Keith Blakey, 82, passed away March 23, 2014. Survived by his wife of 44 years, Lucille Blakey; nephews, Milt (Patti) Blakey and Rob (Salina) Mangone; niece, Elisa Jones; sister-in-law, Virginia Calich; cousin, Susann Vest; and longtime friends, Pat Farson and the Allen Moore family. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Howard (LouElla) and Arthur Blakey; nephew, J.P. Mangone; brother-in-law, Bob Calich; aunt, Dorothy Vest; and uncle, Russell Vest. Keith was born in Leadville on Feb. 28, 1932, to Austin and Ida Blakey. He worked as the Lake County Tax Assessor and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Viewing, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Graveside service, 11:00 a.m., Wed., March 26, at Fairview Cemetery , in Salida. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office. Online condolences,

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  1. So very sorry to hear about”Keithie” I enjoyed working with him at Mountain Bell. He was a very caring, gracious and fun person. My sons always enjoyed stopping by your home. We miss all the beautiful mountain photos. With love, Rosie Potter and family

  2. Lucy, my mother does not get on the computer, but she sends her deepest sympathies on the passing of Keith. He was a great friend to my dad, and we always looked forward to the wonderful photos on the Christmas cards every year.

    Christine Hain
    Daughter of Clementine and the late John Hren

  3. Lucy, I am so sorry for your loss. Keith was such a kind and sweet man. Sending prayers. Karen and Jenna

  4. Lucy we are so sorry for your loss. Keith was a wonderful man and neighbor as I was growing up. I have many fond memories of him. We will keep you in our prayers!

  5. Lucy, I am so sorry for your loss. Keith was a great man with a smile and giggle that will be long remembered on our many adventures in Colorado. He was always ready for an adventure! We will keep you in our prayers and will see you in June.

  6. Lucy, I was very sad to hear of Keith’s passing. I have very fond memories of you both when you would come to exercise at the Southern Colorado clinic physical therapy department. I remember how happy you two were as you would walk into the office and be just as happy when you left. I’ll always remember Keith with that happy smile. You have my prayers and my deepest condolences. Vivian Salazar – Former receptionist at Southern Colorado Clinic PT dept.

  7. Lucy, I was sad when I heard of Keith’s passing. I really liked Keith. He was a very knowledgeable man. I know I haven’t seen you both for a long time but I have GREAT memories of you both! Love you, Gloria (Salas) Pacheco

  8. Lucy,
    I’ll never forget Keithy-Weithy! He was a very sweet and quiet man. I loved the way he said “Pee-eb-lo” and his laugh. I so enjoyed our trips to the mountains and his knowledge of Colorado. I have such fond memories of times spent with you and Aunt Pat.
    Love and prayers are with you,

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