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Dr. Harmon E. Keyes, Jr.


February 21, 2019

Dr. Harmon E. Keyes, Jr., 91, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, passed away February 11, 2019.

He was born September 8, 1927, in Globe, Arizona.

After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a demolition specialist in September 1945 and was honorably discharged in July 1948.

He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Tennessee in 1957, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha. He loved the cowboy lifestyle and left Arizona to become a "Country Doctor," practicing medicine in Riverton, Torrington and Sundance, Wyoming, where he re-opened the Crook County Hospital in 1975.

He especially enjoyed hiking, fishing and chasing antelope. Among many other accomplishments, he received his commercial pilot license in 1971 and ascended Devils Tower at the age of 65.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian; brother, David of Tempe, Arizona; sons, Eric of Cheyenne and Blain of Phoenix, Arizona; stepson, David Morris of Palm Springs, California; daughters, Debbie of Fort Myers, Florida, Connie Cornella of Sundance and Dorothy Orsburn of St. George, Utah; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by Erika Keyes, mother of Eric, Debbie, Connie and Dorothy; Audrie Keyes, mother of David and Blain; and his parents, Harmon E. and Alice Keyes of Phoenix.

Per his request, cremation has taken place under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home with a celebration of life rendezvous scheduled for a later date in the Wind River Mountain Range.

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