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Obituary for K. Dale Keyes

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K. Dale Keyes

May 3, 1924 - December 11, 2014

So. Ogden – K. Dale Keyes roller-skated back into the arms of his eternal companion, December 11, 2014 at the age of 90.  Dale was born May 3, 1924 to Percy Lee and Ruth Shore Keyes in Ogden, Utah.  He graduated from Ogden High School.

He met his eternal companion Irene Haglund on July 24, 1942 while at a roller skating event.  They were married December 12, 1942, and later sealed in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Salt Lake Temple on June 14, 1944.

He served in the US Navy as a Medical Corpsman during WWII.  He claims to have shot thousands of men while in the Navy, but never used a gun.  He used hypodermic needles.  He also never lost a patient that was in his care.  He held many positions during his working career.  He was a sheet metal craftsman building truck beds, and parts for aircraft at Hill Field.  He has been a school bus driver, salesman, custodian, folding door installer and more recently as a crisis worker for Weber and Davis County Mental Health Departments.

He has served in many callings in the LDS Church, the longest of which was 22 years as a temple worker in the Ogden Temple.  He enjoyed artwork and has made many greeting cards and shared them with family and friends.  He participated in a cancer support group at McKay Dee Hospital while continuing his own treatments.

He is survived by ten children:  Thair (LouDene) Keyes, Calvin (Connie) Keyes, Adel (Jesse) Monje, Tammy (Steve) Hoskins, Corinne Bingham (Kent/deceased), Cheryl (Jeff) Tilly, LaRonda Keyes, Delbert (Julie) Keyes, Vickie Keyes, and Brent (Cathy) Keyes.  They also have 37 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two infant sons Kenneth D. Keyes and Marvin Dale Keyes; his wife Irene Haglund Keyes; his brother Wayne Keyes; and three sisters, Gwen Clark, Maureen Buza, and Mar Jean King.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 11 am at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 – 36th St., Ogden, UT.  There will be a viewing Monday, December 15, 2014 from 6 – 8 pm at the mortuary and one hour prior to the service.

Interment in Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, December 15, 2014

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Mortuary

836 – 36th St.

Ogden, UT


There will also be a visitation one hour prior to the service.

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Mortuary

836 – 36th St

Ogden, UT


Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 - 36th St., , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park

836 – 36th St

Ogden, Utah

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Born: May 3, 1924
Died: December 11, 2014

Condolences for K. Dale Keyes

Connie Wiginton posted on 12/15/14

Mr Keyes was one of the first veterans I met when I started working at the Ogden VA clinic. He told me wonderful stories as a Navy corpsman. He was always polite and kind to me. I want to offer my condolences, he was one of my favorites.


Linda Moody Floyd Moody & Family posted on 12/14/14

Rip Uncle Dale From: Linda Moody, Floyd Moody, & Family .