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Rodney Hal Keeler

August 8, 1949 ~ March 27, 2019 (age 69)

Rodney Hal Keeler, 69, a lifelong resident of Deming passed away Wednesday March 27, 2019 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Rodney was born August 8, 1949 in Deming, NM to A. Kent Keeler and Jewel Gobble Keeler.  He studied at the New Mexico Military Institute and after that he was enlisted into the US Army. He served in the Vietnam War.  Rodney came back to Deming and worked for several years as crusher foreman at Southwest Sand and Gravel as he raised his family.  He loved to spend time and cowboy on his cousin’s ranch in Animas and Hachita.  He loves the outdoors and hunting.  He was proceeded in death by both his parents, one brother Jeff Keeler, and his wife Janney Keeler.  He is survived by his children Amanda (Brandon) Patterson and Justin Keeler, 3 grandchildren Kindall Patterson, Hunter Patterson and Landin Keeler, and one brother Bruce Keeler.  Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Mimbres Crematory.  No services will be held, family will have a remembrance gathering at a later date.  The family would like to thank his oncologist Dr. Wash of Las Cruces, Dr. Imuro and entire nursing staff at Mimbres Memeorial Hospital ICU for taking such great care of him. 


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