Keith Harrison

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September 28, 1938 ~ May 14, 2018

Keith Harrison passed at home on Monday, May 14th, 2018 from respiratory and heart failure. He was born in La Center, WA on September 28th, 1938 to Lester and Katherine Harrison. He was raised on the family farm in La Center with his siblings Lowell, Jill, Pam and Joanie. Keith graduated from La Center High School in 1956.
After graduating from high school, Keith began surveying for Idaho power. He then met his wife, Carmen, in Baker while working on the Brownlee and Oxbow Dams. Keith and Carmen were married September 22nd, 1962. Soon after they were wed, they moved to Vancouver, WA and later to Concord, CA and began their family, daughter, Cheryl, arrived in 1963 and son, Brian, arrived in 1965. In 1967, the family relocated to Vancouver, WA.
Keith worked as a heavy equipment operator/finish grade operator until he retired due to health issues. Keith and Carmen also operated a custom haying and farming business for many years.
Keith always put family first. He enjoyed off-roading, hunting, fishing, camping, listening to music and operating his farm equipment. Many family friends learned to water-ski behind one of Keith's boats. Later in life, he enjoyed attending auctions and spending time with his family.
Keith is survived by daughter, Cheryl (Randy) Boespflug; son, Brian (Danae); grandchildren, Brianna and Ryan Boespflug and Joshua Harrison; great-grandson, Monty Schmitz; brother, Lowell Harrison of La Center; sisters, Jill Weiss of Lacey, WA and Joan Parsons of La Center, WA; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Carmen; his sister, Pam Keto; and parents, Lester and Katherine.
Services will be held on Monday, May 21st, 2018 at 11a.m. at Laynes Funeral Home, 16 NE Clark Ave., Battle Ground, WA 98604. A Celebration of Life will follow at Summit Grove Lodge, 30810 NE Timmen Rd., Ridgefield, WA 98642.
The family would like to thank the Kaiser Hospice team for their special care and support during this very difficult time.
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Layne's Battle Ground Funeral Home
16 NE Clark Ave.
Battle Ground, WA 98604
(360) 687-3143
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Published in The Columbian on May 17, 2018