Keith Oscar Hed was born on May 12, 1933, and departed on June 17, 2009. He is preceded in death by parents, Oscar and Ruth Hed; brother, Norman Hed; children, Loretta Hed and Keith Oscar 'Buff' Hed II, in-laws, John and Lola Cozzetta, Tiny and Joanne Yates, and Joe VanZandt. He is survived by his beautiful and loving wife, Sally; sister-in-law, Toni VanZandt; and children, Diane Fitzgerald (fianc' Larry Caffey), Donna Hed, LeeAnne Hed and Michael (Lisa) Hed; grandchildren, Josh and Brittany Hed, Matthew and Sarah Koncilja, Joseph Rico, Jesse and Keith Hed; and special nephew, Gary Parr. Keith led a very full and happy life. He graduated from Central high school in 1951. He was a veteran of the US Navy. Keith worked at the CF&I and retired after 42 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and most of all, his family, including his animals, Frisco and Jackson. He always had a huge smile from ear to ear and loved to make people laugh. He will greatly missed by all of his family and friends. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 21, 2009, and service, 1 p.m. Monday, June 22, 2009, both in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Deacon Jacob Shafer officiating. The casket will remain closed at the service. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. After the interment, celebration of life from 3 to 5 p.m. at Pueblo Elks Lodge, 5th and Santa Fe. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. My distance has not kept me from remember you all! My heartfelt sorrow goes out to you Diane and Donna and your family. Your Central classmate 1977 Diane Gonzales

  2. Sally, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We will always remember the fun times we had at the apprentice club dinners. We especially remember the breakfast we had at your home afterwards. Wish we could be with you today. Bob & Barb

  3. Donna and family we are so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you know that he is in a better place, and I hope you and your family will find peace. Know that we are praying for you and wishing you all well. God Bless you and your family.

    Your friends always.
    Cordy and Phil Elliott

  4. Dear Sally and Family,

    We are sincerely sorry to hear about the loss of Keith. Our heartfelt sympathy remains with your family as you grieve the loss of such a beautiful person. Our memories of Keith are those of a strong and lasting friendship; one of which obstacles never got in the way. For instance, shortly after Buff’s demise my father passed away. With all Keith had to endure during that time, he found time to visit us during my father’s viewing.Words will never describe what that meant to us as we looked up and saw Keith standing there. We are sorry we are not there with you all today, as we were in Indiana (and currently are visiting my brother Tim) when we learned about Keith’s demise. Please know our thoughts are there with you today and the days to come as you journey through your days of grieving. Our love to your family. Tonya and Andy McLachlan (and family), and Barbara Decker.

  5. To Sally and her family,
    My deepest sympathy to you at this difficult time. May God bless you all.

    Kathy M. Zerfas (Shouse)

  6. We will love and always remeber you Grandpa. We wish we could be there,but we wwill always be thinking about you and the family.

  7. With since condolences to Keith’s family from a fellow classmate at Central High. May he rest in peace.

  8. Keith and I went to pueblo central together and i always remember a happy soul with a smile for all i know it was a long time ago. But In my memory, it was the simple fun and full of life that i remember. As we met from time to time in the later years, it seemed that Keith had not changed, for he enjoyed life with his family. my best to all in his memory , robert c. maize

  9. Keith and I grew up together in the Minnequa Heights and attended Lakeview School, a long time ago. In my memory, he will always be young, inquisitive, and full of life. Life for kids in the 1940’s was simple and fun. As we met from time to time in later years, it seemed to me that Keith had not changed, and he enjoyed life with his family. May his memory be eternal. John Negomir

  10. We are going to miss your funny stories and smiling face. God Bless you until we meet again. God Bless Sally and family also.

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