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Keith Hayward Wessman

April 4, 1925 - June 27, 2014
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Keith Hayward Wessman, known also as "Papa" to many, passed away quietly in Henderson at the age of 89 on June 27, 2014. He was born in Ogden, UT on April 4, 1925 to Henry R. E. Wessman and H . Jean Hayward Wessman. He was the 11th of 14 children. As a young man he served in the Navy in WWII on the USS Haggard. He was the second crew member to sign on to the brand new ship. After the war, Keith served an LDS mission to Minnesota. He then married Lilly Marcella Wilson on September 28, 1950 in the Salt Lake Temple. They had four children- Keith Jr. (Buddy), Alma Wayne, April Lilly, & Georgina Lynn. In 1964 the family moved...

Keith Hayward Wessman, known also as "Papa" to many, passed away quietly in Henderson at the age of 89 on June 27, 2014. He was born in Ogden, UT on April 4, 1925 to Henry R. E. Wessman and H . Jean Hayward Wessman. He was the 11th of 14 children. As a young man he served in the Navy in WWII on the USS Haggard. He was the second crew member to sign on to the brand new ship.



After the war, Keith served an LDS mission to Minnesota. He then married Lilly Marcella Wilson on September 28, 1950 in the Salt Lake Temple. They had four children- Keith Jr. (Buddy), Alma Wayne, April Lilly, & Georgina Lynn. In 1964 the family moved to Las Vegas & to Henderson in 1970. He has lived & served in this community for over 4 decades. He will be sorely missed.



Keith is preceded in death by his wife Lilly, 2 sons, his parents, and 12 brothers & sisters. He is survived by 2 daughters- April (Henderson, NV), and Georgina (Gig Harbor, WA); 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and one sister- Norinne Husbands.



Funeral services will be held on Tuesday July 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Cholla Street LDS chapel (303 Cholla Street Henderson, NV); viewing at the chapel at 10:00. Interment will be Wednesday July 9 at 9:00 AM, Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, NV.



"Papa was a man pure of heart. No matter what terrible mistakes you made he would still love you fully. The best advice giver. He was the ideal family man...." James Denton (Henderson, NV)

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