Norma Adele Keith, 80, died July 22, 2007. She was born Sept. 23, 1926 in McAllen, Texas, the daughter of the late Josephine and Colonel W.L. Rutan.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, John "Bud" Perry Keith of Payson; her sons, John W. Keith of Las Vegas, Nev., James P. Keith of Payson; and her daughter, Suzanne "Sami" Jack of Fountain Hills, Ariz. Also surviving Mrs. Keith are grandchildren Rana, Daniel, Nathan, Christina, Michael, Jason, Ann Marie and Stephenie; and her great-grandchildren Bryce and Samuael.
Mrs. Keith was preceded in death by her brothers, Bob, Joe and Don Rutan, and her granddaughter, Melanie.
Mrs. Keith will be laid to rest at Resthaven Cemetery near her beloved father, mother and aunt.
A celebration of her life will be held at her daughter's home from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Aug. 4, 10428 N. Demaret Dr., Fountain Hills.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Angels of Hospice at Rim Country Hospice Foundation, 511 S Mud Springs Road, Payson, AZ 85541.