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San Marcos Chapel & Vista Chapel



James Thomas Kiley

April 19, 1935 ~ June 8, 2018 (age 83)

James Thomas Kiley was born in Pierre, S. Dakota on April 19, 1935 and passed away on June 8, 2018 surrounded by his children. He joined the Marines in 1954 stationed at Camp Pendleton. He settled in San Marcos, Ca. and at the age of 23 he managed his first gas station, a Chevron station on Mission Road. This is where he started Kiley's Towing in 1959 which was part of the community for just under 60 years. He was proud to be contracted with the Sheriffs Department through most of his towing years. He had a long history with the community. Some of his interests through this time included Oceanside 4 Wheelers, owning and racing stock cars and a deep love for animals. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his 3 children Tami Carter (Willie), Kim Rotner (Bill), Derek Kiley (Patty) and 7 grandchildren Jacob, Kristina, Elige, Andrew, Brandon, Alizé, Lance and 4 great grandchildren.
Please join us for a celebration of life on June 20 at 1:00 pm which will be held at Allen Brothers Mortuary 435 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, Ca

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, June 20
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Allen Brothers Mortuary - San Marcos Chapel

    435 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road
    San Marcos, CA
    (760) 744-4522

  • Interment

    Wednesday, June 20
    3:00 PM

    San Marcos Cemetery

    1021 Mulberry Drive
    San Marcos, CA

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