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Kelly Oechsli

illustrator , writer

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

Background

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.

Career

He has illustrated Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock books, as well as children's encyclopediae such as the young children's encyclopedia.

Works

  • I'll Fly Away

    (In the spring of 1986, Kelly, a small town girl from Idah...)

  • Fly Away

    (A little girl takes her first airplane ride with her pare...)

  • 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.

Membership

Sergeant United States Army, 1941-1945.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, tennis.

Connections

Married Helen Elizabeth Meagher, December 26, 1946. Children: Matthew, Eileen, Katherine, Paul.

father:
Clarence Ernest Oechsli

mother:
Florence Hollis (McDonald) Oechsli

spouse:
Helen Elizabeth Meagher

children:
Matthew Oechsli

Eileen Oechsli

Katherine Oechsli

Paul Oechsli