Keith Dellroy Sharpan was born on January 9,1935 in Nampa, Canyon, Idaho to John Phillip Sharpan and Stella Pearl, Nagele He grew up in Caldwell Idaho, moved to Challis ID where he finished his formal education. Over the years, Keith lived in Larimie WY, Chayenne WY, Redwood City San Diego CA, Dallas Texas, Kuwait, and eventually chose to permanently reside in Pacifica, CA. with Rose and Roselynn.
Keith worked for Warren Dredging Co in Challis, Idaho as Diesel Engineer Oiler. Soon after, he enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 17 on May 27,1952 and served on the USS Princeton CVA-37.
He was recognized and awarded with medals for his military service in US National Defense, United Nations Service, Service in China, Korean Service Medal (one Star). Keith was honorably discharged on May 26,1960 for completion of active and reserve duty in the Navy. As a Veteran, he worked for AT&T as Transmission, Cable and Microwave Radio Maintenance Engineer in Wyoming sent to Saudi Arabia and then assigned to head the AT&T's Engineering Dept in Kuwait, where he met Rose Nery. They both survived the Kuwait/Iraq war, came home to the US, and officially tied the knot in Dallas Texas. They moved to California retired and settled in Pacifica.
Keith loved to sing and play his Guitar! While he was held captive in Kuwait, they broke his special Guitar! He was traumatized by it, never held a guitar again and did not play for a long time!
But then one beautiful day in Spring, he decided to buy his blue guitar on line. He started to strum and sing again. He loved to play and sing country music. He strummed his guitar almost every day and practiced his favorite tune, "For the Good Times". When he and Rose went to visit his folks in Caldwell Idaho, they got him to play one of Bailey’s Guitars and never missed a lick. His family was so delighted to see him play again and they all felt good!
Keith traveled to the Philippines to officially adopt Roselynn and went a few more times to visit Rose's family. His years of retirement were spent with his wife, Rose supporting and helping her ministry at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Daly City, He supported her in helping the youth and seniors, raising funds for the renovation of the church, driving the ladies to and from church, soliciting contributions for church projects, just to name a few.
He is survived by his wife Rose Sharpan of 29 years; Mike (Marci) Sharpan, Todd Sharpan; daughters Treasa Ann Sharpan and Roselynn Ann Ney; Nieces, Nephews and Cousins presided in death by parents John and Stella Sharpan; son Anthony Sharpan; brother Dwayne Sharpan.
He will be laid to rest at the Canyon Hill Cemetery in Caldwell, Idaho, after Cremation at Colma Cremation and Funeral Services.in Colma CA.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell.
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