112 Bayview Blvd.
Oldsmar, Florida 34677
(Serving All of Florida)
Albert Henry Keeven, 88, of New Port Richey, Florida passed away on December 31, 2018. He was born on July 31, 1930 in St Louis, Missouri to Joseph Henry Keeven and Adele Margaret Winter. He is survived by his loving wife Pansy of 69 years, his six children, Mary Lou, Kenneth (Cheryl), Richard, Michael (Terri), Edward (Mary) and Timothy (Jeannie). He is also survived by his twenty-five grandchildren, forty-eight great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren and his brothers Eugene, Melvin and sister Marcella. He is predeceased by his parents, his brothers Irwin, Robert, Walter, Joseph and his sisters Aurelia, Alice and Florence.
Albert grew up in Berkeley, Missouri on the family farm, Hazelwood Dairy. His chores ranged from milking cows, plowing fields, picking fruit for apple butter and jelly and gathering eggs from the chickens. As a child he played games like hide and seek, tag and marbles. Later in life he used his imagination in wood working skills to build toys and furniture for his children and grandchildren.
He met his wife Pansy in September 1948 and they were married on January 7, 1950 in Holy Ghost Church in Berkeley, Missouri. He owned his own carpentry business with his wife and later his children. He loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed it not only for the meat he harvested but also to spend time with his family and friends. He taught them to be ethical hunters.
He had a great sense of humor and was very mischievous to family and friends. He once had a long-standing joke about owning his own airplane and would always point it out when passing the airport. His children were shocked when he finally revealed that he didn’t. His grandchildren are very familiar with the story about him seeing the ghost that made his hair turn white!
They moved to Oldsmar, Florida in 1982 to be closer to their daughter and oldest son. Soon after, most of the family followed them. They retired a short time later to enjoy the Florida sun, hunting and fishing. He loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by them.
A celebration of his life will be at Bicentennial Park/Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve - 423 Lafayette Blvd. Oldsmar, FL 34677 at 12:00 PM on the 26th of January at Shelters 1 & 2 in the back