Winifred Keith

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Winifred Keith
September 18, 1914 - May 14, 2014

Winifred "Winnie" Keith, was born nearly 100 years ago in Galt, Missouri; a self-proclaimed "Daddy's Girl" who unfortunately lost her father at age eight.
Winnie married at 17 and had two sons, Kent and Larry. Soon after Larry's birth Winnie was diagnosed with a brain tumour and divorced husband, Wayne Anderson. For health reasons she was urged to move to a drier climate, so in 1939 she moved to Roswell, New Mexico, entrusting her two sons to family. After regaining her health she met the love of her life, Herbert Keith, an Air Force officer stationed there. They were married in 1943, and Herb shipped out while Winnie moved to Massachusetts to live with her in-laws and sons for the duration of WWII. As an Air Force wife, she resided in South Dakota, Nebraska, Japan, Germany and Washington, DC. In 1969, she and Herb moved to Aiken, South Carolina, where they enjoyed an active retirement golfing and travelling. In 2005, they made one final move to Grand Junction, taking up residence at Mesa View. Herb preceded Winnie in death in 2008.
Survivors include two sons, Kent (Meredith) of Grand Junction, and Larry (Joan) of Nantucket, MA; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death were two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 24 at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Private interment will be at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.
Memorial contributions to HopeWest Hospice.

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Callahan-Edfast Mortuary & Crematory Inc
2515 Patterson Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81505
(970) 243-2450
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on May 18, 2014
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