Funeral Services for Kee Joseph Keams were held Jan. 13, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Holbrook. Interment followed in the Holbrook Cemetery.
Kee, 61, passed away Jan. 7, at the Tuba City Regional Health Center. He was born in Ganado. He attended the Keams Canyon Boarding School and Holbrook Jr. High School. He graduated from Albuquerque Indian High School. Kee received his Electrical Trade Certification from Haskell Indian College in Lawrence, Kan. He worked at Page Power Plant, Cholla Power Plant, Navajo County and the Holbrook Post Office. His hobbies included silversmith, leather making, and ranch work, gardening and enjoyed cooking and baking for his family.
He is survived by his sons, Kenny Keams and Kevin Keams, both of Phoenix; brothers, Paul Keams of Greasewood, Morris Keams of Tohatchi, N.M., Thomas Keams of Holbrook, Lawrence Keams of Greasewood, Eugene Keams of Albuquerque and Jack Keams of Sanders; sisters, Nellie Tyler of Page, Amy Begay of Greasewood, Louise Lopez of Sacramento, Calif., Sharon Keams of St. Michael, Mary Ann Nez of Greasewood and Rose Hoskie-Tom of Indian Wells; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Barbara Keams; brother, Bahe Keams; and sister, Verna Dixon.