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Noble Holcomb Keist
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In memory of
Noble Holcomb Keist
Noble Holcomb Keist May 25, 1936 - Jan. 12, 2020 Noble Holcomb Keist truly lived up to his name. He was born May 25, 1936 in Baker, Ore., and died Jan. 12, 2020. He was the child of an Army Colonel and had many adventures on Army bases across the United States and abroad. Noble spent a great deal of time growing up on the family farm in Richland, Ore. He graduated from high school in Columbus, Ga. He joined the U.S. Army in preparation for his appointment to West Point Military Academy. He did not complete his course of study but never regretted leaving early. He was hired by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in November of 1961, promoted to Sergeant in March of 1971 and retired in February of 1990. He specialized in Auto Theft Investigations and his unit was recognized nationally for recovering millions of dollars' worth of vehicles, commercial trucks and heavy construction equipment. He founded the first Oregon chapter of the Western States Auto Theft Investigators group. He started the first youth Explorer post at the Sheriff's office and received the Silver Beaver award from the Boy Scouts of America for his work with the Explorers. He was a member of the first SWAT team and a firearms instructor. Noble spent his free time hunting in Eastern Oregon and fishing anywhere there was water. A fishing pole was always close. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Kim Keist; his children, Deanna Keist, Noble K. Keist, Cynthia Keist and Kenneth Keist; his six grandchildren, Michael Keist, Jacob Munson, Daniel Keist, Toby McCreary, Lance McCreary and Aribella Keist; and his sister, Cecilia Boyce. Noble loved to travel, hunt, fish and enjoyed the company of friends and family. He will be missed forever and ever. Noble's memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Feb. 8, 2020, at the Anthem Church, 1415 N.E. 223rd, Fairview, OR. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Noble's memory to the Oregon Humane Society, Shriners Hospitals for Children or Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Noble Holcomb Keist
Noble Holcomb Keist May 25, 1936 - Jan. 12, 2020 Noble Holcomb Keist truly lived up to his name. He was born May 25, 1936 in Baker, Ore., and died Jan. 12, 2020. He was the child of an Army Colonel and had many adventures on Army bases across the United States and abroad. Noble spent a great deal of time growing up on the family farm in Richland, Ore. He graduated from high school in Columbus, Ga. He joined the U.S. Army in preparation for his appointment to West Point Military Academy. He did not complete his course of study but never regretted leaving early. He was hired by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in November of 1961, promoted to Sergeant in March of 1971 and retired in February of 1990. He specialized in Auto Theft Investigations and his unit was recognized nationally for recovering millions of dollars' worth of vehicles, commercial trucks and heavy construction equipment. He founded the first Oregon chapter of the Western States Auto Theft Investigators group. He started the first youth Explorer post at the Sheriff's office and received the Silver Beaver award from the Boy Scouts of America for his work with the Explorers. He was a member of the first SWAT team and a firearms instructor. Noble spent his free time hunting in Eastern Oregon and fishing anywhere there was water. A fishing pole was always close. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Kim Keist; his children, Deanna Keist, Noble K. Keist, Cynthia Keist and Kenneth Keist; his six grandchildren, Michael Keist, Jacob Munson, Daniel Keist, Toby McCreary, Lance McCreary and Aribella Keist; and his sister, Cecilia Boyce. Noble loved to travel, hunt, fish and enjoyed the company of friends and family. He will be missed forever and ever. Noble's memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Feb. 8, 2020, at the Anthem Church, 1415 N.E. 223rd, Fairview, OR. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Noble's memory to the Oregon Humane Society, Shriners Hospitals for Children or Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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