Happy 90th Birthday!: Keith Lee Lund

Saturday , May 05, 2018 - 10:00 PM

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Keith Lee Lund was born May 6, 1928, in his home in Plain City, Utah, 22 minutes after his twin brother, Kenneth Dee Lund, to Francis M. and Elizabeth Ellis Lund, the youngest of eight children.

He started working with his father and brothers on their farm at the age of eight, and spent his early life thinning and topping sugar beets, milking cows and doing what needed to be done to ensure a good harvest.

He attended grade school in Plain City and high school at Weber High, graduating in 1947.

He should have graduated in 1946, but the Weber County School Board would not allow him or his brother, Kenneth, to graduate in 1946, because they missed so many days of school in 1942 to 1945, working on the farm to help his father make a living while his other two brothers were serving in the military overseas.

He knew he would need a high school diploma to find work. So, in the fall of 1946, he asked the school board if he could attend high school again the coming year.

They told him that he would have to attend all six classes each day to make up the half credit he needed for graduation, which he did, graduating in 1947.

He met his wife, Kathryn Miller, while working at a lodge in Fish Lake, Utah. They were married on December 3, 1948.

They were blessed with four children: Kristine Lewis, Kevin Lund, Karrie Lund and Konnie Parke. They have 11 grandchildren and 22 great- grandchildren.

He was employed as a salesman for Swift & Company for 20 years. After it's closing, he worked as a deputy assessor for Weber County for 20 years.

His hobbies are working in his garden, and keeping a beautiful yard, also doing a little oil painting.

A family party will be held at his daughter's home with members of the family and friends attending.

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