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Keith Allen Morgan

September 15, 1962 — July 4, 2019

Keith Allen Morgan, age 56, passed on in his loving wifes' arms in Coeur d'Alene Idaho, July 4th, 2019 after a 7-month-long battle with cancer.

 

Keith was born September 15,1962 in Paso Robles, Ca, to Albert and Jacqui Morgan. His first job was learning how to pour concrete when he was just 12 years old, this was a skill set taught to him by a dear family friend. He attended Monterey Bay Academy High School in La Selva Beach, Ca. graduating in 1981. After graduation he worked for Stemper Brothers Construction for several years, learning and doing many different skills and the various details of construction. He then Started working for Union Asphalt, quickly working his way up to Plant Manager. In 2000, he took a leap of faith and started his own business: Morgan Grading and Paving, which developed into a hugely successful business and as an added bonus, was able to work along side some of his life-long friends, a business dream come true. After many successes with MG&P, in 2013, Keith understood that his adventures in being a business owner were coming to a close.

 

In October 2013, Keith decided to make a bold move and relocate to North Idaho to be closer to family and open a new chapter in his life. His brother-in-law, Chad Morse, got him on with Halliburton in North Dakota, where, as with anywhere he went, Keith made new close friends, and worked tirelessly. But that job took him farther from home, which defeated his purpose of moving to Idaho. Keith then got a job with Woods Crushing and Hauling in Sandpoint. No surprise, he thrived, becoming their Grading Foreman, and developed yet more friendships with everyone he worked with. Keith was an incredibly hard worker, with a rare work ethic. All of the men Keith worked with throughout his life loved him as a brother, a son, or a father, not just a co-worker.

 

Keith met his wife Carri in the summer of 2008. They became fast friends, and had a special bond even though it was platonic for several years. In 2014, she also moved to North Idaho, where they suddenly fell deeply in love and were married at the Western Pleasure Guest Ranch January 2015. It truly was the first time either of them had experienced a love of this magnitude, a fairy tale and answered prayers for both. It was magical, they remained in the "honeymoon stage" till the day he passed.

 

When Keith was younger, he loved to take photographs, was a talented woodworker, and built and raced go carts. He had a passion for playing baseball throughout his school years, which later led to a rewarding hobby he loved, coaching Little League. When Keith actually took time for his self, he could be found with either a few of his best friends from Paso, or with his dad, uncle and cousins, hunting, fishing and camping in California, Montana, Nevada, Colorado, Alaska and Idaho. He was incredibly creative, which carried over to his work life, making grading with his tractor a true art. 

 

Keith was a natural at being the best uncle; loving, fun, generous and always willing to help in any way he could. He adored and was adored by his nieces Morgan and Tessa Morse. He was also, from Shelley's birth, her protective big brother and loved her very much. They had a special sibling bond through thick and thin. He constantly thought of others first, and was incredibly selfless. Keith was a genuine lover of life, he always made even the hardest situations bearable. He never did dwell on the negatives in life, instead focused on the blessings. He had a special place in his heart for animals, especially dogs. He had a way with horses as well, he was always kind and quiet, which drew animals to him. 

 

He was a real man, tough and resilient, but wasn't afraid to have a kind, loving gentle side. Keith took each and every opportunity, no matter how small or large, to help anyone; lending a hand to a stranger by carrying groceries, fixing a flat tire for a friend, or helping family build a house.  He never said no when someone was in need. He built the house where he and Carri live, and took pride and joy in caring for his home and wife, as well as all of his family members. Keith had a strong relationship with Jesus, which gave him peace throughout his illness, which gives his family solace.

 

Keith was preceded in death by his brother Aaron, as well as his many beloved pets. He will be greatly missed by his adoring wife, Carri Morgan, his sister Shelley Morse, her husband Chad Morse, his nieces Morgan and Tessa Morse, his parents Albert and Jacqui Morgan, many cousins in Paso Robles, as well Carri's entire family, and countless friends across the Western United States.

 

Keith is described by his family and friends as (a partial list): Loving, Kind, Gentle, Affectionate, Compassionate, Ambitious, Courageous, Tolerant, Strong (physically, mentally, spiritually), Brave, Generous, Patient, Funny, Genuine, Loyal, Smart, Devoted, Persistent, Talented, Gracious, Creative, Resourceful, Tenacious, Sweet, Priceless, Handsome, Appreciative, Faithful, Beautiful inside and out, and Amazing.

 

A memorial will be held at North Summit Church in Sandpoint, ID July 24th, at 10am followed by lunch at 11am.

There will also be a celebration of life in Paso Robles, August 3rd.

 

In lieu of flowers, please honor Keith with donations to Community Cancer Services, Panhandle Animal Shelter or Celebrate Life, all in Sandpoint, ID.

2 Timothy 4:7-8 

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

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