Robert Keen was born on May 16th, 1930 in Pollock, South Dakota. He was the youngest of 4 siblings, born to Grace and Fred Keen. His family moved to Spokane when he was 6 years old. He attended Garfield grade school, graduated from North Central High School, and attended Eastern Washington University for two years. After that, he joined the Navy for 4 years.
In 1952, he met the love of his life, Marilyn Cerenzia and married two years later on May 22nd, 1954. They had 3 children, 2 girls and 1 boy. They have 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Bob worked for AAA for 32+ years as Travel Manager. Given the nature of his business, he and Marilyn traveled for many years. They went on 8 cruises and visited several countries: Germany, France, Spain, Scotland, Ireland, England, Switzerland, and much of the Orient. Their favorite places they visited were Bangkok, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.
Bob was an avid golfer and played in many tournaments. He competed in several, both locally and Internationally. He won in Ireland and Hawaii. He continued to play multiple times per week, well into his 80’s.
He is preceded by his Mother and Father, all his 4 siblings, and his daughter Mindy Ledbetter.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn of 66+ years. Along with his daughter Jody & Todd Caldwell, his son Jeff and Dara Keen (wife). His 6 grandchildren and spouses: Rachel Keen, Mitchell Keen & Tasha, Amanda & Carlos Lopez-Hollis, Toni & Tony Keck, Tara & Tim Parsons, and Chad Cloke. His 10 great grandchildren: Lizzy, Nolan, Peyton, Kenzie, Harper, Tenley, Toby, Timmy, Eliana, and Nico.
“Don’t let a day go by without telling your loved ones, you love them!”
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Spokane Hospice House.
Due to COVID19 there will be no service held at this time.
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