Mass of Christian Burial for Brenda K. Keith, 52 year old Casper woman who passed away suddenly Friday evening in Buffalo while visiting her family, will be celebrated Saturday, October 2nd, at 1:00 p.m. from St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Casper with Father August Koeune as celebrant. A vigil service will be held and Rosary recited on Thursday, September 30th at 6:00 p.m. from the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo with Father Pete Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo with graveside services to be held Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will be held from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and also in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Donations may be made in Brenda’s memory to the Brenda Keith Memorial which will go into an educational fund for her two children.
Brenda K. Keith was born on June 13, 1958 in Snyder, Texas to Jean P. and Jean E. Michelena. She moved as a young child to Buffalo where she grew up and attended school. She graduated from Buffalo High School in 1976 and attended National College in Rapid City where she received a degree in computer programming and data processing. After college she returned to Buffalo where she worked for Guarantee Federal Bank. She moved to Casper in 1984 and continued with Guarantee Federal. She was married on June 28, 1986 in Buffalo to Scott Keith and they made their home in Casper. In 1987 she took a job with Provident Federal Bank and in 1990 she went to work for First Interstate Bank in Casper. Brenda continued working for First Interstate Bank as an assistant Vice President and Cash Management Specialist until the time of her death.
She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. She served for 6 years on the Casper Chamber of Commerce Ag. Committee and two years as their president. She was on the United Way Committee for 6 years and chaired the grant allocations committee for two years. She served on numerous Natrona County School District Committees and was on the board of directors for Wyoming Red Cross. She was membership chairman for the Casper Petroleum Club and many other committees in Natrona County including 5 years as treasurer for the Casper Swim Club. Brenda loved her work, camping, photography and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband Scott of Casper; one daughter Danielle Keith a student at the University of Wyoming; one son, Casey Keith a Junior at Kelly Wash High School in Casper; her parents Jean P. and Jean E. Michelena of Buffalo; one brother Kevin Michelena and his wife Lynne of Buffalo; two sisters Michelle Pribbernow and her husband Eric of Casper and Renee Michelena and her husband Jim Morda of Craig, Colorado; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.