Arda Ray Keener July 17, 1936 - Oct. 3, 2016 Salinas Ray Keener, 80, of Salinas, passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. Ray was born July 17, 1936 in Fairmont, WV, to parents Charles and Olive Keener. He came to Long Beach while serving in the U.S. Air Force. It was there he met his wife of 57 years, Ruth. They later moved to Salinas where they spent the last 50 years. He retired from Fairway Markets in 1995 after 20 years of service. He enjoyed traveling and in the last few years he and Ruth joined the Auto Mate RV Club and joined them twice a year in group travels. He was a devoted husband, father and friend and will be missed by all. Ray was preceded in death by his brother, Billy Keener in 2015. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ruth L. Keener; children, Michael R. Keener and Melody (John) Church, both of Salinas; brothers, John Keener and Larry Jack Keener, both of Fairmont, WV, and Donald Keener of Orange Park, FL; sisters, Sarah Bloebaum of Vincennes, IN and Doris Mowrey of Fairmont. A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at Monterey Church, 401 Alvarado St., Monterey, CA 93940. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Ray's memory.
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