Services for Varney A. Keeter, 77, Wilder, who died Sunday,
Nov. 11, at his home, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the
Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. In-terment will be at the Wilder Cemetery.
Mr. Varney was born in Christi, Okla.,
Feb. 15, 1907. His mother died when he was only 3 years old,
and he was then raised by his grandparents. He went to grade
school in Oklahoma, where he finished the sixth grade.
As a child, he and his three brothers loved to fish and hunt.
At the age of 20, he met and married Jewel C. Norris at
Ketchum. Okla., in 1927, and
settled on the Grand River
near Ketchum. At that time, they relied on fishing, hunting
and trapping for a living.
In 1941, they and their three children moved to
Idaho, and traveled between Idaho and
Oklahoma, working. In 1956, they
settled in Idaho
He loved the outdoors and spent all of his spare time
hunting and fishing with family and friends. His work
consisted of orchard work where he pruned and prepared
orchards in the winter. In the fall he was foreman over
harvest crews. He retired from orchard work in 1979 at the age
He is survived by his wife of Wilder; two daughters,
Lela L. Brixey, Jay, Okla., and Betty Jenkins, Wilder; a son,
Varney "Sonny" L. Keeter; a brother, Tom Elmo Keeter, Germany;
a sister, Geneva Joe Safari, Florida; eight grandchildren, 11
great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
was preceded in death by two brothers, one sister, his mother
Friends may call at the Dakan Funeral Chapel from 5 to
Memorials may be made to the Care Unit of Mercy Medical