Keith Cameron Keysor, age 67, passed away on March 2, 2017 at the McCone County Health Center in Circle, Montana.
Keith was born in Glendive on February 3, 1950, the son of Robert (Bill) and Betty (Volbrecht) Keysor. He grew up and attended school in Richey, and graduated from Richey High School in 1968. He initially worked for the Dawson County Road Department and then took a position with the McCone County Road Department when it became available. He was Road Foreman of McCone County for 20+ years before retiring in 1997. Many people will remember him spending countless hours to keep their roads open and maintained, especially in remote parts of the county.
Keith married Deanna Switzer on June 2, 1973, in Circle, and to this union three sons were born. Hunting and fishing were activities Dad enjoyed very much, and our family took many trips each year to Fort Peck Lake or one of Montana’s many rivers. Dad spent several years elk hunting at Taylor’s Fork with friends and passed that love to his sons who continue this annual hunt. Dad relished sports: he bowled, played softball, watched the Dallas Cowboys, and was one of Deane Copping’s steer wrestling students. He was an avid fan of his son’s sporting events.
Dad liked to work with his hands and could operate any manner of machine. He filleted fish, skinned deer, and canned meat. Dad loved gardening; digging in the soil and making things grow. He also loved to cook. He would make a home cooked meal for whoever crossed his path.
Dad was a character. He had a long smile that seemed to split his face in half. He always wore long sleeved button shirts, even when fishing. He had a friendly nickname for everyone, but, oddly enough, never seemed to have one himself.
Dad is survived by his three sons, Kelly (Nicole) Keysor of Sidney, MT; Kyle Keysor of Miles City, MT; and Kirk Keysor of Bozeman, MT; mother Betty Keysor of Richey, MT; sisters Cheryl (Jerry) Whiteman, Richey MT, Becky (Brian) Vetter of Glendive, MT, and Susy (Ken) Ehli of Circle, MT; brother Bruce Keysor of Richey, MT; and two grandchildren, Brody and Kaia Keysor; and survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.
A memorial service will be held on March 10, 2017 at 11am at Circle Country Market Banquet Room. Stevenson and Sons is entrusted with arrangements. Memorials can be made to a charity of your choice.