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Kelly Oechsli

Kelly Oechsli, writer, illustrator. Sergeant United States Army, 1941-1945.


  • Oechsli, Kelly was born on February 23, 1918 in Butte, Montana, United States. Son of Clarence Ernest and Florence Hollis (McDonald) Oechsli.

  • Education

    • Student, Cornish School Art, Seattle, 1939.


    • I'll Fly Away
    • In the spring of 1986, Kelly, a small town girl from Idaho, meets Ibrahim at the International Festival held every year at a small university in the sleepy town of Pocatello.
    • Fly Away
    • A little girl takes her first airplane ride with her parents to visit her grandparents.
    • Illustrator: Peter Bull, 1971, Walter the Wolf, 1975, In Your Garden, 1985, Herbie's Troubles, 1983 (Georgia University Children's Book award 1983), Fly Away, 1988, Scruffy, 1988. Author, artist: Mice At Bat, 1986. Author, illustrator: Mice At Bat, 1986.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Sergeant United States Army, 1941-1945.



    Gardening, tennis.


    • Married Helen Elizabeth Meagher, December 26, 1946. Children: Matthew, Eileen, Katherine, Paul.
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    Born February 23, 1918
    • 1939
      Cornish School Art