Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 28, 2013
Keith R. Groscost

Obit Keith Groscost (2)Keith R. Groscost, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully on Feb. 21 in his Cedar Park, Texas home with his wife, Vivian, at his side and surrounded by family. Keith was born on March 27, 1930 in Logan to Charles and Maud Groscost. The family later moved to Tooele while Keith was a boy. Keith married the love of his life, Vivian L. Walters, of Tooele, on May 18, 1955. The marriage was solemnized in 1967 in the Swiss Temple while the family was stationed in Germany. Keith had a distinguished 38-year international career in the Navy and Department of Defense. He served his country in both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts where he received numerous awards, commendations and medals. Keith has been enjoying the last 27 years of retirement in Austin, Texas with his wife, focusing on grandchildren and great-grandchildren where he became affectionately known as “Bompa.” Keith loved to golf, play tennis, fish and hunt. Obit Keith Groscost (1)He turned his love of golf into a post-retirement hobby and business, making custom golf clubs and fishing rods. His entire family enjoyed the fruits of his meticulous labors. Education has always been a keystone to his philosophy of life and he passed this passion on to the next generation and was proud to see all his children and grandchildren extend their educations through post high school studies. Keith diligently served his community as member and president of the Kiwanis Club and his church in various capacities throughout the years in many different countries. Of all his qualities, Keith is known for his lifelong example of hard work, steadfastness, honesty, integrity and commitment, always reaching out when a hand was needed. Keith is survived by his wife, Vivian, his children Kim, Kelli, Stacey (George) and Brad, 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. As husband, father and Bompa, he was and always will be simply “unforgettable in every way” and will always be remembered by all.

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