Carlotta S. Keyes

KEYES, Carlotta Stoddart

Carlotta S. Keyes, 96, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2012. Although she was born in Delaware, she lived most of her lifetime in southern California. She graduated from South Pasadena High School and UCLA. She majored in Art, and spent her lifetime appreciating the many cultural benefits of the area in which she lived. She was active in the sorority Pi Beta Phi, making lifelong friends. She marriedWilliam Henry Keyes in 1941. Carlotta became an art teacher, worked in early childhood education, and later became an elementary school teacher. She loved swimming, visiting the area's many museums, attending plays and concerts, and playing bridge. Her family and friends will remember her for her ability to see the bright side of any situation, maintaining a positiveattitude until the end. She was a nurturing, loving daughter, mother and grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband Bill in 1976, and spent years travelling to China, India, Europe, throughout the United States and Mexico. She loved seeing new things and learning about different cultures.
She is survived by three daughters; Carlotta Susan Richardson (Bill) of Pasadena, Kathleen Cowles (Tom) of Redding, and Linda Kuiper (Ted) of Bayside; grandchildren Kendall, Sean, and Poem Cowles; Carlotta and Chelsea Kuiper, and three great granddaughters.
We will miss you, Mom. But we are comforted by the vision of you swimming out beyond the breakers!
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the . Private family services will be held in the future.

Published in Pasadena Star-News on Nov. 13, 2012