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Skip (Orville W) Keith

| February 15, 2023 12:00 AM

Skip (Orville W) Keith passed away on Jan. 30, 2023 after a short battle with cancer. Skip was born on July 5, 1955 in Hot Springs to Orville and Marjorie Keith.

He was a very active child and kept everyone on their toes. He tortured his older siblings and they tortured him back. Skip was his own person with his own ways. He did what he wanted when he wanted regardless of the consequences.

Skip worked for himself and numerous logging companies throughout the Northwest as well as Alaska. Skip knew everyone in the business and they knew him. There wasn’t a piece of machinery he couldn’t fix.

Skip is survived by his children Sadie (Andy) Hergesheimer, Max Keith, sisters Cheryl Keith and Shannon (Bob) Thornton, Celia Keith, nephew Nathan Keith (Elizabeth) and Seth and Kyle.

Preceding him in death was his parents Orville and Margie Keith, brothers Doug and Glen and his youngest son Emery. A gathering of friends and family will be held at the Elks Lodge in Thompson Falls on Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bring your best and worst Skip stories.

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