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Richard Keene

Memorial services for Richard Leslie Keene of Poulsbo, Wash. will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at Warren G. Harding Masonic Lodge in Poulsbo, Wash. Inurnment will be at the Cherry Grove Memorial Park in Poulsbo, Wash.

Mr. Keene died Monday, July 19, in Bremerton, Wash.

He was born on March 12, 1921, in Woodland, to J.P. and Maybell (Howard) Keene. He graduated from Nevada City High School in 1939 and attended Placer Junior College in Auburn. He married Marguerite Harvey on Sept. 21, 1945, in Seattle, Wash.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Transport Command from 1946 to 1947. He was a receiver attendant and received the World War II Victory Medal. He worked as a telephone engineer/technician with Alaska Communications Systems for over 20 years. He later worked for the U.S. Navy at the Keyport Torpedo Station, retiring in 1978. He was a member of the Gesnarian Society, and a member and Past Master of the Warren G. Harding Masonic Lodge. He was a Tyler Emeritus and Hiram Award recipient.

He is survived by his son, Bill Keene of Poulsbo; daughters Sally Foster of Dillon, Mont., and Kathleen Keene of Burien, Wash.; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite (Harvey) Keene in 1997; parents, J.P. and Maybell (Howard) Keene.; and brother, Howard Keene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Martha and Mary Health Care Center, 19160 Front St. NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370.

Arrangements are under the direction of The Stone Chapel in Poulsbo.

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