Jack Keaton Claes

Jack Keaton Claes

July 1932 – August 2021

Jack Keaton Claes was born on July 9, 1932 in Turlock, California. He married Lola Ward in July 1957. Jack worked as a photographer for his entire career and owned The Shutters in Turlock.

He was preceded in death by his wife in January of 2013. He is survived by his brother Dale Claes (Constance) of Fresno and his two children, Lisa (Claes) Howard and her husband Eric of Kirksville, MO, and John Claes and his wife Elizabeth of Turlock, CA. He is also survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A public graveside service will be held Thursday, September 9 at 11:30 am at Turlock Memorial Park. Viewing will be Wednesday, September 8 from 4 pm – 6 pm at Allen Mortuary.


  • Lanita+Moen September 6, 2021 7:34 pm

    Jack and Lola were a premier photography team, but more importantly wonderful people!
    Many wonderful memories of their service to others and to the congregation of Monte Vista Chapel. Wonderful legacy.

  • Bonnie Haarstad September 8, 2021 1:36 pm

    Dear Claes Family,

    Jack was a great person (as well as Lola)! I always enjoyed Jack’s smile at church. He always said ‘hi’, and yes, a premier photographer!

    I know Jack will be missed — but he is now back together with Lola. And, praise the Lord, we will see him again.

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