Calvin Vannice

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Calvin "Keith" Vannice, 66, died in Malin, Ore., May 18, 2014. A memorial service of tribute and love will be at 11 a.m. in Malin Presbyterian Church Saturday, May 24, 2014, with Pastor Tracy Cerri officiating. A potluck reception will follow the service. Cremation was at Eternal Hills Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements. Keith was born Jan. 22, 1948, in Klamath Falls, to William and Marjorie (Likes) Vannice. He grew up in Klamath Falls, attending Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church with his family and Mills Elementary School, Fremont Middle School and Klamath Union High School, where he played football and graduated in 1966. As an active Boy Scout, he earned his Eagle Scout Award during his senior year of high school. To earn money for college, Keith and his brother, Dale worked summers for their parents at City Ice and Supply, delivering ice to various businesses throughout the county. After graduating with a bachelor's degree from Southern Oregon University in 1970, he pursued higher degrees, including obtaining a master's degree from the University of Oregon in 1972 and a doctorate of psychology degree from Chico State University in 1993. Keith's travels took him to San Francisco, Calif., and Phoenix, Ariz., before returning in the 1980s to Klamath Falls, where he worked as a counselor for Lutheran Family Services, KYDC, and Klamath Tribal Health, retiring in 2004. That same year, his sister Georgia introduced him to the love of his life, Linda Stastny, and they were married in Malin Presbyterian Church Sept. 24, 2005. Keith enjoyed hiking, camping, home remodeling and painting earlier in his life. At home, he enjoyed the view of Mount Shasta and the deer that frequented his yard. One of his favorite pastimes was watching reruns of Gunsmoke and NASCAR races on television. He and Linda enjoyed traveling to the Oregon State University football games and going to Brookings, Ore., their favorite place on the coast. He spent his final days at home with his wife, Linda and their two dogs and two cats faithfully by his side. He was surrounded by the peace and serenity their country home provided. Survivors include his wife, Linda; brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Nita Vannice; sister, Georgia Flackus; brothers-in-law and their spouses, Ed and Diana Stastny and Don and Jan Stastny; nieces and nephews, Sarah Linscott, Jason Vannice, Toby Flackus, Todd Flackus, Jeff Stastny, Suzy Drews, Michael Stastny, Douglas Stastny, Kim Stastny, Rory Kidder and Joshua Stastny and their spouses; and 17 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral Home
Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens
4711 Highway 39 Klamath Falls, OR 97603
(541) 884-3668
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Published in Herald And News on May 22, 2014