March 9, 1925 - April 24, 2017
Born in Salinas, CA
Resided in Salinas, CA
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
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