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Deseret Morning News, 02/25/04
Our loving husband, father, and grandfather, Keith Lavell Densley, 72, passed away Monday,
February 23, 2004 at Utah Valley Regional Medial Center in Provo, Utah. He was born
November 29, 1931 in Sharon, Idaho to Melvin Lavell and Juanita Orr Densley. he married
Mary Joyce Haynes on September 26, 1953 in Taber, Alberta, Canada. Their marriage was
later solemnized in the Alberta LDS Temple on June 20, 1956.
He attended grade school in Klickitat, Washington and graduated from high school there. He
also attended one year at Central Washington State College. He was employed by J. Neils
Lumber Company before enlisting in the Air Force in 1951. He was honorably discharged in
1955 with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He worked for Klickitat County, then later was
employed by the Washington State Highway Department. He was the Chief Right Of Way Agent
for over 10 years, and retired from that position in 1981. He was actively involved in the
International Right Of Way Association and served as President and on the Board of
Directors for many years. Keith coached baseball, swimming, football and softball. He
enjoyed all sports. He liked to hunt and camp, and enjoyed taking his family boating.
He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in
many capacities including Scout leader, branch president, ward and stake president in the
Young Men's Association, counselor in the bishopric, and stake financial secretary.
Keith is survived by his wife, Mary Joyce; two sons and two daughters: Dale (Stephanie)
Densley of Mapleton; Jerry (Toni) Densley of Orem; Renee (Mike) Alcott of South Jordan;
Lori (Mark) Comsa of Springville; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Orrin, Dale and Larry; and one
granddaughter, Briana Densley. Funeral services will be Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004 at 11 a.m.
in the Mapleton 9th Ward Chapel, 31 W. Maple. Friends may call at the church from
9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will be at the Springville Evergreen
Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion. Condolences may be sent to the
family at www.walkerfamilymortuaries.com
Published in the Deseret News on 2/25/2004.