Keith Warren Lyon

December 14, 1938June 2, 2018

Keith Warren Lyon - 12/14/1938 - 6/2/2018

The best husband in the world died yesterday. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Dee Lilley Lyon ,his sons Jason Matthew Lyon (Gretchen) of Fairfax Virginia, Keith Michael Lyon (Aemilia) of British Columbia, and David Leo Lyon of Washington, D.C. and by his stepchildren, Laura Heikes (Ed), Leonard Mark Pajula (Sheri Trumbull), and Daniel Pajula (Amy), of the Eastern Shore. His grandchildren, Matthew, Bennett and Lexie Lyon were all born after his cancer was diagnosed 15 years ago, thanks to the wonderful oncology docs at Johns Hopkins and the National Institute of Health, National Cancer Institute, who gave him those extra years. He is also survived by his sister Lucille Elaine Hall of Portland, Oregon and her children and grandchildren.

He is also survived by his older grandchildren, S.Sgt. Scott Morris, Stephanie Pajula,Kate Heikes, Jennifer Pajula,Jason Pajula, Jed Heikes and Danielle Pajula. His great- grandchildren who loved him so are Scott and Trinity Morris, Peyton and Bailey Heikes and Gavin and Lillianna Pajula.

Born in Portland, Oregon to Leo and Eleanor Lyon, Keith had a distinguished service in the Navy as a submariner and then 30 years of service with the Central Intelligence Agency where he had been acting chief of security for the CIA and introduced the Agency to worldwide satellite communications thru land based terminals.

Graduate of Oregon State University and Harvard Business School Program, he was a member of the Potomac Valley Skiers and the Capital Yacht Club. An Eagle in Boy Scouting and a Quartermaster in Sea Scouts, he was always active in the communities where he lived; he resided in Pines on the Severn, Arnold, Maryland. Memorial contributions may be made to any of the above mentioned organizations and hospitals, but the easiest would be to vote to support funding for NIH/NCI.

The family will receive friends at the John M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester Street Annapolis, MD 21401 on Saturday from 10 to 11 AM. A service of remembrance will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday at 11 am. Inurnment will be held in Saint Anne’s Cemetery.


  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, June 9, 2018

Keith Warren Lyon

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Paul Shea

June 11, 2018

Dee, Sorry to hear of Keith's death. Thank both of you for the time we spent together both in Oregon and Maryland. I value those memories and periodically review them with REFOM members. Again thank you both and God Bless.

Ed Lapsley

June 8, 2018

Keith was our Sea Scout leader and an example for the ships company to follow. We have lost a friend and patriot.

Bill Dixon

June 6, 2018

On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI), I offer our sincere condolences on Keith's passing. You and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. We are forever grateful for Keith's service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service. To our Brother we say, “Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones who remain. Thank you for your service to our country.

"Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way" 2 Thess 3:16

Keith Warren Lyon, US Navy, Now on Eternal Patrol.
Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate.

Bill Dixon, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.

Amy & Rick Fisher

June 6, 2018

Dear Dee,
Please accept our condolences on the passing of your husband, Keith. He will forever be remembered for the joy he brought to the children of the Pines as Jolly Old St. Nicholas and with you always happily by his side. We're thinking of you in these difficult times. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.

With sympathy,
Amy and Rick Fisher
Pines on the Severn