Keith was born to Dee and Myrtle Newton, on December 10, 1928, on the Wigrich Ranch near Independence, Ore. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

Keith was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Eileen Newton; mother, Myrtle; father, Dee; brother, Gary; and sister, Lillian. He is survived by his son, Lee (Tracy) Newton; daughter Lisa (Russ) Logue; grandchildren, Samantha, McKenna and Garrett; sister, Beverly; and brother, Roger.

Keith will rest in the Eagle Point National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to veterans in need.