren Rylan, Kason, Kamden, Elle, Linkyn, Logan, Owen, Kamden, Bradynn, and Brody. He was preceded in death by his parents Francis and Lenora, sister Leah Batty, brothers Verl, Merlin, Ferrel, and grandsons Chase and Cori Kelsey.\n\nThe family would like to express sincere gratitude to the hospice doctors and nurses-- specifically Jessie, Tayren, Debbie, Becky, and Craig. They provided Ted with loving care and made an impact on one another.\n\nDue to Barbara’s health at this time, a funeral and viewing will not take place. The family will be having a Graveside at the New Harmony Cemetery on Friday December 22, 2023 at 2pm under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be shared at www.mortuary.org.