Keith Lee Searle

8 Nov 1931 - 16 Sep 2002


Keith Lee Searle

8 Nov 1931 - 16 Sep 2002
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Keith Lee Searle


Benjamin Cemetery

8435 S 3200 W
Benjamin, Utah, Utah
United States

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US Navy, Korea


June 2, 2011


June 1, 2011

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Contributor: doddemagen Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Keith left home early and joined the Navy. He was about 14 or 15 years old. He boxed while in the Navy. He was the featherweight champion. He said the reason he boxed was because they fed the boxers better. Also there weren't as many rules and regulations for the boxers. He went over seas and served in the Korean War for two years. After that he went to Alaska with the Navy. There he met MaryAnn Lundy and married her. She was the captains daughter. They had to get special permission from the Governor to be married on the base. They came home on a big ship. It took 4-5 days to get to Seattle. In Seattle they stayed at MaryAnn's family childhood home for a week. From there they came home to Utah, the Great Basin. Their first child Art, was born out at the Basin. Keith went to work for different ranches. Their second son Tim, was born at one of these ranches, in Wyoming at the time. For about 2-3 years Keith was an officer on the Indian Reservation, in Roosevelt Utah. Keith did a lot of rodeo's. He was a pick up man. He traveled with the rodeo. It was his occupation. He worked for Slash- C Rodeo Co. and for Cotton Rawson. From Roosevelt they moved to Payson, and then to Benjamin, Utah. For twenty years he Cowboyed for the Cattleman's association and also herded sheep. He lived in a sheep camp, or his camp trailer and followed the sheep or cows wherever they were. The sheep out to the dessert in the winter and up Strawberry canyon in the summer. The cows were mostly up Diamond Fork, Spanish Fork canyon. He did a lot of leather work. He made bridles, chaps, belts and saddle repair.

Keith Searle- by Marion Manwill

Contributor: doddemagen Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

He was sittin' all alone, In the booth that day last spring. A bandage covered all his hand, And his arm was in a sling. I tried to get him to admit it, The last time he had picked his nose. That a booger had actually bit it, But it had really happened, the last time it snowed. He was all alone at the sheep herd, Ridin' a new feisty young colt. And he should have known better, than to chase after that old coyote. That old mangy coyote got in his way, "What was a man to do?" Why chase him of course, through the mud and the snow. It was then that his handgun he drew. His horse could outrun the coyote of course, As long as he went quite straight. But when he would zig, his horse would zag, And it threw him right out of his gait. "Enough is enough" he said to himself, as he cocked his pistol that day. With as much aim as he could get, He shot at that varmint, trying to blow it away. But he missed don't you know, And that's when it happened, his bronc decided to buck. He reached for the horn, but he just couldn't grab it. Cause he still had his gun in his hand- Dang the luck. Now this went on for several more jumps, Him trying to hang on to his horse and his gun. He finally got the bronc's head up, But then the Dang thing started to run. Now stop and think of the fix he was in. One hand on the reins and the other holding his gun. Then some how the thing just cocked itself, And when it went off it was aimed at his thumb. It just barely missed hitting his thumb, and went clean through his left hand. But things were still so wild, it didn't even hurt, As he finally got that bronc under his command. Now ain't it amazing what a .357 magnum can do, when it hits something at such a close range. It's funny that he still has a hand at all, Makes you wonder just what he uses for brains. He was wearing leather gloves that day. Because of the cold in the air. So he couldn't really tell how bad he was hurt. But most of his hand was still there. He just happened to have a hay string in his pocket, so he wrapped his hand up real tight. and quick as he could, he rode the eight miles, back to his camp, what a lovely sight. He only stopped just long enough, to unsaddle his horse and give him a shove. Then he took a roll of duct tape out of his truck, And completely taped up his hand and his glove. Three hours later he finally arrived, At the hospital in his home town. And walked right in to the emergency room, And calmly set himself down. "Are you covered by insurance?" Was the first thing they wanted to know. But now he was hurting, so they took him right in, Even though he was still wet from the mud and the snow. As they waited for the doctor, They asked if there was anything he might need. They had no way of knowing how bad he was hurt, Because he was bound up so tight he didn't even bleed. When the Doctor finally got there, and started to cut off his glove and the tape, The last thing he remembers is seeing the blood, shoot from his hand and then he went into faint. Now he sits there sipping his coffee, And don't he look grand. The only thing that's missing, Are two finger from his left hand. Now you have to admit, The old boy sure must have some grit. Cause now he's getting ready to drive out of town, to start herding cattle when summer rolls around.

Two Babies

Contributor: doddemagen Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Agnes and Alice both had babies at the same time. Agnes had Dean and Alice had Keith. Alice lost her milk. Agnes nursed both babies for a while. Dean and Keith grew up together and were good friends all of their lives.

Life timeline of Keith Lee Searle

Keith Lee Searle was born on 8 Nov 1931
Keith Lee Searle was 14 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
Keith Lee Searle was 26 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Keith Lee Searle was 32 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
Keith Lee Searle was 47 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
Keith Lee Searle was 49 years old when Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage. Mount St. Helens or Louwala-Clough is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Portland, Oregon and 96 miles (154 km) south of Seattle, Washington. Mount St. Helens takes its English name from the British diplomat Lord St Helens, a friend of explorer George Vancouver who made a survey of the area in the late 18th century. The volcano is located in the Cascade Range and is part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, a segment of the Pacific Ring of Fire that includes over 160 active volcanoes. This volcano is well known for its ash explosions and pyroclastic flows.
Keith Lee Searle was 60 years old when The World Wide Web is opened to the public. The World Wide Web (WWW), also called the Web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet. English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He wrote the first web browser in 1990 while employed at CERN in Switzerland. The browser was released outside CERN in 1991, first to other research institutions starting in January 1991 and to the general public on the Internet in August 1991.
Keith Lee Searle died on 16 Sep 2002 at the age of 70
Grave record for Keith Lee Searle (8 Nov 1931 - 16 Sep 2002), BillionGraves Record 7789 Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States