Kelly Barnes-Pella passed away unexpectedly on April 23, 2021 in Ocala, Florida. Kelly was born on September 2, 1959 in Van Nuys, California. Kelly was greeted on the other side by her beloved parents, Cal and Barbara.
Kelly was a renowned photographer and graphic designer. She loved capturing the beauty of this earth through her lens. She began her photography, graphic design and printing business, Kelly Graphics, in 1984, and quickly became known for her striking imagery and design in the equine world. Her photos and advertising designs have graced the pages of many of the country’s horse publications.
In addition to her incredible artistic talents and love of horses, she loved traveling the world and spending time with her family. She was loved by all that met her. She had an unwavering spiritual strength and love for her Savior. She was kind, courageous and always there for those who needed her. She will be dearly missed.
Kelly is survived by her husband, J. Brian Pella; her children Timothy Barnes, Lindsay (Michael) Carter, and Kimberly (David) Baum; her sisters Melodie (Viron) Argyle, Lark (Danny) Saurman, and Susan (Bruce) Conard; and many other grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.