Louis Duane Keys

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May 22, 1938 ~ June 13, 2018

Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Louis Duane Keys, 80, passed away June 13, 2018. Survived by wife of 57 years, Gladys Keys; children, Steven (Heikei Kovacich) Keys and Calvin (Sherri) Keys of Pueblo; brother, Ferrel (Bobbi) Keys of Rye; grandchildren Travis Keys, Shelbie (Luke) Prescia, Trenton, Seth and Troy Keys; great-grandchildren, Ellah, Stetson and Oaklie Belle Prescia. Preceded in death by parents, Delbert and Ellen Keys; sister Reba (Phil) Larson and brother Jerrel Keys. Duane was born on May 22, 1938, in Chandler, Okla. where he spent much of his childhood, until the family moved to Colorado; settling in Canon City. Duane and Gladys were married in 1960, and he enlisted in the US Army in 1961. After a two-year term, they moved to Pueblo where he returned to work at the CF&I Steel Mill. In 1984, he retired from 'the mill' and worked for Mesa Hardware for the next 20 years. Duane loved hunting, fishing, race cars and sports. He will forever be remembered as a supportive and caring husband, father and grandfather. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018. Service, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018, both in Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Memories of years past will always have a special place in our hearts. Sharing a cup of coffee, camping, supporting our children in their various activities, etc. Seems we all “grew up together”! Duane was a good man with a good heart and sense of humor! He knew how to love, how to care and how to share his life in so many ways. Because of health reasons, we now live in south Texas (lower altitude). None of our family is in Pueblo now, but we all ( Arn, Curt , Christi and their families) send our love and sympathy to you! May God’s peace and love be with you all now and in time to come. Rest in Peace Duane! Lovingly, Verne and Nancy (Hubbell) Luellen and family

  2. Gladys and children,
    So sorry to hear of Duane’s passing. We worked together at Mesa Hardware. I always enjoyed working with Duane. I never really thought of it as work, more like family ❣ My prayers and thoughts are with you

  3. Gladys, so sorry to read about Duane passing. He was always a happy person. Smiling and laughing. I will not be able to make the services but will be thinking about you and your family during these trying times. The last time I saw him he was not doing very well but he has no more pain and has peace. Roger Oberhelman

  4. Gladys, I’m so sorry for your loss. Duane was a really sweet man and he will be dearly missed. Let me know if I can do anything for you. Love you

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