Harold Rex Keller 1913 - 2012
Harold Rex Keller was born February 16, 1913, to Leo and Mary Tauscher Keller, in McMinnville, Ore. He died Nov. 11, 2012, in Vernal, Utah, with his daughters at his side.
Harold grew up in Oregon. He was raised with one sister, Helen, whom he was very close to.
Harold graduated from Grant High School in Portland Oregon. At the time of the Great Depression, Harold worked three jobs to support his mother, sister and brother in law.
During World War II, Harold enlisted in the Navy andwas stationed in Hawaii.
On June 7, 1947, Harold married Elizabeth (Betty) Monteith. To this union they had two daughters, Kristin and Lauri.
Harold worked in the lumber business most of his life. This took his family from Pendleton, Ore. to Craig.
When he retired, Harold and Betty moved back to Oregon, living just outside of Tillamook, in Cape Meares. Every day he would walk his dogs five to eight miles on the beach.
When Betty died in 1996, Harold moved to Vernal, Utah to be close to his daughters and their families. At the age of 83 he bought a brand new home, which he lived in and maintained until May of this year.
One of the most significant events in his life was his time spent in the Boy Scouts. It kept a city boy out of trouble and taught him the joys of nature and camping.
He maintained life long, friendships with many from his troop. Harold continued as a Boy Scout Leader and was awarded the Silver Beaver for his contribution to the Boy Scouts of America
Harold is survived by his daughters, Kristin (Dan) Christiansen and Lauri Keller (Michael Goddard). He has five grandchildren, Michael Brinks, Brian Brinks, Jenny (Casey) Addy, Daniel Christiansen and Jacob Goddard.
There are two great grandsons, Kaidyn Michael Brinks and Nikolas Keller Brinks. He also leaves behind a network of friends that he cherished.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Remember the Maine Park, 4250 North 3500 West in Vernal, Utah.
Online condolences may be shared at www.AshleyValleyFuneralHome.com.