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Jerome Bell Keir "Jerry"


Last updated 6/28/2021 at 3:36pm

Jerome Bell Keir "Jerry"

Jerome Bell Keir, known as Jerry, died on June 22, 2021. He was 93.

Born April 17, 1928, he was the son of Richard Frederick Keir and Verlie Faye Bell Keir. He graduated from Fenger High School, and in 1948 received an Associate in Arts degree from Graceland Junior College, operated by the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He graduated in 1951 from Southwest Texas State Teacher's College with a Bachelor of Arts.

In 1945, "as a man of 17," he enlisted in the Navy near the end of World War II. In the Navy, he survived polio and other diseases, but the war was over bef...

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