George Francis Keenan
August 21, 1930 – May 28, 2019
Born August 21, 1930 in Sterling, Colorado
George passed away peacefully on May 28 at his home in Cambria, CA with his wife, Gale of 67 years by his side.
George grew up in Akron, Colorado and joined the Air Force in 1950, where he served four years in Montgomery, Alabama. He married his bride, Gale Keenan on July 12, 1952. He graduated from Colorado University at Boulder in 1954 with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree.
Upon graduating, he moved his family to Morro Bay, CA in 1958 and took a job at the local Rexall pharmacy. In 1972 he moved his family to Cambria and bought Keenan’s Cambria Village Pharmacy. He sold the pharmacy upon his retirement. In 1985, George and three partners opened the Spirit of San Luis Restaurant, with two other pilots, with is still open and located at the San Luis Obispo airport.
George was a proficient instrument rated private pilot and made several trips to Mexico with the Flying Samaritans. His hobbies included golf, trap shooting, and being with his family.
George was an active member of the Santa Rosa Catholic Church and a member of the Round Table group. He was also a member of the Cambria Men’s Club and an active member in a local investment group. He was loved by everyone that knew him.
George is survived by his wife of 67 years, Gale Keenan and their four children: Mike (Selena) Keenan, Mark (Debra) Keenan, Richard (Narlene) Keenan, and Lynn (Karl) Keenan. Grand children: Kenny, Grace, Sarah, Drew, Troy, Austin, Michael, Kayla, John (Sarah), Tyson, Lindsay, Sean, and great grandchildren: Alexander and Lucas.
Rosary will be at the Santa Rosa Catholic Church on June 7th at 10:00 am and the funeral at 11:00 am. There will be a graveside service at the Los Osos Valley Memorial Park immediately following the services. For more information contact Marshall-Spoo Mortuary 805-489-5552.