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Yvonne "Keefer" Dutton


1926 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Yvonne "Keefer" Dutton Obituary
June 25, 1926 - December 21, 2016 Yvonne was born in Los Angeles, California on June 25, 1926 to parents Lucille and Benjamin Keefer. Growing up in Glendale, with older brother Robert Keefer, Yvonne attended St. Dominic School, followed by Sacred Heart High School. She attended Occidental College for two years when she left to marry William Dutton on October 7, 1950 in Eagle Rock. Married 39 years, Yvonne and Bill raised their eight children in Whittier in St. Bruno's Parish where the kids attended school. Yvonne was a stay-at-home mom to her active brood. During her lifetime, Yvonne volunteered at the Long Beach VA Hospital, worked as an Avon Lady, at Color Me Beautiful and Nordstrom for 21 years until age 81. In 1989, Yvonne bought a condo in Landmark Senior Community in Huntington Beach to be closer to many of her children and 10 grandchildren. She joined Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church where she regularly attended Mass, Bible study and rosary group. Yvonne took her first breath of Heaven, early morning on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at the age of 90. She will be deeply missed by her eight children, their spouses and 10 grandchildren. Services for Yvonne include: Vigil-Thursday, January 5, 6pm and Funeral Mass-Friday, January 6, 1:15pm. Both services will be held at Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church in Huntington Beach, CA. Feel free to wear shades of blue or lavender as they were Yvonne's favorites.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 1, 2017
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