Stayton – Keith,
86, died Friday in Stayton. He was born in Oakley, ID. to
Mildred Lucille (Richins) and Orville Heiner. Keith served in
the Navy Reserve, joining right out of high school at age 17.
When the war ended, he returned to Idaho where he married his
high school sweetheart, Zina Larson on December 18, 1946 in
the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple.
Keith and Zina lived
in St. George, UT. for 20 years as they watched their
childrens’ families grow. In 2009 they moved to Oregon to be
near family who could help care for them. Keith and Zina
celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary in 2010, shortly
before Zina passed away. Keith was a member of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Stayton Ward, and had
formerly served as a Bishop, as well as many other callings
within the church.
He is survived by
children: Patricia (Andrew) Hilverda of Aumsville, Debra
Heiner of Logan, UT., and Todd (Janet) Heiner of Centerville,
UT.; brother: Robert Heiner of Salt Lake City, UT.; 12
grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Keith was the fifth
of seven children and was preceded in death by one sister and
four brothers. He was loved by his family and friends, and was
known as a kind and humble man. Even through his recent
illness, he always had a smile on his face, never complaining,
always thanking those around him.
Services will be
Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, Stayton Ward. Interment will be
next to Zina in Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton. Contributions
may be made to the Missionary fund of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.