Former Kenai Peninsula resident Douglas Arthur Keating Sr. died Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, in Bellevue, Wash. He was 72.
A private memorial service was held at Saint Benedict's Episcopal Church on Saturday, Jan. 19, in Lacey, Wash.
Mr. Keating was born Jan. 7, 1936, in Mobridge, S.D., to Donald Edward and Betty Keating. He was raised in Washington and graduated from Issaquah High School in 1953. He was a real estate broker in Soldotna and Kenai in the 1970s and '80s. He took early retirement due to health reasons and moved to Valdez where he did volunteer work for the state of Alaska. In 1994 he moved to Oregon where he worked for the state department.
"In 1999 he moved to Mexico, where he enjoyed the warm weather and helping a family with five girls to stay in school and continue their education," his family said.
He moved to Bellevue to live with his daughter in June 2007 to receive medical treatment.
Mr. Keating was preceded in death by his father, of Kenai; and stepson, Derek Nyholm of Anchorage.
He is survived by his mother, Betty Erickson of Lacey; daughters, Deborah Burland and Teresa Keating of Colorado and Lisa Shaughnessy and Carol Jacobs of Washington; son, Douglas Keating Jr. of Anchorage; stepchildren, Troy Nyholm of Washington and Allison Nyholm of Washington, D.C.; brothers, Richard Keating of Oregon and Dave Keating of Soldotna; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were made by Flintofts Funeral Home and Crematory in Issaquah, Wash.
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