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Bobby J. Keen

March 22, 1941 - October 7, 2022

Bobby Joe Keen of Portland, Oregon


March 22, 1941 – October 07, 2022


On the morning of October 7, 2022 at his home of 58 years he passed away in his sleep due to complications from pneumonia from Covid with his wife, the love of his life of 62 years by his side. He passed peacefully, he was 81 years of age.


Bobby was born March 22, 1941 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to Dora Bell Rey and William O. Keen.  Bobby moved to Yakima, Washington where he meet his wife, Kay.  Bobby and Kay moved to Portland, Oregon.  Bobby and Kay had two children, Norma and Bobby, Jr. (who is now deceased).  Bobby worked hard in heavy construction to earn a living for his family.  They purchased their first home which only had a total of 4 rooms and only 1 bedroom, but they used this a stepping stone to build the home that they live in today.


He loved to hunt, fish, go camping and ride motorcycles.  He loved the outdoors but he really had a passion for his old 1944 Jeep.  When my brother and I were kids, we used to ride for hours in the Jeep on Sunday drives he taught us how to drive in the Jeep.


He used to help take care of his granddaughters when they were little and he loved them so much.  He hung a tire from the rafters in the garage once to make them a swing since they couldn’t go out to play.


Bobby is survived in death by:  Kay Keen (wife), Danny (brother) and Alice (wife) Keen, Norma (daughter) and Jimmy (husband) Warren, Melissa (granddaughter) Max (husband) and Mason (great grandson) Riggs, Tricia (granddaughter) Andy (husband) and Easton (great grandson) Beehler, Travis Keen (grandson), Dillon Keen (grandson), Robin Keen (daughter in law).

A Private – Celebration for family and close friend of the family to be held October 22, 2022 at Stark Street Pizza from 3 – 7:00 pm


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