Leonard Orsen Keene Jr., of Gustine passed away on Friday, Feb. 15, at his residence.

He was 71. 

Mr. Keene was born in Merced and was a resident of Gustine for 48 years. He was a boilerman at Conagra for 42 years.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Moose Lodge. He enjoyed reading, golfing, leather-working and spending time with his family and friends.

Mr. Keene is survived by a son, Michael Longoria of Atwater; three daughters, Christie Purdom of Newman, Tammie Vasuil of Los Banos and Jammie Tompkins of Africa; two brothers, Michael Nation and Richard Mayes, both of Atwater; two sisters, Cindy Chabra of Atwater and Reina Ramirez of Salinas; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Estela Keene.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 at Hillview Funeral Chapel in Gustine. Inurnment will be held at a later date.