Keith Haas passed away August 3, 2016, in his home in Marysville, Wash. He was 80.
Keith was born in Atwood, Colorado on December 26, 1935 - the last of four boys born to his mother, Francis and his father, George. After graduation from high school in Couer d’Alene, Idaho, he served in the Army in Germany in the 50’s, worked in the Kellogg, Idaho Mines with his brothers, and decided to better his life by attending college to become an electrician. After his marriage, to Connie Goodmanson, he moved to Sitka, Alaska and worked at Alaska Lumber and Pulp. He loved the outdoors whether it was commercial fishing, hunting, or working in his yard.
After the closure of ALP in Sitka, Keith took a job in Everett, Washington at Scott Paper and then Kimberly Clark. It was in Marysville, where Keith and Connie settled for their golden years establishing great friendships with neighbors, co-workers, and Alaska friends.
Keith loved his family. He was deeply sorrowed when his beloved wife left this world in 2009.
He is survived by his daughter, Brenda (Richard) Calkins, granddaughters, Bryanne (Alex Knocke) and Britley Calkins, and greatgranddaughter, Christlyn Knocke and many cousins.
A celebration of his life will be held in his yard on September 10, 2016, at noon with a potluck to follow. For more information, contact his daughter at brenda.calkins.2010@gmail. com.