RICHARD "RICK" KEEN(1956 - 2014)

RICHARD "RICK" KEEN June 12, 1956 ~ April 19, 2014 Richard "Rick" Keen, 57, passed suddenly Saturday, April 19, 2014. Born to Lloyd Keen and Oralene Johnson on June 12, 1956. Rick is preceded in death by his mother Oralene. A long time respected member of our community, employed for several years by PJ Helicopters of Red Bluff as a valued leader of the Ground Support Crew. Rick also served for the Bowman Volunteer Fire Department of Cottonwood, CA and a beloved member of Red Bluff Elk's Lodge #1250, as well as Red Bluff Moose Lodge #2002. A Ford truck enthusiast , Rick manifested his passion into rebuilding top notch classic pick-ups. However, Rick was most known for his work ethic and giving of his time and energy to help friends and family, regardless of his own needs. He was always willing to help with anything, anytime for anybody. He is survived by his greatest love and passion in life, his wife of 34 years, Sandy Keen of Red Bluff. Also among the cherished are his father Lloyd Keen (Lorrie Jones) of Red Bluff, brothers Ray (Diana) Keen of Maricopa, AZ, Michael (Sue) Keen of Kalseyville, children Angela Fish of Hilmar, CA, Travis (Ann) Keen of Palm Desert, CA, Heidi (Lee) Hazelwood of Plainfield, IL and Jeremy Keen of Red Bluff, CA, seven grandchildren, a host of cousins and very special friends Lloyd and Denise Grossman, Ken Mapstead, Sandy Shepard, and Marv and Patty Bagwell. Memorial services will be held Friday, April 25, 2014 at 1:00pm at the Red Bluff Elk's Lodge #1250, 355 Gilmore Rd., Red Bluff, CA

Published in Daily News on Apr. 24, 2014