In Memoriam - Barbara Konkle Kelly
Barbara Konkle Kelley, T-17, died April 7, 2006. She served 1969-1970 at
the University of Istanbul Medical School, Cocuk Psikiologie Clinigi. Later
she graduated from law school and established two businesses: Konkle Legal
Research Services that focused on probate, conservatorships, trust and elder
abuse; and Elder Care Associates, serving as a fiduciary. She lived in the
San Francisco area and was associated with the Turkish Education Foundation
which provides scholarships for Turkish students. She said of her Peace
Corps years: “The years spent in the Peace Corps were some of the best of my
life. I made lifelong friends both in-country and within the organization.”
This from the
Turkey-17 training "mug book:"
Barbara Konkle is from Honolulu, Hawaii. After graduating from Kalani
High School, she attend Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.
Subsequently she took courses at the University of Hawaii and graduated from
San Francisco State College. Her major was child clinical psychology.
She hopes to eventually work with retarded and emotionally disturbed
children. [She has] a special interest in vocal music which will
probably be used as an important tool in therapy. She is a member of
Mu Phi Epsilon, a music honorary sorority, and the Student Council for
Exceptional Children, a group dedicated to improving the conditions of such
children. She will use her two years in the Peace Corps, in addition
to aiding another culture, to learn more of childhood development and gain
practical experience in her field before returning to school for further