Keith G. Music, 70, of Gillette, Wyo., died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center, in Casper, Wyo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church in Gillette with Pastor George Moore officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche, S.D., and one hour prior to the service at the church. At 6 p.m. Friday night, there will be a public prayer service at the funeral home.
Interment will take place in the Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette with Military Honors provided.
Keith Glenn Music was born March 29, 1942, in Denver, Colo. He was the son of Lonnie and Clara (Schichting) Music.
Keith attended school in Gillette then continued his education at a heavy equipment school in Idaho. He worked for Powder River County in Montana. Keith served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1960 to 1963. He was raised on a ranch north of Recluse, off the Olmstead Road. He ran the family ranch for years, and eventually leased the ranch and finally sold it to Bill and Myra Reno, so that he could follow his dream of driving over the road in his truck.
In 1995, Keith went to Sturgis, S.D., for a night out with his buddies and he had a few too many. This is when he had his first encounter with his future bride, Sharon. Needless to say, two years later, Keith found his way back to Sharon and they began their “happily ever after.”
From 2007 to 2010, Keith and Sharon traveled to Beaver Dam, Ariz., where many Campbell County residents made their second home. Keith decided he would beautify the desert, planting trees and rose bushes. Neighbors called him the gardener.
He enjoyed taking part in block parties, four-wheeling, gambling on the penny machines and Sunday breakfast at the Eureka Casino. Keith hit a $100 jackpot on the penny machine one time, and to him was like winning the lottery. Labor Day weekend, at the age of 70, Keith decided to go tubing at Keyhole. He had never been pulled on a tube behind a boat before. For Keith, many of those fun adventures did not begin until his golden years. In the summer months, he loved camping in the Big Horn Mountains, four-wheeling and fishing.
Keith is survived by his best friend and wife, Sharon Music of Gillette; step-sons, Lyman (Chryl) Sexton of Gillette, Jamie (Trudy) Sexton of Belle Fourche; daughter, Bonnie Music; seven grandchildren, Levi, Kelsi, Bryce, Melissa, Jacob, Jamie and Abgail; niece, Ethal Lee Cunningham of Dolan Springs, Ariz.; and step-grandsons, Jeremy and Robert. He also is survived by Tiffany Sexton of Gillette.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents; son, Keith Jr., sister, Ameoretta; and mother-in-law, Ileen Anders.
Friends may leave written condolences and view Keith’s video tribute at www.funeralhomeofthenorthernhills.com