Keith McBride, a resident of Pima, entered into eternal life Tuesday morning, August 3, 2021, at his residence. Keith was 91.
Keith was born in Glenbar, Arizona, on February 28, 1930. His parents were Ether and Bertha Carter McBride. He was the baby of 10 children of which his oldest sister, Lue McEuen, is still living. His brothers were Von, Ted and Boyce McBride and his sisters, Lue McEuen with Flora John, Lela Watkins, Joyce Layton, Eloise Sudekum and Evelyn Jo Hancock. They grew up on the family farm in Glenbar surrounded by numerous aunts, uncles, grandparents and lots of cousins.
He attended and graduated from Pima Schools and shortly after, met Caroldeene Russell at a Malt Shop in Safford where she was working. They got married in the Mesa Arizona Temple and built their home on a hill surrounded with a little farm in Pima. They were blessed with 5 children: Kim, Diane, Renee, Jonell and Eric.
Keith was the supervisor at General Utilities for 40 years and loved coming home from a hard day’s work to plant and plow fields, irrigate, and take care of his animals that he loved to raise. Keith loved anything outdoors--hunting, fishing, camping, motorcycling. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in many positions including college ward bishopric, ward clerk, scoutmaster, high priest group leader, Sunday School teacher and a stake missionary.
Keith is preceded in death by: his wife, Caroldeene; his sons, Russell Kim McBride and Eric Keith McBride.
He is survived by: his daughters, Diane Hoopes (Dan), Renee Hansen (Ken) and Jo Hughes (Jason); with 11 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter.
Funeral services for Keith will be conducted Saturday, August 14, 2021, at 11:30 a.m., at the Pima Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Bishop Than Ashby of the Pima 3rd Ward. Concluding services will follow in the Pima Cemetery.
Family will receive friends Saturday morning, August 14, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m., also at the Pima Stake Center.