Longtime Cedaredge resident Bailey Nathan "Nat" Key died Sunday, July 2, 2017, in Grand Junction. He was 83.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 8, at the Rogers Mesa Clubhouse, 30490 Highway 92 in Hotchkiss. A potluck will follow.
Mr. Key was born Dec. 2, 1933, in Dallas, Texas, to Bailey and Lois (Watts) Key. He spent his childhood in many states and graduated from high school in California. He earned a BBA in engineering from the University of Southern California.
On July 9, 1960, he married Carol Ann Myers in Bellflower, Calif.
He served in the U.S. Army and worked as an electronic engineer at Rust Geo Tech. He enjoyed photography, reading, the outdoors, fishing, jeeping, hiking and cross-country skiing.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Key of Cedaredge; two daughters, Carol (Kent) Schluter of Anacortes, Wash., and Katherine Conley of Cedaredge; one brother, Stanley (Pat) Key of Orange, Calif.; one sister, Rena Lehnert of Ukiah, Calif.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren with one on the way.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
Visit the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at www.taylorfuneralservice.com.
Thanks to the efforts of state Rep. Millie Hamner, House District 61, Colorado State University plans to re-open the Rogers Mesa research site.
The facility was taken out of operation in 2011, due to budget cuts throughout the CSU system.