Cliff Hutchinson Keho

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Cliff Hutchinson Keho Dec. 25, 1925 to Nov. 3, 2013 Cliff was born on Christmas Day in 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska to Clifford Keho and Kittie Schoolfield Keho. He grew up in Coin, Iowa. During his high school years, he earned all state honors in both football and basketball. He also ran track. After high school, he served two years in the Navy during World War II. Through the GI Bill he received a B.S. degree from Swarthmore College and an M.S. degree from Harvard University, both in Civil Engineering. Cliff joined United Engineers and Constructors in 1948 working in Philadelphia and St. Louis. Starting in 1954, Cliff taught at Valparaiso University and Northwestern University, and then moved to Lubbock in 1957, where he was a professor in Civil Engineering for over 30 years. During his academic career, Cliff served on the Faculty Senate of Texas Tech and consulted for the Department of Defense, the Atomic Energy Commission, and private clients. Cliff was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, The Texas Society of Professional Engineers, the American Association of University Professors, American Society of Engineering Education, Society for Industrial Archeology, and the Society for the History of Technology. He also was involved with the Host Family program for international students. Cliff was active for many years in the Lion's Club, Boy Scouts and Lubbock Civic Chorale. In retirement, he served on the boards of Project Help and the Lubbock Heritage Society. Cliff was raised in the Methodist Church but became a Unitarian after college. He was an active and early member in the Lubbock Unitarian Church where he served in various positions including President and Treasurer. Cliff married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Henderson on Christmas Day 1951. They had a daughter, Kristin, who passed away at the age of 19 months. Cliff is survived by his wife, three sons, two grandsons and one great granddaughter. Sons Brian, Tim, and John are graduates of Texas Tech. Brian lives in Lubbock. Tim and his wife Rosa, who live in Houston, have two sons, Aaron and Adam. Aaron, his wife Laura, and their daughter Olivia June live in Austin. Adam lives in Houston. John and his spouse Carl live in Los Angeles. A service will be held at 2:00 p.m. November 17, 2013 at the Neil Chapel at Carillon. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the .


Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Nov. 10, 2013
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