JACQUETTA CAMRON KEENER
April 7, 1936 -
February 21, 2015
Jacquetta Camron Keener, age 78 of Modesto passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a courageous 18 year battle with cancer. She fought with grace and dignity throughout.
She was born in Topeka, Kansas, the eldest of three daughters to Charles and Agnes (Neill) Camron. As a child the family moved frequently following her father’s work in masonry and settled in Ceres, CA. She graduated from Ceres High School and went on to Business College in Modesto. She married the love of her life Ivan Lee Keener after high school. They were married for 30 years until his passing in 1995.
Jacquetta’s career included work at Del Este Water Company, Prescott Junior High, Stanislaus Public Health Department and JD Financial/American Express. Throughout her life she loved to follow the stock market and was very skilled at investments and finance. She loved to travel and did so extensively touring Europe, China, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Jerusalem, Canada, Mexico and all 50 states. She loved the 16 years she spent as a STAR volunteer for the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department. She volunteered in many ways, including at the Stanislaus County Fair, within the court system, public service events and delivering paperwork throughout the county. Along with her son she co-owned and operated Keeners Uniform and Supply in Escalon where she met many of the valley’s finest emergency and corrections personnel and made many lasting friendships.
Jacquetta was preceded in death by her parents, husband and daughter Kristie K. Veneman. She is survived by her son Michael Keener, daughter in law Cheryl Keener of Escalon and daughter Brenda Keener of Port Aransas Tx. Her sisters Sue Newcombe and husband Ed of Boise ID and Anita Camron of Keyes. Sisters-in-law Eva Reynolds and Yvonne Bishop all of Modesto, brothers and sisters in law Lyndia and Chuck Saylor of Modesto, Jerry and Diane Keener of Ceres and Joseph and Connie Keener of Utah and many nieces and nephews.
She is also survived and dearly loved by her grandchildren, Chase, Colin, Clayton and Cydney Keener of Escalon, Jade Vigil and Vance Veneman of Modesto. She enjoyed attending all of their school activities and sporting events, going out to eat and spending time telling stories.
Remembrances in Jacquetta’s honor can be made to Alexander Cohen Hospice House, 2201 Euclid Avenue, Hughson, Ca 95326 or the STARS program of the Stanislaus County Sheriffs’ Department, 250 Hackett Road, Modesto, CA 9538
Jacquetta’s final resting place will be beside Ivan at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, CA.
The Escalon (Calif.) Times
March 4, 2015