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Obituary for Keith McLane

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Keith McLane

December 1, 1928 - April 25, 2011

Keith W. McLane, our beloved Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and friend passed away on April 25, 2011. Keith was born in Ogden, Utah on December 1, 1928 to Hugh Leslie and Alice Wallwork McLane. Keith and his brother Dale grew up in a cabin on a farm in Pleasant View, Utah. This experience had a profound impact on him for the rest of his life. He had a childlike enthusiasm and curiosity for nature, flowers and birds. Keith graduated from Weber High School in 1948 and attended Weber State College. He married Sheila Marie Hurley in 1952. Shortly after, he left for Germany to serve his country as a medic in the United States Army during the Korean Crisis. Like his father, Keith worked for the Southern Pacific Rail Road retiring as an engineer after 48 years of service. 1959, Keith and Sheila moved to South Ogden where they raised their five children and where he lived until his death. Keith loved to travel and the family took many “Griswold” vacations. He also spent time with his daughters who live in Arizona and Washington State. Keith was an avid golfer and golfed regularly until his death. He and Sheila had fond memories of golf trips with their friends to St. George and Idaho. Keith golfed regularly with a group of cherished buddies. When they were unable to golf due to weather, they met weekly at the “V I” for a meal and friendship. The family would like to give a special thanks to those dear men who enriched his life in his later years. Keith was a lifelong learner who lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed shopping with his children and grandchildren, shoes, red sports cars, watching golf and basketball and marveling at nature. The simplest things gave him joy. He told many stories about his train travels, crossing over the Great Salt Lake causeway during sunrise, sunset and full moon and of watching coyotes and other animals as he journeyed on the rails. Keith touched all who knew him and we will miss him dearly. Keith is preceded in death by his wife Sheila, his parents Hugh and Alice, and his younger brother Thomas. He is survived by his brother Dale and Cheryl McLane, his children Kayla Faulkner of Phoenix, AZ; Keri and Ron Dalton of Riverdale, UT; Kris and Jeff Randall of Spokane, WA; Patrick and Shannon McLane of Pleasant View, UT; Jeff McLane of South Ogden. His grandchildren; Troy, Amy, Brodie, Kitt, Luke and Rylee. His great-grandchildren Shawnie, Maddison, Zyra, Ara, Avea, Zayne, Akasha, Dayton, Brixton and Brikley. Dad, you were one of a kind and we will always love and cherish the memories we have of you.Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittsmortuary.com

 

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Leavitts Mortuary

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836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011

Time: 3:00 pm -

Leavitts Mortuary

Address:

836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

 

Timeline for Keith McLane

Born: December 1, 1928
Died: April 25, 2011

Condolences for Keith McLane

Bryan and Cinda Davies posted on 5/2/11

Dear patrick and shannon,we want to express our deepest love and sympathy to you at this time. We want you both to know how much we love you. We feel blessed to call you friends. We know the pain is great but we also know that your father lives on with your Mother. How blessed we are for that knowledge for it brings peace and a reasuurance that our Father in heaven loves and cares for each one of us. May his love attend you when you sorrow. May the memories of your fathers goodness make you stronger. May the love of friends and family lift you day by day. again we love you and feel your sorrow. Love Bryan and Cinda

 

Ralph & Debra Hess posted on 4/29/11

Dear Keri & Ron, we are so sorry for your loss. If we can help in any way, let us know. Ralph & debra Hess

 

REX & DARLENE HURLEY posted on 4/29/11

KEITH AND I SPENT MANY HOURS PLAYING GOLF & FISHING. HE WAS A GOOD HUSBAND TO MY SISTER AND A GREAT FRIEND TO US BOTH.WE SEND OUR CONDOLENCES TO ALL THE FAMILY. SORRY WE CANT BE THERE AT THIS TIME

 

Burt Foster posted on 4/28/11

Keith and I spent many hours together on the trains. On his last trip, when he was 69 years old we walked a considerable distance down to the Elko Dinner Station so that I could buy him a retirement meal. To know him was to love him.

 

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