Keith Cordell McLendon passed away July 28th, 2019 in Saratoga, Wyoming. He was born in Denton, Texas, September 20th, 1964. Keith attended McCullough High School in The Woodlands, Texas, where he won the top statewide awards in metal craft, plastics, and electronics. Keith graduated from Texas State Technical Institute in Waco, Texas, earning an Associates of Applied Arts degree. After doing graphic design work on medical textbooks and a book for the Texas Cattle Breeders Association for Laughing Cow Press, they offered him promotions in either Florida or Wyoming. He chose the part of Wyoming that once belonged to the Republic of Texas. In 2009, he went to work for the Saratoga Sun newspaper rising to the position of editor-publisher. His Mark Twain like columns, wood carvings, and other artworks are well known across Carbon County. Keith loved playing darts, competitive billiards and rafting on the North Platte River with family and many friends. He is survived by his, mother, Diana Gebolys; her husband, Paul Gebolys; brother, Woodrow McLendon, his wife, Nina McLendon, and their daughter, Morgan McLendon; father, Mack McLendon, his wife, Lisa, and also Raychel and Nora; aunt Sharon Kay Gwaltney, her husband Jim Gwaltney; aunt Donna Irving and her husband Shannon Irving; uncle Gregory Gebolys and his wife, Christine Gebolys; and uncle Philip Gebolys. He is also survived by Barbara, Carol, Rocky Michael, and Matt Hagan, and many friends. A private family service will be at Veteran's Island on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Friday, August 9, 2019 11:00am