Ray E. Keeney, Sr., 82, passed away April 8, 2008. Survived by his children, Kathy (Doyle) Cooper and Ray (Janet) Keeney, Jr.; grandchildren, Kent (Sarah) Cooper and Darren Cooper; and great-grandchildren, Trent, Kaitlyn, Abbey and Julianna Cooper. Preceded in death by numerous brothers and sisters. Ray was born Aug. 14, 1925, in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Army, during WWII, in the Pacific Theatre. He retired as a crane operator from C.F.&I., in 1983. His children, grand and great-grandchildren were a special part of his life. He was a member of the Southern Colorado A's Car Club, Veteran Motor Car Club of America and B.P.O. Elks Lodge # 90. As per his request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2008, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand, with the Reverend Mary Beth Conroy officiating. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Veterans' Bridge, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. To the family of Ray, a great neighbor and dear friend…We were absolutely saddened with the passing of Ray and wanted to offer our deepest sympathy for your loss. We were only neighbors for a short while, but he was a joy to be around and always so kind to our family. And what was said at the funeral about him always wanting help was so true, as he ALWAYS, whether he needed it or not, bought from the kids fundraisers just because he “liked to help the kids out”! He will be missed, and we feel blessed that we got the chance to know him.

  2. Uncle Ray, May you rest in peace knowing your work here on earth is now complete. Seeing Kathy and Ray now grown up proves that you did your job well. I am now 52 years old and have three children of my own. It is a task to be a good father and I can only hope I can make my Father in heaven as proud of me as He must be in you. I will always remember our 4th of July’s in Pueblo. They will be times I wont forget. There is nothing that lasts forever on this earth but when it is time to leave I would like to leave as you did, on your terms. Thank you Uncle Ray, for now I will just have my memories of you. One day I will see you again, perhaps a 4th of July.
    Don Landorf & family

  3. There is much I want to say. He was my uncle, friend, full of stories and information, everything between your famiy and mine. We had lots of things in common and we both will miss him. We know he enjoyed going to lunch and the thought of Tamalies and beer, and Gus’s will always be with us. God bless you, Ging & Gary

  4. Ray and Janet…I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathies and may God be with you and your family. If your father was anything like you, Ray, he was a great person. My prayers are with you.

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