Ellen Irene Keele
Sept. 16, 1915-March 16, 2012
ELLEN IRENE KEELE: Born September 16, 1915, passed on March 16, 2012. Loving mother to four daughters; Geri (Keele) Vecchiarelli, Mariann (Keele) Roberts, Rita (Keele) Dort, Veronica (Keele) Plummer, 11 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Survived by her brothers, Thomas Smith, James Smith and her sister, Agnes Purvis. Preceded in death by her brother, Laurence Smith and her sister, Ann Salmon. Ellen passed peacefully in the loving arms of her daughter, after a short illness at age 96. Ellen was born in New York, moved to Oakland and settled in San Leandro to raise her children. After successfully rearing her daughters, the entire family moved to Pleasanton over 25 years ago, to continue to raise the siblings together in a large family setting. The matriarch to a large clan, she and her daughters lived within 2 miles of each other and she will be missed by all.
A memorial service will be held at Graham Hitch Mortuary, 4167 First St. Pleasanton, on Saturday, March 31st at 11:30 AM. A short reception will follow.