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Gladys Keema (Kraul) Obituary

Gladys M. Keema (Kraul)
Gladys M. Keema (Kraul)

March 9, 1925 - April 24, 2017
Born in Salinas, CA
Resided in Salinas, CA
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Gladys Keema passed peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was 92. She loved nothing more than music, dancing, and spending time at the Arroyo Seco cabin with her family. She was known as Nonie by all an loved by many.

Organizations: Gladys was a member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West since 1975, and later became the first woman to be a member of the Native Sons of the Golden West in 1994. She was very active in both groups.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Svend and Ruth Kraul, her three brothers, and her husband, Ernest Keema (Ernie).

Gladys is survived by her three sons, David Keema (Wendy) of Priest River, ID: Gary Keema (Barbara) of Salinas, CA; Robert Keema (Lisa) of Salinas, CA; Grandchildren, Garth Keema, of Salinas, CA; Bryan Keema of Fairfax, VA: Haylie Keema of Salinas, CA; Heather Keema of Edina, MN: Krysta Keema (Jonathan) of King City, CA: Step-Grandson Kevin (Vanessa) McIntosh and two great-grandchildren Jacob and Emily McIntosh; and Great Grandson Reed Eddington.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Sheriff's Posse Grounds, 395 Old Natividad Rd. Salinas, CA on May 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to: NSGW Charitable Foundation, 414 Mason St #300 San Francisco, CA 94102-1708 or Aleli Parlor 102, 925 California St. Salinas, CA 93901




The Sheriff's Posse Grounds
395 Old Natividad Road
Salinas, CA US 93906
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
1:00 PM


NSGW Charitable Fountation
414 Mason St. #300
San Francisco, CA 94102-1708
Aleli Parlor 102
925 California Street
Salinas, CA 93901