GEORGE GRIMES George "Kenny" Grimes, 78, of Barstow California, passed away at home surrounded by his family on the morning of November 23 2012. He was born on July 8, 1934 in Del Rio, Texas, the son of late Arthur Grimes and Clara Potter. He married Fran Grimes on April 3, 1978 and they spent 34 loving years together. He served in the U.S Army in the 1950s as an Signal Corps. After his honorable discharge he worked for Western Union as a lineman for 22 years. After his time with Western Union, He went on to work for Santa Fe Railroad as an electrician for another 26 years, until he retired in 1999. He is survived by his loving wife, Fran Grimes of Barstow California; his children, Greg Grimes of Barstow, California, Barry Grimes of Spokane, Washington, Gary Grimes of Barstow, California, Marty Grimes of Barstow, California, John Kaldowski of San Diego, California, Michael Kaldowski of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, Brian Schmid of Barstow, California, Deborha Keffer of Almargodo, New Mexico, Karen Harris of Barstow, California; as well as 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. In lieu of flowers, George would like donations made to Lung Cancer Association or Hospice Care. Very special Thank you to his Hospice Nurse, Lori Wergner. A memorial service will be held at Mead Mortuary on Wednesday November 28, 2012 at 11 a.m. Arrangements provided by Mead Mortuary, 760-256-5671. www.meadcares.com
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Published in the Daily Press on Nov. 28, 2012