Keith Palmer Boxberger


Keith Palmer Boxberger, 69, a resident of Cottonwood, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2006, after a long, difficult battle with cancer.

He was born on July 2, 1936 to Theodore Palmer and Lillie Louise (Conyac) Boxberger in Denver, Colo. Mr. Boxberger was raised in the surrounding area and graduated from Aurora High School.

As a young man, Keith served his country as an Airman E-3 in the United States Navy.

Following his time spent in the military, he found employment with General Motors. Upon retirement, Keith left the company as Truck Sales Manager.

He was an active member of the American Legion in Cottonwood and the Moose Lodge in Payson.

Mr. Boxberger loved golf and hunting.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Lillie Boxberger, and his sister, Joyce Schaeffer.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Norma Boxberger of Cottonwood; his two sons, Keith P. (Susan) Boxberger of Newbury Park, Calif., and Kent Boxberger of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; his two daughters, Karen Burke of Camarillo, Calif., and Gail Clark of Marion, Md.; his former wife, Beverly Boxberger of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; his three grandchildren, Orion, Nicki, and Blake; his only great-grandchild, Thomas; and his two nieces, Vicki Fernelius with her family, all of Simi Valley, Calif., and Teri (Dave) Brosky, with their children, also of Simi Valley, Calif..

A memorial service will be held at American Legion Post #25 in Cottonwood, at a time and date to be announced.

Mr. Boxberger will be buried at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, Calif. with graveside services pending.

Memorial contributions may be sent to The Northern Arizona Hospice, 295 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood, AZ 86326, or to The American Cancer Society, 2724 East Lakin, Suite 9, Flagstaff, AZ 86001.

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