SOUTH PORTLAND and HAMPDEN – Nyla Harvie Kelley, 85, died Oct. 10, 2007, at a Bangor health care facility. She was born July 29, 1922, in Port-land, daughter of George Harvie and Nellie Jarvis Harvie. She grew up in Portland and graduated from Deering High School in 1940. Afterwards she attended Maine School of Commerce. She loved her job as a telephone operator/supervisor at New England Telephone and Telegraph, Portland and reminisced fondly of the time spent in San Francisco, working for them during World War II. She gave up her career for marriage. She was a resident of South Portland for more than 40 years. Nyla was a communicant of Holy Cross Church. She volunteered at Holy Cross School kitchen when their daughter, Pam, attended there and had belonged to the Women’s Sodality. She looked forward to helping out with the Christmas Fair each year and could be found handing out bulletins at Mass on Sunday mornings. Nyla missed volunteering at the meal site for Meals on Wheels at the Methodist church on Broadway. About five and a half years ago she moved to Hampden with Bill to live with Pam and her family. She was then a member of St. Matthew Church, Hampden. Nyla is survived by her daughter, Pamela Smith of Hampden and her husband, Gary, and their daughters Sarah and Rebecca; and her youngest brother, Dwight Harvie of Boothbay. She has many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by just two days, by her husband, William E. Kelley, whom she married Oct. 16, 1954; her brothers, George and Merlon Harvie; and her sisters, Olga Harvie and Wanda Merrill and her husband, Donald Merrill. In addition, she was predeceased by Virginia Albert, who was raised with her like a sister and her husband, Raymond. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Holy Cross Church, corner of Broadway and Cottage Road, South Portland. The Rev. Robert Vaillancourt will be principal celebrant. Interment will be after the service at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity in her memory. Online condolences may be expressed at”