Jean Keith

Obituary of Jean Keith

Jean Keith, a resident of Boise, ID passed away peacefully with family by her side on February 15, 2021.  Jean was born June 2, 1925 in Spokane, WA to Carroll F Allen and Elinor B (Peterson) Allen.  She moved to Boise when she was 2 and lived here the remainder of her life.  She was a graduate of Boise High School and the business college at Boise Junior College.  She met Lysle Keith the love of her life in 1942 in Boise where they were married.  They celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary in 2017 just prior to Lysle’s death. 

Jean was an outgoing individual.  She loved gardening and sewing, was a member of several civic clubs, and even a pilot.  She received her pilots license in the late 1950’s setting an example for upcoming women pilots.  She was the accountant for the family business she and Lysle shared, The Light House in Vista Village.  She had been a faithful member of the Episcopal church, singing in the choir many years.  She was also a member of the Silver Bells, a women’s ensemble that sang at many of the Boise area Senior care facilities. 

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Lysle Keith, parents Carroll F and Elinor B Allen and sister Doris C Wood.  She is survived by many nieces, nephews and grandchildren.  Internment will be with her husband Lysle at the Idaho Veterans Cemetery.  Her family wishes to thank Spring Creek Assisted Living and Treasure Valley Hospice for the excellent care she received during her residency.  Also, to Clare from the Church of the Holy Nativity for her unwavering support to Jean for the last two decades. 

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Church of the Holy Nativity, 828 W Cherry Lane, Meridian, ID 83642.

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