Aug. 18, 1948 - March 20, 2012
Michael (Mike), 63, passed away in his home on Tuesday, March 20, after a short battle with cancer, with his wife of 39 years, Kathy, by his side.
He was born on Aug. 18, 1948, in Sweet Home, Ore. He married Kathryn Klikier in 1972 and bought a home in Vacaville, Calif.
Mike served in the United States Navy for two years before he married. He worked for the Public Works Department in Davis, Calif., for 29 years on the road crew and as a supervisor. He loved the outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing, camping or gardening. He also enjoyed playing card games with his family.
Mike is preceded in death by his mother, Ida Keen (2004).
Mike is survived by his father, Andrew Keen of Fairfield, Calif.; wife, Kathryn Keen of Vacaville, Calif.; sister, Patricia Cowles of Cascade, Idaho; daughter, Laura (Justin) Valadez of Vacaville, Calif.; son, Brian (Katie) Keen of Santa Rosa, Calif., daughter, Melanie (Scott) Brewer of Antelope, Calif.; and six grandchildren, Jenna and Devon Valadez, Mackenzie and Kelsey Keen, and Kyle and Andrew Brewer.
Memorial services will be held at Orchard Avenue Baptist Church, l301 N. Orchard Ave., Vacaville, CA 95688, on Saturday, March 31, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Yolo Hospice, www.Yolo hospice.org /donate, (530) 758-5566); California Department of Fish and Game, www.dfa.ca.gov; or
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