Keith Lavern Remington, 73, of Fruitland, Idaho, and Sumpter, died April 28, 2004, at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise.
His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at West Valley Free Methodist Church in Fruitland. Pastor Don Brown will officiate.
Visitations will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel in Fruitland.
Keith was born on Nov. 29, 1930, at Big Springs, Neb., to Clair and Pauline Remington. He loved people and helped so many. He also loved children and animals.
He loved to fly his planes. He started flying in 1955. Keith worked for Idaho Power Co. from 1951 to 1959, living at Bliss and Brownlee. He also did emergency hospital flights and at one time even stocked fish in the high lakes with his plane.
Keith loved to cook and owned and operated the Polar Bear Cafe at Nyssa from 1960 to 1970. Keith loved Sumpter, where he and Cindy built a beautiful home together. He and Cindy loved to take rides on their ATVs with his “little girl,” their dog, Misty. Keith owned the Sumpter General Store for several years.
He had a wonderful sense of humor and was loved by many people and will be missed by so many. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Cindy A. Remington of Fruitland; his mother, Pauline Elizabeth Remington Tomjack of Weiser, Idaho; his children, Michael Remington and his wife, Ahn, and grandsons, Jason and Jeremy, of Fredericksburg, Va., his daughter, Marsha Meeker and her husband, Brent, and grandchildren, Barrett and Lara of Camarillo, Calif.; two stepchildren, Michelle Sherman, of Keizer; and Laura Mann of Gram, Wash.; three sisters, Ruth Hill, and her husband, Glenn, Nancy Whetton, and Beverly Hess and her husband, Duane; four nephews and three nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clair Remington; and his stepfather, Walter Tomjack.
Memorials may be made to Sumpter Valley Historical Dredge Park through Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, Idaho 83661.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 30, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor