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Obituary for Keith Roy Gavin

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Keith Roy Gavin

October 15, 1930 - December 22, 2011

Keith Roy Gavin, died peacefully at home, as he wanted, at the age of 81, of heart failure, on December 22, 2011.Keith was born in Ruth Nevada on October 15, 1930, the son of William Irvin and Veda Rose Gavin. He was raised and attended schools in the Ogden area. He served his country in the US Navy. He married Charlene Richards in 1949.Keith was employed at DDO for 38 years. After retirement he worked security at McKay Dee Hospital for 10 years. Keith loved life, being busy, reading, traveling, fishing, camping, yard work, gardening, sharing his harvest with friends and family. He was a willing helper when there was a need to get a job done. His pride and joy was his family. Keith leaves behind his wife, son Douglas, Daughter, Sandra, grandchildren; Daniel and Belinda, 4 great grandchildren, sister Jean Kempinger, brother Jay (Donna) Gavin, many nieces and nephews that he dearly loved and always enjoyed their company. Keith was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. The family expresses appreciation to Dr. Jeffery Call, Dr. Grant Holland, their nurses, staff and healthcare professionals at Mc Kay Dee Hospital for many years of loving care. A memorial service will be held Thursday December 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden. Family will greet friends one hour prior also at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittsmortuary.com

 

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Date: Thursday, December 29, 2011

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary

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836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

 

Timeline for Keith Roy Gavin

Born: October 15, 1930
Died: December 22, 2011

Condolences for Keith Roy Gavin

Trina and Dan White posted on 12/30/11

Doug, Your Dad was a great man for you to look up to, and may your memories of him be good ones.

 

Cindie Christensen (Jay and Colette) posted on 12/28/11

Chuck, Doug and family,My parents and I wanted to send our condolences to your family on the passing of your loving husband and father. I remember many times you telling stories of the fun times that you had as a family and what a wonderful husband you had. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Cindie ChristensenJay and Colette Christensen

 

Lori Nixon posted on 12/28/11

Mr. Gavin, you were the best neighbor and friend in the world. Pearl and the entire Nixon family will miss you terribly. Although you didn’t like our cats :) you never let that get in the way of a being a great neighbor and friend to us all. Scott and I grew up with you by our side, and mom has said more than once she didn’t know what she would do without the Gavins, always there to lend a hand.I’ve known Mr. Gavin for 43 years. We moved next to the Gavin’s when I was three years old. Mr. Gavin was like a dad to me. He called me Punkin’ and always had a smile on his face when he greeted me. When mom and I lived alone while I was in high school, I remember asking Mr. Gavin to help us fix a flat tire. He came over and didn’t fix it, but talked me through it every step of the way. He said that if he had fixed it, I wouldn’t have learned how to do it myself. He was a wealth of knowledge when I decided to learn how to garden. Last year I was raking the backyard and he laughed and said he needed to get a picture of it. He would let us know when a sprinkler wasn’t working, always take our garbage out for us, and shoveled mom’s walks when she lived alone. He always scolded me for going outside barefooted. He was a good, good man.Mrs. Gavin, you took excellent, loving care of Mr. Gavin. Our thoughts are with you and we love you. Please know that my brothers and I are only a shout or phone call away.

 

Scott Peterson posted on 12/28/11

I will miss you Uncle Keith. When I was a young man you were my mentor, advisor, and all around friend. Thank you for trusting me to replace the clutch in your truck. That was my first paying job. Also thanks for all the good times we had when we went fishing and water skiing. I will never forget all the great projects we worked on together. I will really miss our talks.

 

PATRICIA MOUGEY posted on 12/28/11

I HAVE SO MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF UNCLE KEITH. THE MAIN ONE IS HIS SENSE OF HUMOR, WE HAD A RUNING JOKE OF CALLING EACH OTHER EITHER GRUMPY OR GRUMPS. THE OTHER WAS A FISHING TRIP THAT I WENT ON WITH HIM AND AUNT CHARLENE TO FLAMING GORGE,IT WAS SUCH A FUN TRIP. IT WAS SO NICE GROWING UP AROUND THE BLOCK FROM THEM. WE WOULD EITHER WALK OR RIDE OUR BIKES OVER JUST TO SAY HELLO. I THINK WE WILL ALL MISS HIS PUTTERING AROUND IN THE YARD AND THE FRESH VEGGIES! I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH UNCLE KEITH!

 

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