A great man; a great-grandfather, grandfather, father, friend, and an inspiration to all - has sadly left us, if but for a moment, to be with those who have gone before.
Preceded in death by his loving wife and sweet heart; Norma Jean, and survived by their children; Susan, Michael (Chris), Terry (Cherie), Janice (Matt), Cheryl (Kim); eighteen grandchildren, forty great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Keith was a true artist, both on canvas and in life. He showed us how to paint in broad strokes of kindness and unconditional love through patience, humor, humility, and an incredible zest for life. Even at 90 years young, Keith’s work ethic was unmatched and he could often be found assisting others with any number of home renovations and repairs. Keith’s professional life was as colorful and vibrant as his many paintings; serving in the Army Air Corp at an early age Keith would hone his skills to later work as a Milk Man, a Mail Carrier, an Air-Traffic Controller, and a life-long Builder and General Contractor.
Keith loved his family and friends deeply, often going to great lengths and traveling great distances to be with those he cared about most. Always wanting to be where the action was, always up for anything, we have been greatly inspired and were constantly amazed at his tenacity and seemingly endless energy - not to mention his limitless appetite for pie! Whether it be his strict and multiple morning coffee get-togethers, weekly racquetball with the guys, playing board games into all hours of the night, or just sitting and telling stories to all who would listen, Keith was as generous with his time and his friendship as he was with his love.
Until we meet again. We love you. We miss you. And we thank you for being our friend.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2016 with a reception to follow at Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, 5400 Fairview Ave., Boise.