Mrs. Linda Lou Keyser
June 4, 1924 – March 19, 2020
Keyser (Pugh) - Linda Lou, 95, died Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the Claremont Senior Living Community in Bremerton.
She is survived by her two sons, Frank Charles Keyser (Caron) and David Ward Keyser(Eugenia); four grandchildren, Amy Irene Lynch(Jason), Eric Charles Keyser(Shelby), Angie Belle Keyser, and Frank Kyle Keyser; seven great grandchildren, Blake Charles Keyser, Ethan Elliott Keyser, Sophia Annelynn Keyser, Brighton William Keyser, Simone Juliet Keyser, Frances Claire Lynch, Eleanor Lauren Lynch; and many close friends and relatives.
Mrs. Keyser was born in Jasper, Missouri, the daughter of Charles Pugh and Laura (Ingle) Pugh, she was raised in southwestern Missouri. She and her husband moved to Bremerton in the early 1950s, where she lived for the remainder of her life.
As a child, she lived on the family farm. Following her graduation from high school, she moved to Grand Junction, in western Colorado, where she worked as a secretary and attended a local junior college. She and her husband, Frank Hallock Keyser, met in Grand Junction in early 1946 and were married on March 24, 1946. They had been married for 58 years when Frank predeceased Linda in 2004.
Following their marriage, Linda and Frank moved to Los Angeles, California, where Frank studied dentistry at USC while Linda worked as a secretary. During this time, Linda gave birth to their first son Frank Charles (Chuck). Also, while they lived in Los Angeles, Linda underwent open heart surgery to correct a congenital birth defect; one of the first surgeries of this type to be performed anywhere. Following the completion of Frank's studies, Linda and Frank moved to the Pacific Northwest and soon settled in Bremerton, where Frank began to practice dentistry. During this time, they lived on Marine Drive and Linda gave birth to her second son David Ward.
During the mid-fifties, Linda and Frank moved from Marine Drive in Bremerton to Chico on the western shore of Dyes Inlet. Frank relocated his dental practice to Silverdale, where they built the first dental clinic in what was at that time a small town. Mrs. Keyser was a diligent homemaker and mother of two sons, accompanied her husband's civic activities, and generally was pleased with her waterfront home in Chico.
Mrs. Keyser's remains have been cremated at the Miller-Woodlawn Funeral Home and will be interred at the Memorial Park there following a private family service.