Dr. Kenneth K. Keiser (Chief)

Dr. Kenneth K. Keiser (Chief)

Dr. Kenneth K. Keiser (Chief) passed away on May 16, 2008 in Portland, Ore. Ken preferred to be cremated and his ashes scattered at sea with a party to celebrate his life, which will be held July 4th weekend.

Kenneth K. Keiser was born on December 22, 1925 to Bert and Cora Keiser in the poverty-stricken Hill district of

Pittsburgh, Pa., the third of four children. He served in the Marines and Army during WWII, then 32 years in the Navy Reserve where he was promoted to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer. He felt that rank was a greater achievement than earning his Phd.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, William B.; and sister, Ruth; and his first wife, Virginia Rampton

Keiser. Ken is survived by daughters, Victoria White (Rance) and Rebecca Driggs (Greg); sister, Shirley; and nephew,

William K.; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his wife of 30 years, Georgia

Anderson; stepsons, Christopher Anderson, Sky Archuleta (Pamela), Phillip Hill and Eugene Hill (Deborah).

He worked in state service in Utah and as a Univeristy

instructor or professor in Utah, Texas, Nevada, and Montana, ending his career in Oregon at the VA Domiciliary in White City. He also held General Contractors licenses in Utah and Nevada where he built and remodeled homes. Following

retirement he taught college level courses aboard Navy

vessels for the PACE program. His hobbies included

traveling, writing, and building things.

Chief was impaired by strokes for several years prior to his death. He will be sorely missed by all whose lives he touched.

Memorial contributions can be made to your favority charity or help your neighbor in need.

Arrangements were provided by Neptune Cremation


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