Keith Wheeler Jones

keith jones
Jones, Keith W. Keith passed away August 30, 2012. He was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, January 7, 1916. He was raised in Kansas City, Missouri and came to California in 1940. He went to work for Hughes Aircraft Company in 1950 and retired in 1980. He loved camping, traveling, skiing, golfing, and stream fishing. He spent much of the retirement years assisting wife Lois as Travel Coordinators for the Hughes Retirees. Thus he saw much of the United States and the world. He also held various positions in the Boots & Bows Square Dance Club and the Associated Square Dancers Organization. He is survived by Lois, his wife of 65 years, and nieces Janet Akman, Donna Walker, Marilyn Mueller, and nephew Gary Burke plus many great nieces and nephews. Keith was a gentle soul and loved by all. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Wednesday September 5, 2012 from 4 to 8pm. The Service will be held the next day, September 6 at the Rice Chapel at 10am followed by a Reception in the Lighthouse Room until 2pm. Private burial will take place at Glenhaven Memorial Park in Sylmar. In lieu of flowers, commemorative donations may be made to Shriner's Hospitals at

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  1. Lois, We are so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. As we are out of town, we will not be able to join you for the services, but you will certainly be in our hearts and thoughts. Keith was such a wonderful man and truly a joy during all of our golf games and lunches. He will always be remembered and missed. Our thoughts also go out to you to have the strength as you move forward.

  2. Lois, My sincere condolences to you & your family. We all have lost a dear friend & shall miss him very much. Lou

  3. Dear Aunt Lois…… we were saddened to hear about Uncle Keith’s passing……Dad had sent a copy of the obituary to us here in Colorado. All of our Love and Prayers go out to you…… Blessings of comfort and peace in the days ahead. Your memories will be a ‘treasure’ that will never be lost. Jim and Eunice Michalka in Ft. Collins, Colorado

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