Edith G. "Buzzie" Keys



Edith G. "Buzzie" Keys, 95, of Medford, Ore., passed away April 21, 2009 at Horton Plaza. She was born March 24, 1914, in Denver, Colo., to Henry and Rebecca (Becker) Goodman. She graduated from North Denver High School in 1931. She moved to California in 1938, living in Los Angeles and then San Francisco. She married John B. (Jack) Kious on Oct. 17, 1942, at Fort Belvoir, Va. They changed their name to Keys in 1964. She worked as a sales clerk for department stores. She and her husband owned Jack's Bar in Oakland, Calif., a convenience store in San Leandro, Calif., and a mobile home park in Livermore, Calif. from the 1950's through the 1970's. They moved to Grants Pass, Ore. from Oakland in 1980. Mrs. Keys moved to Medford in 2006. She enjoyed sewing and knitting. She was a member of the Emblem Club in Grants Pass and the Rogue Valley Jewish Community. She is survived by her son, Steve Kious, of Phoenix, Ore.; granddaughter, Adrienne Kious, of Phoenix, Ore., and five nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; three sisters; and a brother. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Edith G. Keys to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, P.O. Box 90988, Washington, DC 20090-0988. No funeral service was held. She was buried at the Eagle Point National Cemetery. Arrangements were by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives.