Obituary

DEAR FRIENDS...

A MEMORIAL SERVICE for CLIFF KEESLAR will be held from 1:00 to 2:00pm this Saturday (January 25) at RSE (14507 Yelm Hwy SE, Yelm, WA). Gates will open –- on 93rd Avenue SE –- at 12-noon.

Clifford Ray Keeslar, 76 – also ...affectionately known as CR, CRK, Double “D”, Clip, Lunch Box, and Jack –- passed away in Yelm on Sunday, January 5, 2014. He was born on June 2, 1937, in Elkhart, Indiana. He was the son of Don and Roxa (VanDorsten) Keeslar.

Darlene Marie Remillard was born May 3, 1931 in Everett Wa. From her father she inherited a connection with nature and a love for plants. She grew up in south Seattle, where she went to high school and met my father, Alan Stanley. As a young women, she insisted on the "natural" path, like demanding natural child birth for her children in an era when it was considered passe in the hospitals. When I was a teenager, my friends all thought she was "cool"--an original hippie mom. She cooked well, sometimes brilliantly, but by the mid 1970's the inside of her refrigerator looked like an alien world, filled with colored jars of questionably edible things. Food became more of an ideological alchemical art project. My youngest brother--9 years behind me--survived by learning to feed himself (he was born on her birthday)