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Christopher Prieto-Keim


1983 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Christopher Prieto-Keim Obituary
Christopher Prieto-Keim 30, of Onterio, CA died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Onterio, CA. The family has chosen to hold a private memorial.
Chris was born June 17, 1983, to Selina G. (Simpson) and Russell Keim in Amarillo, TX. Christopher was raised in Portales, NM by Selina and Alan Roberts. He graduated from Portales High School in 2001. Chris loved the outdoors. Many of the activities Chris found happiness in included riding his bike, camping, and hiking. He and his family enjoyed many camping trips together. He was proficient in firearms and enjoyed outshooting his Dad on occasion. Chris had a passion and a gift for working with animals. He and his extremely well trained Pit Bull, Bella, were inseparable. Chris worked as a Veterinary Technician at California Veterinary Specialists in Onterio, CA.
Survivors include Julian Prieto of Onterio, CA; mother and father Alan and Selina Roberts of Portales, NM; sister Erika (Keim) Crawford of Albuquerque, NM; sister Emily Roberts of Portales, NM; brother Sam Roberts of Portales, NM; father Russell Keim, of Virginia; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Chris is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Florence LaNell (Rolston) and Jimmy Wayne Simpson, of Portales.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Submitted by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. 575-356-4455,wheelermortuary.net
Published in the Portales News-Tribune on Mar. 16, 2014
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