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Keith Sargent

December 4, 1942 — November 1, 2023


Keith Wynn Sargent was born December 4, 1942, in Salt Lake City to Keith Webster Sargent and Flora Beth Weber. He returned home on November 1, 2023, from West Jordan, UT. He was preceded in death by his parents Keith and Flora; his siblings Kae, Jim (Caroline), and Janis (Bill); and his stepson Michael. He is survived by his wife Joanne; his siblings Randy (Judy), JoAnn, and Thayne (Denise); his children David J (Krista), David S, Ruth (Darren), Deborah (Jon), Jennifer (Aaron), James, Sarah, and Emily; and grandchildren Avery (Bret), Melissa, Geneva, Sophie, Isabel, Adison, Ethan, Anastasia, Ilsa, and Siegfried.

Keith and his six beloved siblings often went on camping, hunting, and fishing trips. They visited their grandparents' farm in Idaho and rode horses. At home they cared for dogs and, at one point, a pet tarantula. As a young adult Keith loved to ski.

Keith served in the Air Force in Germany as Air Police with a military dog. He later served his LDS mission in Germany. He traveled to many European countries, and he lived in both Spain and Mexico for a short while.

Keith was a talented artist who spent most of his life working in animation. His work included numerous cartoons on tv, coloring books, an early video game, and screen printing. He worked for Disney for a stint, but more often worked freelance. He dabbled in wood carving. In later years he took on photography, chalk painting, and oil painting. He enjoyed listening to jazz and classical music and spent much of his time in recent years doing genealogical work.

Keith's son, nieces, nephews, and stepchildren have happy memories of camping, fishing, hunting, and shooting practice. Keith loved dogs and children and had never-ending patience with them. He called his granddaughters 'angels from heaven.' His grandchildren enjoyed his drawing lessons, watching animated movies together, taking easels into the backyard to paint, or going out to practice with a bow and arrow.

In addition to his adventurous spirit, Keith had a unique & sometimes mischievous sense of humor. He was fond of teasing his loved ones. He was at times philosophical. He strived for love and peace. Keith had a strong testimony of the gospel and enjoyed serving others. He was also affectionate and loved hugs. Those closest to him knew there was nothing he loved more than a head rub.

Keith has been described as selfless, kind, generous, funny, occasionally sarcastic, extremely talented, thoughtful, patient, compassionate, loyal, caring, a caregiver. Keith was nonjudgmental and easy to get along with. When people were at their worst, he showed grace and had kind words. Even when he didn't have a lot, Keith always had a lot to give.

A memorial service will be held for Keith at 11am on Friday, November 10, 2023 at Oquirrh 1st Ward, 5208 W Cyclamen Way, West Jordan, Utah.  A private family viewing will be held Friday at the church, prior to the memorial service, from 10-10:45am.  Interment, Taylorsville City Cemetery, 4567 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, Utah.  

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Friday, November 10, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

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