The families and friends of Kelly and Troy Liddell have once again come together; this time under the most tragic circumstances following an accident that took their lives away from all of us Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. These same families and friends have rallied, supported, cried, laughed and will go on because of the beautiful lives of Kelly and Troy.
Visitation and services were held Aug. 18 at Parkview Evangelical Church in Iowa City. Kelly and Troy touched many lives.
Kelly Rae Walters was born on Nov. 17, 1962, to Keith and Jean Walters. She grew up in southeastern Iowa and graduated from Waco High School in 1981 and UNI in 1985 with a bachelors degree in business administration. Kelly worked at Oral B, now Proctor & Gamble, for 27 years.
She married Todd Liddell on Nov. 15, 1997. Kelly and Todd were thankful for all the blessings they shared in life… especially their sons Dalen and Rolan. She enjoyed her roles as stepmom, mother-in-law and grandmother.
Kelly’s family includes her husband, Todd and their two sons, Dalen and Rolan still at home; stepsons and their wives, Ryan and Hannah Liddell and their son, Josiah of Kalona; Colin and Rachel Liddell and their son, Caemon of North Liberty; parents, Keith and Jean Walters of Wayland; siblings, Kristy Heffner and her husband, Wayne and their children Kaleb, Karis and Kirah of North Liberty; Kevin Walters of Phoenix; Kody Walters and his wife, Lauri and their sons, Keegan and Killian all of Tiffin; parents-in-law, Lonnie and Joan Liddell of North Liberty; sister-in-law, Marty Liddell, wife of Troy Liddell, and their sons, Shawn and AJ also of North Liberty.
Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web at www.gayandciha.com . In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for the continued wellbeing of their children.
Troy Nelson Liddell was born Jan. 9, 1965, the son of Alonzo and Joan Liddell. He attended schools in West Liberty, graduating from high school there in 1983. He married Martha “Marty” Bowman on Sept. 3, 1989. After high school Troy worked as a mechanic for a number of years in the area before joining Proctor & Gamble in Iowa City in 1991. They became proud parents of Shawn and AJ, and have enjoyed watching and supporting them in their lives as they have gone through Clear Creek Amana Schools and now both at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake.
In addition to his family and friends, Troy enjoyed much in life. Cheering and coaching his kids in baseball, cheering on his beloved New York Yankees, tinkering and fixing up anything that had a motor and wheels in his shop; as being a mechanic just never left his soul. He also loved car races, either in person or in front of the tube.
Troy shared his time, talent and sense of humor with his family, friends and community. His time here has enriched and influenced many, he will continue in all of us as we remember our husband, dad, son, brother, uncle, and dear friend; we already miss you.
His family includes his wife, Martha Bowman Liddell; sons, Shawn and Aric (AJ); parents, Alonzo and Joan Liddell; brother, Todd Liddell; mother-in-law, Margaret Bowman; brother and sister-in-law, Curtis and Amy Bowman; nephews, Ryan (Hannah) Liddell, Colin (Rachel) Liddell, Dalen Liddell, Rolan Liddell, Jake Bowman and Travis Bowman; and his faithful companion, Scout his dog.
Troy was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Jim Bowman and died with Kelly Liddell.
Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com . In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for the continued wellbeing of their children.