Former Kenai Peninsula resident Lorena Keating died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, in Mesa, Ariz., after a long battle with cancer. She was 79.
Services in Sterling are planned for this summer.
Mrs. Keating was born in Oklahoma and moved to Clam Gulch in 1951, where she homesteaded. She lived in Sterling for many years, where she and her husband built their home on the Moose River.
Mrs. Keating donated her time and talents in the starting of the Sterling Senior Center. She was an accomplished artist and quilter. She loved the outdoors. Those who knew her will remember her steadfast opinions and her efforts as curator of the Mining Museum in Cooper Landing.
"She did so much good and loved her family. She was fortunate to spend her last years close to them in Washington and Kansas," her friends and family said.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Doug Keating, and sister, Micki.
She is survived by her son, Marvin Budd; brothers, Claude and Clarence Tucker; granddaughter, Kelly Sterling; and great-grandchildren.
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