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Ida Helen Keleher Obituary
Ida Helen Keleher March 18, 1928 - November 13, 2012 Ida was born in Chicago, IL to Albin & Ida Olsen. At the young age of 8, her family moved to Bakersfield, CA where she lived the rest of her life. Ida married Frank Keleher in 1956. They had two children, Jean Keleher Watanabe (Stephen) and Robert Keleher (Linda). Frank passed away in 1990. Ida had 4 grandchildren, Monica Hamblin (Ty), Rick Robles (Monica), John Robles (Jessica) and Daniel Watanabe (Rebecca) and 3 great grandchildren, Madyson & Ryan Hamblin and Klover-Raine Davis Watanabe. Ida's life was filled with her family and her love of cooking & sewing. Even after developing macular degeneration at the age of 75, she continued to knit, cook & bake the best cookies. A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 11:00 A.M., Greenlawn Cemetery, 3700 River Blvd. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to the Braille Institute of America, 741 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles CA 90029 Attention: Development Department, in Honor of Ida Keleher receiving the Talking Books or Bakersfield East Rotary Foundation, PO Box 505, Bakersfield, CA 93302 or a . www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 29, 2012
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