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Kelli Joy McKay Horton

Celebration of Life


Kelli Joy McKay Horton.

We celebrate the life of Kelli Joy McKay Horton who passed away on Feb. 6 at the age of 59.

Kelli has been a resident of Tehachapi, California for more than 20 years. She worked in corporate retail, but was most passionate and known for her artistry of many forms. Most notably, her jewelry business Kelli Horton Designs, which was featured in countless shows, stores, events and bazaars all over Kern County and beyond for over 30 years.

Kelli was a kind, supportive, and loving mother to her 3 children; Kodi, Savanna and Sonora, and a new grandmother to Olivia Joy. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

A memorial service will be held on March 8 at Dorner Family Vineyard located at 18274 Old Ranch Rd., Tehachapi from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you support Tehachapi's local businesses such as Gallery 'N' Gifts, where Kelli featured her jewelry. The Gallery will continue to display her items for the next two months.