Archive for Thursday, March 27, 2003

Kenneth W. Keene

March 27, 2003


— Memorial services for Kenneth W. Keene, 82, Vegreville, Alberta, Canada, will be May 2 in Odessa.

Mr. Keene died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2003, in Vegreville.

He was born June 28, 1920, in Iola, Kan., the son of Harry and Helen Keene. He attended Lawrence, Kan., schools and entered Kansas University in 1939, where he joined Sigma Chi fraternity. After serving in the military, he earned a degree in geology from KU in 1948 and moved to Odessa in 1950. He moved to Vegreville in 2002.

Mr. Keene served as an officer in field artillery and participated in Battle of Leyte Gulf. He was a field geologist for Gulf Oil for nearly 30 years and helped discover several oil fields in Texas and New Mexico. He retired from Gulf in 1988 and became a geology consultant. He was active in Boy Scouts, becoming a Scout in Troop 60 at First Baptist Church in Lawrence and remaining active in Odessa, where he was a Scoutmaster.

He married Elaine Armstrong in 1960. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Candyce Rice, Durango, Colo.; four sons, Doug, Boulder, Colo.; Greg, Odessa; Kenneth Knapp, Las Animas, Colo., and Gary, Boston, and a brother, W. Richard Keene, Mission Hills, Kan.

Park Memorial Ltd. in Vegreville is in charge of arrangements.

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