Kelly D. Beckstrom

Kelly D. Beckstrom – 57 – of Hornell, formerly of Arkport, died early Sunday morning (August 4, 2019) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester following a brief illness.

Born in Wellsville, NY on May 25, 1962, she was the daughter of Robert & Sandra (Dickerson) Boyd.

Kelly grew up in the Wellsville / Scio areas and was a graduate of Scio High School (class of 1980).  She later attended Alfred State College.

For many years, Kelly was a “Stay At Home Mom” and more recently was employed as a cashier at Cy’s Shurfine, now Arkport Shurfine, in Arkport, NY.  She had been a member of the Arkport Presbyterian Church.  Kelly’s main enjoyment in life was simply spending time with her family and especially loved the time she spent with her grandson, Colton.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Dakota Beckstrom and also her brother, Jason Boyd.

Surviving are 4 daughters, Taylor Richardson of Hornell, Bailey (Douglas Smith) Richardson of Concord, NC, Kelcy Beckstrom of Almond and Victoria Beckstrom of Cohocton; her mother, Sandra Rowley of Wellsville; her father, Robert (Lorraine) Boyd of Cincinnati, OH; her grandson, Colton Smith; 2 brothers, Brian Boyd of Buffalo, NY and Jamie Boyd of Sparks, NV; several nieces & nephews.

The family of Kelly D. Beckstrom will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY where a Memorial Service will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.  Final interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville, NY.

Kelly’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to Golisano Children’s Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave # 655, Rochester, New York 14642.  Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

6 Responses to “Kelly D. Beckstrom”

  1. Debra DiGirolamo says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Kelly’s family during this sad time. I have very fond memories of her at Scio Central. May she rest in peace.

  2. Kristen Lain says:

    Kelly was truly a fun lady she was like a second mom and took care of so many of us at the shurfine.Kelly was always so happy on sundays when I came in just alittle early so she could get home to watch Kelly

  3. Pastor Bruce says:

    My wife and I arrived in Arkport in February of 2017. A move to a new area can be unsettling, and Arkport is indeed quite different from Newport, RI. Kelly was the first person outside the church to become our friend. I work in the church next door and would stop by for coffee and sundries on a regular basis. It seems I encountered Kelly multiple times a day. She always greeted me cheerily and we would often chitter-chatter for a little while about this or that. Kelly had a spirit of welcome about her. I would walk by her house on the way to/from work. Her porch had more than one “Welcome” sign on it and that seems to fit nicely with the warm sense of welcome my wife and I felt from her. She will be missed by many for a long time.

    May the Lord strengthen and comfort Kelly’s family in this season of unanticipated grief.

    Pastor Bruce

  4. Michael Sadler says:

    In my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Cindy Porter says:

    Kelly always had a Hi and smile when we would run into each other. She was a joy to be around. I will miss her and her smiling face.

  6. Richard Kellogg says:

    When shopping at the Arkport Shurfine store, it was always a pleasure to visit with Kelly about events of the day. She was an extremely friendly, kind, and gracious person. Kelly beamed when discussing her daughters and her grandson, of whom she was so proud. Her love for family was apparent to all. I know she will be missed by her family and many friends. I will miss chatting with such a delightful lady, and express my sympathy to all the members of her family.