Aaron L. Kane

Aaron L. KaneAaron Lenz Kane passed away Sept. 18, 2017, in Bellevue, Wash., after battling end stage kidney disease.

Aaron was born on July 4th, 1932, to Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Foster Kane in Texarkana, Arkansas. He lived in Arkansas and Louisiana before making it to California, where he lived in Los Angeles and Maricopa before putting his roots down in Ridgecrest in the mid-1940s. He graduated from Sherman E. Burroughs High School in 1951, as well as served as a volunteer Kern county firefighter in Keene.

Shortly after graduation, Aaron was drafted into the Army and served in the Korean War. Upon returning to the states after his 2- year tour of duty in Korea, he resumed his old position at N.O.T.S. China Lake where he worked as a Machinist/Machine Tool Repair supervisor. He worked in Michaelson’s Lab and Salt Wells until his retirement from Naval Weapons Center in 1987.

In August 1957, Aaron married the love of his life, Vi Battistone in Las Vegas, NV. They were married for 56 years before her passing in 2014. Together they took on the world. They loved to dance and spend time together. They were inseparable.

Aaron loved his family and was a true family man. He is survived by his son, Frank Kane and wife Lisa of Bakersfield, California and his daughter Audrey Kane-Hayward and her husband Mike of Kirkland, WA. He is also survived by granddaughter, Erin deGuzman (Angelo) of Kirkland, WA and grandson Mitch Pierce (Katelyn) also of Kirkland, WA. Granddaughter’s Adrienne Reyla, Stephanie Baker and grandson Scott Kane, all of Bakersfield, CA and Grandson Travis Kane of Palm Beach, FL, as well as many precious great grandchildren and his chihuahua companion, Jax. He is also survived by his nephew, David Ambrose (Mary) of Poway, CA and Niece Barbara Mayo and great Niece Molly.

Aaron loved bowling, camping, fishing, boating and just to be outside. Aaron loved to spend time at Topaz RV Park every summer where he and Vi made great memories and numerous life-long friends. Soon after his retirement, Aaron and Vi decided to relocate to the Carson Valley area. They bought a home and enjoyed life in Gardnerville, NV.

Aaron was preceded in death by his wife, Vi Kane, mother, Alice Strauss, father Lloyd Kane, sisters, Margaret Ambrose, Jean Schreyer and Glynna Kane Harris.

Before his death, Aaron had relocated to Washington State in January 2017, to be with his daughter, Audrey and her family so they could help him care for his health needs.

A celebration of life is pending and will be held at a later date.

— Submitted by the family of Aaron Kane

Story First Published: 2017-10-27