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Dorothy Keaton

November 27, 1927 - November 13, 2019

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Dorothy Olivia Keaton, 91, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in Sandpoint, Idaho. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint with Paul Graves officiating. A reception will follow at 41 South.

Dorothy was born on November 27, 1927 in Kootenai, Idaho to Carl and Martha (Aase). She grew up and attended schools locally. Dorothy married Lacey Keaton on December 4, 1945 in Thompson Falls, MT. During the early ‘50’s, Dorothy and Lacey owned and operated Sandpoint Post and Coal.

Dorothy’s first job prior to marrying Lacey was working in the laundry at Farragut during WWII. Later, Dorothy worked for the Bonner County School District at Farmin Elementary. First, as a cook and later as the principal’s secretary. While her children attended Farmin School she was active in PTA and was a homeroom mother in her children’s classrooms. She retired from Taft’s Variety Store as a clerk and manager after working there for 23 years.

Dorothy served as a board member of the Downtown Business Association. She enjoyed raising flowers, gardening, and ceramics. Her greatest joys were family gatherings, holidays and sharing her Christmas cookies and candies.

She is survived by her three daughters Sharon Cox of Arizona, Greta Keaton (Gary Griffin) of Spokane, WA and Trudy Greene (Dusty Rief) of Nine Mile Falls, WA; son Kim (Julie) Keaton of Sandpoint; 7 grandchildren Brent (Carrie) Greene of Casper, WY, Alissa Freeman of Post Falls, ID, Kaleb Keaton (Britta Wehrle) of Hillsboro, OR, Elizabeth “Zibby” Keaton (Matt Coolidge) of Portland, OR, Scott (Corina) Cox of Gilbert, AZ, Tom (Leesa) Cox of Queen Creek, AZ, and Wendy Cox (Bob Rini) of Seattle, WA; 10 great grandchildren; sisters Edna Heath of Sandpoint and Carol Berg of Alaska; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lacey Keaton, grandson Andrew Keaton Griffin, sisters Eleanor Stueve, Margaret Parnell and Alice Eich, and brother Jack “Zeke” Armstrong.

Memorial donations may be made to Bonner Community Food Bank, 1707 Culvers Dr., Sandpoint, ID 83864 or Panhandle Alliance for Education, 123 S. 3rd Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864.