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Buster Keyes

December 3, 1927 — June 22, 2011

Buster was born December 3, 1927 in Coalville, Utah to Clarence and Edna Keyes. He died June 22, 2011 in Salt Lake surrounded by his family.

Buster married his high school sweetheart, Donna Sargent April 7, 1949 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Together they built their ranch and loved living the ranch lifestyle. Buster raised a top quality mink as well as cattle and sheep. He was a member of the National Rifleman Association earning state honors. He was a member of the Coalville Lions Club for over 50 years. Buster was part owner of the Summit Merc. in Coalville that has been in business for over 100 years. He was a member of the LDS church where he served as a home teacher and in the Sunday school presidency for many years. Buster was known as a great humanitarian donating to many different charities. He loved spending time with his family and friends, sharing a story and a laugh. He always had to wear his cowboy hat; he couldn't leave home without it.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Axcil and Emma Blonquist, his parents Clarence and Edna Keyes Dearden, stepfather Lee Dearden and a granddaughter Aubrey Arnell.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years Donna; a brother Boyd (Bobbi) Dearden of Knoxville, Tennessee; three children: Brad (Linda), Shan (Karl) Hopkins, both of Salt Lake and Ed (Jan) of Coalville,8 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

A poem he wrote for his wife: If I go first and you remain, when the sun comes up, I'll wait for you to catch up.

The family would like to thank family and friends for all their acts of kindness. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.

Funeral services will be held Monday June 27, 2011 at 12 noon in the Hoytsville Church. Friends and family may call at the Church Sunday, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday, from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Interment, Coalville Cemetery.

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