John Keough ’47

John (Jack) Joseph Keough passed away peacefully on July 28th, 2013. He will be lovingly remembered by his three children, John (Deborah), Joy (& Jon Griep), and James. He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Jessica (& Pierre Kwan), Michael, Maire, and Elisabeth Keough, Eileen and Robert Evan Griep, and one great-grandchild, Nicholas Kwan.

Jack was born June 12, 1928 in San Antonio, Texas, the only child of Col. John Joseph and Stella Francois Keough. Because of his father’s Air Force assignments, Jack was well travelled by the time he reached Williston Academy in Easthampton, MA. Jack went on to Colby College in Maine where he met our mother, Joy Delong. They were married September 15, 1950. They then moved to New York City where Jack attended Columbia Law School.

Upon Jack’s graduation in 1953, they moved to Seattle (then to Kirkland in 1963) where Jack was known as a respected attorney working with several firms before creating Keough and Mallett in the late 1970s.

Jack married his second wife, Bess, in 1972, and they spent 30 years together before her passing. During his retirement, Jack and Bess enjoyed cruises and were regulars at the Seattle Repertory Theater. Jack took up his life long passion for writing Science Fiction and developing betting patterns at Longacres. We have fond memories of Dad’s annual Christmas parties and his explosive antics on the 4th of July.

When Jack moved to the Chateau at Bothell Landing in 2009 he became involved in the resident’s association and he was eventually elected President. He greatly enjoyed the friendships he made there.

The family wants to thank Evergreen Hospice and the excellent doctors, nurses, and staff at Swedish and Evergreen Hospitals.

In honor of Jack’s wishes, no services will be held.

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