Pete Key passed away on May 11th, 2020. He was born James Benton Key on November 1st 1939, in Salinas, California. Known and loved by all as Pete Key. Predeceased by parents, Owen Key, and Marion (Farr) Key (both from Texas). Brother, Owen D. Key. Sister, Dovie Lou (Key}-Pemberton, wife of Keith Pemberton. Nephew of the Legendary Race Driver Johnny Key. Survived by Wife, Patricia (Pat) Key; Daughter-Dana Zane (Key}Collier, (husband Mike); Son-Tony Key; Son-Sam Key, (wife Terri). Grand Children: Grandsons-James Key, (wife Jenny); Joseph Key; Levi Collier, (wife Lorrissa); Danny "Nate" Collier, (wife Tristen); Gabe Key; Nick Key. Granddaughters-Kristi Key; Sequoia Collier. Grand Children: Grandsons-James Key, (wife Jenny); Joseph Key; Levi Collier, (wife Lorrissa); Danny "Nate" Collier, (wife Tristen); Gabe Key; Nick Key.
Granddaughters-Kristi Key; Sequoia Collier. Great Grand Children: Great Granddaughters-Morgyn Key; Abigail Lee Vance-Gydesen. Great Grandson-Owen Dean Collier.
Pete has battled stage 4 Lung Cancer for over a year and seven months. Pete never met a "stranger." He was a great storyteller, he had a great sense of humor. He was a great "sketch" artist, and a fantastic oil painter on canvas. He was always a hard worker. Pete was loved by many. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy. He was a great husband, dad, son, brother, uncle, Grandpa, (Pop-Pop). Pete Key was also a great friend, a philosopher, and one who always "had your back" if you were one of his family and friends. Pete and Pat have lived in Jackson, California for about 14 years. Pete designed their custom-built home and was also a member of the Upcountry SIRS. His final resting place will be in the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, California. There will also be a military "Honors" ceremony for him there. Due to the COVID-19 Restrictions, we will need to schedule Pete's "Celebration of Life" at a later date. We will keep everybody updated on the details, and we will also post on Facebook.