Lillian Keithly

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Lillian Pauline Keithly
7/28/2014 - 12/11/2014
On July 28, 1916 a daughter was born to Christian and Pauline Larson in Sandpoint, Idaho. Lillian joined her brothers, Harold and Lloyd and was soon joined by a younger brother, Richard. At age 98 Lillian was the last survivor of her birth family when she left this earth on December 11, 2014.
Lillian grew up in a lovely home on the beautiful shores of Lake Pend Oreille in the busy, boisterous logging and farming town of Sandpoint. She was very proud when she was able to talk a reluctant father into letting her attend the University of Idaho. She earned an education degree along with many academic awards while at the U of I.
It was at the U of I where she fell in love with a tall, dark and handsome young farmer from Midvale, Idaho. His name was Clyde Keithly and they were married on April 10, 1941. They had four children Bruce/Barbara (James and Jeff); Russ/Gretchen (Heather, Todd, Scott, Kelsey); Carolyn/George Fancher (Michael, Kelly) and Sandy/Rick Michael (Sam, Christina). Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were the light of her life. She never tired of singing their praise.
Lillian and Clyde made Nampa, Idaho their home. Lillian was very involved in her community and was the president of the Jayceettes, the Century Club, and the Home Circle Club. She was a substitute teacher for many years and a leader of her girls Brownie and Girl Scout troops. She was an active and competitive bridge player all of her adult life. Clyde and Lil traveled the U.S.A. and the world with trips to Africa, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
In the sunset of her long life Lillian wrote her life story and e-mailed it chapter by chapter to her children and grandchildren. She continued to bless the people around her while living at Touchmark's Meadow Lake Village in Meridian with her warm smile and loving nature. She told them every day how much she appreciated their wonderful care.
A graveside gathering was held on Saturday December 13, 2014.
Lillian's family would like to invite others who have been blessed by being a part of her life to join them to celebrate their good fortune on January 10, 2015 at 1 p.m. at The View in Nampa, Idaho. Services are under the direction and care of Alsip and Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa. 466-3545
Memorial gifts may be made in Lillian's name to the Salvation Army or a favorite .

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Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel
404 Tenth Avenue South
Nampa, ID 83651
(208) 466-3545
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune from Dec. 12 to Dec. 14, 2014
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