One of the "Greatest Generation" gone.
Arthur Ray Keeley (1926 - 2012)
HYRUM - Arthur Ray Keeley passed away Oct. 26, 2012. He was born to Alfred C. and Jessie Busby Keeley on March 30, 1926, in Salt Lake City. Art attended schools in the Salt Lake City area and graduated from East High School in 1944.
Art then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the Philippines during World War II. Art attended Utah State Agricultural College (USU), majoring in physical education. He was a member of the football team from 1946-49 and participated in the ROTC.
Art received a direct commission in the U.S. Army and fought in the Korean War. While in Korea, he was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action.
Prior to a military assignment in West Germany, Arthur married Nadine Aagard in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on Aug. 3, 1954. After the war, he taught seminary in Lovell, Wyo., from 1957 to 1966 and in Hyrum, Utah, from 1966 until his retirement in 1991. In his 34 years of teaching seminary, many students came to know and love "Bro. K."
Since retiring, Art continued to be active in community and church. He was involved in family history and served in the Logan temple.
Art is survived by his wife Nadine; children, Claudia Webb, David and Joyce Keeley, James and Marlene Keeley, Lisa and Thor Lindstrom, Kevin and Karen Keeley, Karen and David Davis, Marianne and Andrew Grasley, Paul and Jerianna Keeley, Rebecca Keeley and Christopher and Shennie Keeley; 47 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Helen and Jolene; and daughter Elizabeth.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in the Hyrum North Stake Center, 245 Apple Drive in Hyrum. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center St. in Logan and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church prior to the services.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenmortuaries.net.
Published in Logan Herald Journal from October 30 to November 1, 2012
I guess it's one of the few times when I don't have words. I sure love him, and will miss him.
The world is a better place because he was in it. Goodbye, Dad. God be with you 'til we meet again.
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