OBITUARY

Leland Keith Letherman

March 15, 1936April 16, 2021

In Memory of Leland “Keith” Letherman March 15, 1936 – April 16, 2021 Dad, thank you. We are--and will continue to be honored and proud to call you Dad, Pop and Papa. Keith Letherman, of Henderson, Nevada, returned to his Heavenly Father on April 16, 2021, following complications from cancer. Keith was married December 18, 1955, in Santa Rosa California, to his wife, Dixie Lee Hagel Letherman, and later sealed for time and all eternity in the Oakland Temple January 4, 1980. Keith and Dixie celebrated their 60th anniversary shortly before her death in 2016. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keith served in various callings. Keith was proud of where he came from and who he became. Keith has been described as faithful, honorable, trusted, a teacher and counselor, having integrity, and overall a remarkable man. Keith was also an avid golfer. One of his greatest joys was playing on the men’s club at Chimera Golf Club. Family was important to Keith. He was a dedicated and loving father to his son Lon and his wife Candice, daughter Koni Case and her husband Jeff (aka Keith’s Partner in Crime). Keith enjoyed encouraging, watching, and relishing in the accomplishments of his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Grandchildren are Jeremiah Ward and his wife Kelly, Justen Case and his wife Shantell, Jantzen Case, and Lindze Letherman and her husband Adam Etchegoyen. Great-grandchildren are Davin, Shaylee and Zayden Case, Kylie, Adison, and Mia Ward, and Eleanor Etchegoyen. Keith will greatly miss his sister Jackie and her husband John Rowe, and nephews Kenneth and Dennis Rowe, and niece Donna Berkeley. But most of all (because who are we kidding) he will miss his beloved pup and sidekick, KCK. To honor and celebrate Keith’s life, a graveside service will be held. Attendees are invited to wear casual attire. Tee time is at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 7, 2021 at Palm Mortuary – Eastern, Garden of Moroni, 7600 Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada, (caddies and golf carts not available). A heart-felt thank you to Southwest Medical Hospice staff, especially Stephanie and Tom, for the compassionate, loving care and dignity you provided to Keith and our family.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, May 7, 2021

Memories

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Aaron Hafen

April 25, 2021

My condolences on the loss of your father. He was always so friendly and upbeat. I always enjoyed our conversations on topics ranging from the Boy Scouts to his volunteer work with the Small Business Administration. I think what I admired most about him was the genuine love he shared with others, whether he was teaching a lesson at church or helping with a service project, he always made me feel like he was glad to see me, The kindness that radiated from him was a blessing in my life. I will miss him.

Jacqueline (Jackie) Letherman Rowe

April 22, 2021

I will miss my younger brother so very much, he always had my back. With our parents we did a lot of traveling in our young years but we always had each other. Love you .

Lindze Letherman

April 22, 2021

I once asked my grandfather for $40... Well I asked him for $40 about everytime I saw him. Instead of brushing me off or giving me the money to get me to quit asking for it he used it as an opportunity to teach. He would ask what I needed it for, or how I was going to earn it, and what was the benefit for him to give the money away? Being a young child in grade school I had difficulty understanding the importance of earning your money. Still, he tried to teach. I would later find a fundraiser at school for purple heart donations and supporting our troops. I asked Pop for the $40 to give to support those in need. I will never forget the pride in his eyes as he finally agreed to give this persistent child what she wanted. Perhaps not the lesson he was trying to teach, but a compromise in encouraging compassion and the spirit of giving was something he could support. I've often thought of that lesson and how patient he was. Pop... I'm sure going to miss you.

Candice Letherman

April 22, 2021

Pop I’ll meet you on the 19th hole. Love you with all my heart.

Koni Case

April 22, 2021

Dad, you will forever be missed. You have left us with thankfulness for our memories yet sadness for our loss. Our home feels empty yet our hearts are full with such appreciation for all life's lessons that you taught.

Until we see you again,

Love ya forever,

Koni & Jeff

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY