Keith LaMar Higbee
Keith LaMar Higbee passed away Saturday May 31, 2008 at home. Keith was born January 29, 1926 to Elias John and Hettie Lenora (Benzley) Higbee, in Salt Lake City.
Keith is survived by his wife Marie Peterson Higbee; children, LaMar (Janet), Karl (Genieve), Susan (Ron), and Kevin (Vaudis); grandchildren, Chris (Amy), Shauna (James), Jennifer (Chay), Brittany, Chris (Jessica), Tyler, Tavish, Zach, Karl, Brandon, Amber (Luis), Ronnie, Lisa, Shontae, Trevor, and Brady; great grandchildren, Samantha, Jasmine, C J, Austin, and Sean; sister, Arda Bradford; and brothers, Claude, and Lionel Higbee (Ruth). He is preceded in death by his parents, Elias and Hettie; brother and sister, Earl, Arvin, Sherma Jean, Viona, Cleo, and Alan; son, Jay Leon Higbee; and grandchild, Shawn Lansing.
What a wonderful Husband, Dad, Grandfather, Brother. He will be deeply missed, he was always joking and teasing with everyone that new him. He drove a truck for IML, Theron Coon, W H. Bientz, and Arrowhead Trucking. In his later years Keith worked for Harmon’s Grocery Store. He loved scouting, camping, hunting, baseball, traveling, and being with family. He Served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946. He was also honorably discharged from the army after being enlisted from 1947 to 1950.
Keith Married Marie Peterson Higbee on October 17, 1947 in Washington D. C. He was active in the LDS Church with several callings, including a stake mission. On March 29, 1948 he was sealed in the Salt Lake Temple to his dear wife. He was on the Kearns Town Counsel and Coalition, and an active member of the Kearns Lions Club. Keith was an assistant scout master of the Kearns ward, and later Scout Master. He earned the Order of the Arrow, and wood badge. He was also an Assistant District Commissioner over the district’s non-LDS units, St. Francis, Xavier, Trinity Methodist, and Boys Ranch.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday June 7, 2008 at the Kearns Central Stake Center, 4575 W. 5415 S. A visitation will be held an hour before the funeral, and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, June, 2008, at the Stake Center. Interment will be held at Heber City Cemetery, with military honors. Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home, Heber City, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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