Keith 'Squeak' Grey

Kieth Leroy "Squeak" Grey
Kieth Leroy “Squeak” Grey

Keith Leroy Grey, 86, of Tonasket, Wa passed away May 21, 2015 at his home. He was born August 20, 1928 in Onida, South Dakota to Ralph and Lillian (Grove) Grey.

He came to Okanogan County in 1944. He then began working at Dwinnell Brothers Orchard. He helped support the family and put his siblings through school. He went to work in the woods and was a cat skinner until he retired. He was the last of a long line of old time loggers. He loved to read and took advantage of his library card. Squeak was a member of the Tonasket Eagles and Legion.

He married Muriel (Mert) Talbot and together they had three children. He later married Alice Anderson (Cook) and they had one son. Keith was prceded in death by his parents, one son, John; brother, Don Defrain and sister, Deloris.

He is survived by his wife, Florence; two sons, Ray of Wauconda and Alan (Wilma) of Tonasket and one daughter, Virginia (Mark) Gordon of Anchorage, Alaska; sister-in-law, Donna Defrain of Tulelake; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and many neices and nephews.

A memorial service will be held August 15, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Tonasket Eagles.