Mrs. Lois Keenan

October 27, 1929March 31, 2019
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Lois Keenan passed away at her home of 45 years on March 31, 2019. She was born to Lawrence C. and Adelia M. Ryan in Richmond, Indiana. Raised an only child, she swore she would never raise a child by themselves and she kept to her promise. She had eight children, Jimmie Hughes; Gerald Hughes; Jody Chapman; Lesa Cadwallader Grieder; Dean Cadwallader and Donald Keenan Jr., two extended sons, Mark Keenan and Clark Keenan. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, two sons, Tommie Cadwallader and Jonathan Cadwallader and an extended daughter, Juanita Aubuchon, one grandson and one great grandson. She is survived by five sons and one daughter; twenty-seven grandchildren; forty-two great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. Lois was a mother first and then became a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She retired from the Barstow Community Hospital in 2001. After retiring, she began a career working with the Visiting Nurse Association of the Inland Counties and was a volunteer hospice nurse. She loved cooking, baking and was always happy to feed you her amazing chicken and dumplings. Her holiday snack mix and fudge was always a welcome package. She enjoyed helping with the Relay for Life fundraisers and New Hope Village with baked goods, especially homemade bread. She was always willing to give, and never asked for anything in return.

Lois will be missed by all who knew her.

Services will be held May 05, 2019 at 2:00pm at the Mead Mortuary in Barstow, California.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, May 5, 2019


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Mary Willis

April 30, 2019

I met Lois when she and her 84-year-old dad drove from California to South Carolina to visit us in about 1974. She was an instant friend. We talked like we had known each other for years. She was a good and caring woman who loved her kids and grandkids, and no one had better say anything bad about them or you would answer to her. She was loving, but stern. She never had an easy life, but she made the best of it. She sent the boys gifts every Christmas and birthday, which was pretty amazing since she had so many to cover. I know she’s looking down on her family, so be kind to them or she might get you. My deepest condolences to her family, because she will be missed.

Anna M. Rodriguez

April 16, 2019

It was an honor and privledge to know you sweet lady
I only knew you from the Women's Club but you
brought a lot of smiles to all of us with your quick wit
Your family was lucky to have you in their life.
God Bless you my friend

Anna M. Rodriguez

Jackie Nelson

April 12, 2019

Lois you were a great part of my childhood when I was little. You were known for the best cookies in the neighborhood. We all snuck over to your house often because you had the best baked goods . Now, I will miss doing your hair and eating your anmazing brownies. It’s a glorious day in heaven because you are there! You are now in bakers heaven❤️

Ruby Coddington

April 12, 2019

Thank you for having all us OLD NURSES for potlucks. They were so much fun. You will be missed, BIRTHDAY BUDDY!


April 12, 2019

Lois you included us in your family gatherings so many times. We will never forget your generosity and love. We have had many laughs with you. We will never forget your beautiful smile and laugh. Mike and Gail