Obituary: Keith Hughes Steever 1934 - 2015

Keith Hughes Steever

Keith Hughes Steever

Keith Hughes Steever of Camp Verde passed away Feb. 14, 2015 at Verde Valley Medical Center with his family at his side. Keith was born January 06, 1934 in Basin Montana to Edward Franklin & Anna Lenora (Hughes) Steever. Keith grew up in southwestern Montana, where he worked on various farms around the valley.  He joined the Navy and served on the U.S.S. Pittsburgh during the Korean War.  After the Navy he went to work in the underground mines in Butte, Montana. In 1961 Keith packed up his family and moved to Mt. Pass, CA and worked for the worlds largest Rare Earth Mine as a Mill Forman.  When he retired in 1989 he and his wife Nancy moved to Camp Verde where they'd bought land in the early 70's. Keith did volunteer work for the Camp Verde Senior Center driving 'Meals on Wheels' along with Oscar Crick until that program closed.  After that he volunteered for the ladies downstairs in the Thrift Store where he did what ever was needed. Keith is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nancy, daughter Debbie Daniel (Jerry Larson) of Camp Verde and son Steve Steever of Camp Verde, grandchildren Tim (Nora) Romero Tom (Jessica) Romero Tabetha Steever also in Camp Verde, Sara (Edward) Fitzgerald stationed in Okinawa and sister Heneritte of Libby, Montana, great grandchildren Devin, Hugh, Fiona, Megan, Sean, Noah, Tristen, Mackenzie and Lily. Keith was preceded in death by his parents and brother Lyle.

Keith was a man of great integrity, which he passed on to his children & grandchildren.  He loved the outdoors, hunting, camping, fishing, horseshoes with his neighbors, his morning walks around the neighborhood and NASCAR. He was truly loved and will be missed by all.  Memorial services will be held at a later date.

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