Thomas Keene

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Palmer resident Thomas Wayne Keene, 71, died Oct. 11, 2008, at home after a brief illness.
A celebration of his life will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Best Western Golden Lion Hotel, 1000 E. 36th Ave., in Anchorage.
Mr. Keene was born Oct. 22, 1936, in Watsonville, Calif. He came to Alaska in 1965. From 1971 until his retirement in 1992, he was employed by the Anchorage Fire Department. Tom loved reading, summers on the Kenai River with his family, fishing, NASCAR and traveling.
His family said: "Tom was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and firefighter. He will be greatly missed."
Survivors are his wife of 48 years, Dorothy Keene; sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Margaret Keene of Wasilla, and Brian and Laurie Keene of Anchorage; daughter and son-in-law, Carrie and Brian Groseclose of Palmer; sisters, Dorothy Wilson of Pollock Pines, Calif., and Joyce Hyden and her husband, Ben of El Cajon, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the Keene family asks that donations be made to the Anchorage Firefighters Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 242041, Anchorage 99524.
Arrangements are with Alaskan Heritage Memorial Chapel & Crematory.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2008