In Memory

Keith Richins

Keith Richins

Maxine Bailey Johnson reported that Keith died and confirmed by a note from his children. He died on Dec 23 2015 in Austin TX. 

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01/03/16 04:46 PM #1    

Richard M Romney

Sorry to learn of Keith's passing. He's a good man and will be missed.


01/03/16 08:46 PM #2    

Bill Potter

Keith was in my ward and we were on the stage crew at Wasatch. We worked together on our boy scout awards. 

At an early age he advanced in electronics.

.Always wore a smile.

We spoke last year. Can't believe you are gone. My prayers are with your family.

01/06/16 06:58 AM #3    

Anne Schade (Elwood)

Here's Keith's obituary.  So sad to lose special classmates.

Richard “Keith” Richins born January 6, 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Elizabeth Boyce and Richard Verle Richins. Kristin’s eternal companion, our hero, our father, our grandfather, great grandfather, and our friend returned to our Heavenly Father on December 23 2015.
  Keith graduated Skyline High School in 1970. He worked for Utah Air National Guard in Radar Maintenance for 18 years.  We moved to Sacramento, California where he worked as VP of Wilderness Electronics building radars for the government. He changed companies and became VP of Short Electronics working on government contracts.  He then went to work for Rockwell Collins selling radar equipment to military forces in Denver, Colorado.  When Alcatel Network Systems bought out Rockwell Collins, Keith moved into engineering and designed radar equipment for the government.  This enabled Keith to design and install a communication system in Iraq.
  In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he has held many callings, which include Elders Quorum President, High Priest Group Leader, 1st and 2nd Assistance in High Priest, Ward Clerk, 1st and 2nd Counselor in Bishopric, Stake Membership Clerk, Stake Financial Clerk, and returned to Heavenly Father as he was serving a mission for VROC and he had just been called as a Mission Leader.
  He leaves behind his earthly family, a wife of 43 years, Kristin Carole Pettey and children:  son, Brian Dean and his sweetheart Shannon Dale Brady; daughter, Carole, and her sweetheart Justus Seely; and twin daughters Cheryl and Cristele. Three grandchildren, Hayden Seely, Tian Seely, and Starla Brady. One great granddaughter Xylia. He also leaves behind siblings Lauren (Larry) and his wife Janene Richins, Deanna Marshall, Roberta and Dennis Rollins, Neil and Patricia Richins. Celebrating in heaven with parents, siblings, sisters Linda, Jennie, Kathy and brother Karl Richins.
  In lieu of flowers the family respectfully request a donation to a GoFundMe account setup for Richard’s hospital and final expenses.

As one of the twins, I can tell you how wonderful a man my father is. He leaves behind many more people who have been impacted by his kind words and actions. Was my father perfect, no but he was pretty close.

Take a moment, look around you right now, sure you have a screen in front of you and you are hopefully around or close to ones who love you. My dad always made sure those around him knew how much he cared and where he stood with them. He loved without worry and would help without wanting anything in return.

As strong as this man was he sadly did not leave behind any life insurance or assistance in any final expenses, which include the last 3 weeks of his life fighting for life in St. David's hospital in Austin. My hero, my dad, was and is a great man.

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