DENNIS FRANK KEATING Dennis was born August 18, 1948 and left us peacefully on October 17, 2009. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Marla; son, Brandon (Cheryl); daughter, Kalyn (Kellen) Martini; mother, Dolores Keating and numerous family and friends. A celebration of life will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 24, 2009, at University Place Presbyterian Church, 8101 27th St W. Please send donations to the American Cancer Society and/or Franciscan Hospice House. Please visit the guest book at .

Published by News Tribune (Tacoma) from Oct. 21 to Oct. 23, 2009.
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It is often said that, when we leave this world, all we have to take with us is our memories. Reflecting back on many years of knowing Dennis, I have recounted some of the memories I will take with me for having known him...

Good friends watching happy small black dogs playing "tug of war" with an old sock

Sharing countless "happy hours" and good booze on the rocks

Thick rare steaks lovingly prepared on a Weber Kettle barbeque

Overnight boat trips to Harstine Island

Rousing card games of "Nertz" among friends

Great visits after dinner in front of a blazing fireplace

A true friend who was there to help you on moving day

Well behaved kids who loved and respected their Dad

A good friend to call and confide in when things got rough

Thanks for the memories Dennis...You will be missed.
Michael Ferris
October 29, 2009
I knew Dennis from Good Sam. He was always someone I could call on for help. My thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends.
Royce Poynter
October 25, 2009
Marla and family,
We are saddened to hear of Dennis's passing. We will keep him and you in our prayers.
Ron and Anita Forest
Ron and Anita Forest
October 23, 2009
Words can never express the sorrow Shannon and I feel at Dennis' passing. I have known Dennis for 25 years and during that time he became the best friend I have ever had. I am so grateful that I was able to get to Seattle from Georgia at the end of September and spend several quality hours with Dennis and Marla. Marla, I made a promise to Dennis which I have confided in you and I will spend the rest of my life keeping that promise. Shannon and I have been deeply affected by Dennis' courage during his battle with that most insidious disease, cancer, and we are looking for a way that we can help make a difference in the battle against cancer. Please find comfort in knowing what a special man Dennis was and is and know he will never be forgotten.
Ed & Shannon Summers
October 23, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers go with you during this most difficult time. May your memories of Dennis bring you comfort and peace.
Pam and Al Brower
October 22, 2009
We will miss Dennis every day for the rest of our lives. He was a great friend for 30 years. We will keep him alive in our harts with our many wondful memories. All the times we spent Christamas in Seattle the shows we saw together, all the martinies. We are very thankful to of been a part of his life. We will always have Wednesday.
Randy & Carolyn Curtiss
October 22, 2009
I will miss Dennis a great deal. I worked with him at Good Sam for many years, and will always remember him for his good nature, professionalism, itegrity, and work ethic. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Cindy Turver
October 22, 2009
Dennis will be greatly missed. I grew up with Dennis and Marla since my parents were their good friends. I shall treasure many memories such as singing songs, Dennis playing the organ and going out on the boat. Good times.

Take comfort in knowing he was a kind man and that his life touched so many.

Our deepest condolences,
Melanie and family
Melanie Ruiz
October 21, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Nancy & Jeffrey Snyder
October 21, 2009
Many fond memories of times together, we've ridden that train for 35 years, oh what a ride!!!!!
My thoughts and prayers to all the family.
Mickey Bean
October 21, 2009
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