Kelly Charles Keenan - Class Of 1983

Kelly Charles Keenan

KELLY KEENAN Kelly Charles Keenan was born May 8, 1965, in Provo Ut. He lost his battle with cancer on Aug. 2, 2012 in Arizona at the Cancer Centers of America. He was a resident of Pahrump for 43 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles R. Keenan, and his brothers, John Willard Wilkinson, Jeffery Wilkinson, and Shane Wade Keenan. He leaves behind his ex-wife Kristina Keenan; sons Anthony Keenan, Brian Rollinson and Kyle Causey; daughters Katina Rollinson and Andrea Ball, and three grandchildren; his mother Francise Keenan, brother Lonny Wilkinson and sister Janeann Rollins; also several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and his co-workers. He loved spending time with his family. He worked for Nevada Test Site for several years. He was of the LDS faith. We will notify people when services are to come.

Published in Pahrump Valley Times from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2012

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10/14/17 02:04 PM #1    

Cynthia Raetz (Nelson) (1978)

Kelly, the Protector

I have a favorite story about Kelly.  Living in Pahrump gives one some unique circumstances.  I was a neighbor of Kelly's growing up and after graduating college I was one of his teachers as my first four years of teaching were at PVHS.  

One day a very large student stood up at the back of the classroom.  He said, "Miss Raetz, you try to make me do that and I will just pick you up and throw you out that window."  I was tiny then and he could have easily picked me up and tossed me.  But no......   Kelly stood up at the other end of the classroom and said, "You lay one finger on her and that will be the last person you touch."  The other student sat down and closed his mouth. I never had another lick of trouble from that student.  As a beginning teacher I was blessed to have students who knew who I was and had my back.  I have never forgotten what Kelly did as my protector that day.  Kelly -- always kind and caring.  Thank you.

Cynthia (Raetz) Nelson

02/06/18 07:11 PM #2    

Janeann Keenan (Rollins) (1977)

Thanks Cindy for the story that sounds like Kelly.

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