Keith Thomas Harding was born February 28, 1942 in Los Angeles, CA the son of Glen and Bernice (Lueders) Harding. He passed away in Kennewick on Sunday January 21, 2018 at the age of 75.
Keith grew up and attended school in Rosemead, CA, graduating from Rosemead High School in the class of 1959. Keith moved to Oregon in 1960 residing on the Oregon Coast, where he met and married his first wife Jean Kessell Harding. Together they had daughter Kathy and three sons Patrick, Keith and Kenneth. They lived in Salem and Central Oregon. Later, he met and married his current wife of forty three years,Christine Bowen Harding while in Central Oregon where they lived until moving to South Dakota in 1986. They returned to Oregon and their current home in Umatilla in 2008.
Keith’s employment history varied from: music instructor, millwright, law enforcement and his compassion for people lead him to work in health care until his retirement.
Keith enjoyed outdoor activities such as; camping, fishing and hunting. He loved music and was very gifted. He played in several bands and had the ability to play any instrument he picked up. He served in leadership positions in several of the communities he resided in. Family was very important to him and he cherished every moment spent with them.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Stacy.
He is survived by his wife of forty three years, Christine Harding; daughters, Ronda (Mark) Talso, Kathy (Devon) Andrews and Robyn (Roderick) Klucas; sons, Joe Kalani, Travis (Arnell) Eynon, Patrick (Julie) Harding, Keith Thomas (Brenda) Harding JR. And Ken (Yana) Harding; brother, Kevin (Carolyn) Harding; thirty grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday January 28, 2018 at the Hermiston First United Methodist Church (191 E Gladys Avenue Hermiston).
The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Hermiston First United Methodist Church.