Harriet V. Keim

Harriet V. Keim, 91, of Yuba City, passed away October 7, 2017.

She was born February 12, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa the only child of Thomas Osborne and Pearl Osborne-Williby. Upon the demise of both parents, she was further raised by her paternal aunt Harriet, after whom she was named. During WWII still a teen, she met and married Kenneth W. McCallum, a Chief Maritime Engineer who was sailing in convoy cargo ships in the North Atlantic to England. Harriet moved to New Jersey from where her husband’s ship sailed.

After the conflict in Europe had ended, she and two young kids followed her husband to the San Francisco/Oakland Bay area from where her husband started to sail in convoys to support the war in the Eastern Pacific. At the end of that conflict, Harriet and family settled in the Greater San Jose area. When her husband suddenly passed away, Harriet found employment in the fledging semiconductor business in Mountain View. It was there she met and married her second husband Werner Keim in 1962, for the next 52 years. Aside from her first husband, Harriet is preceded in death by her son Kenneth W. McCallum II, Sergeant USMC/Vietnam, of natural causes in 1986. She has 2 children, 2 grand children and 5 great-grand children. She and her husband moved to Yuba City in 1990. Memorial of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church since 2002.

Services are under the direction of Spangler Mortuary, Mountain View and the family requests no flowers. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos, California.