Ron Stanley Keeling

November 5, 1947 ~ September 16, 2021 (age 73)


Ronald Stanley Keeling was born in Portland, Oregon November 5, 1947 to Stanley and Lois (Harrison) Keeling. He passed away September 16, 2021 at St Peter’s in Olympia, Washington.
Ron grew up in Portland and graduated from Cleveland High School in 1965. He continued his education at Seattle Pacific College graduating in 1970. He was a Pastor for 52 years and eventually found a special ministry as a funeral chaplain helping over 4000 families through difficult times. Music was nearly always a part of his ministry. He was a talented vocalist and his singing could fill an auditorium or quietly comfort the hurting, as he did so often. In 1973 Ron married Pasty Buffington and they began their life together. They served in many churches including Eugene Free Methodist, Eastside Free Methodist in Portland, and were until recently at Cooks Hill in Chehalis. Ron is survived by his wife Patsy, his sons David, Peter and his wife Jennifer, and John. His grandchildren Jack, Addison and Jorie. And his sisters Donna and Ruth.

***The service for Ron Keeling will be video taped and placed on You Tube, the link is

                                                                      The service link will be placed on you tube, Friday, October 15 in the late afternoon


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