Richard Keith Mabey, 72, a lifelong resident of Oakley, passed away April 11, 2021 while hospitalized in Twin Falls. He was born July 17, 1948 to Horton and Eva Mabey. He has five sisters and five brothers. Keith started working summers and weekends for Bish Woodhouse at the age of fifteen and continued working on the farm after graduating from Oakley High School in 1966. He changed water, maintained equipment, did tractor work, built equipment, and took care of the crops until 2005. Keith was an amazing welder and fabricator.
Keith was also an avid outdoorsman. He loved going to the South Hills and every weekend him and his brother Dennis would take off on another adventure. He loved to hunt and fish. He was always the cook at deer and elk camp, and everyone looked forward to his meals after a long cold day on the mountain.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Barbara Hubbard, Edna Broner, Wilma Overland, and Rosemary Mabey and two brothers Ed Mabey and Keith Richard Mabey (stillborn). He is survived by three brothers, Gary (Gloria) of Oakley, James (Sandi) of Burley, and Dennis of Oakley and one sister, Marta Wells of Mountain Home.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Morrison Payne Funeral Home in Burley. Funeral service will start at 1:00pm Friday April 16, 2021. Interment will be in the Oakley Cemetery next to his parents and still born brother.
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