Keith Handy Hymas passed away of natural causes in Spanish Fork, Utah August 26 2023. Keith, son of Delca and Ernest Hymas, was born December 10, 1936 in Preston, Idaho at his grandparents’ hotel. His mother maintained that he was a ten month baby. He grew up in Logan and graduated from Logan High School. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving two years at Ft. Lewis, Washington.
Following his honorable discharge in February 1959, he returned to Logan where he met Beth Gertsch on a blind date. They were married August 28, 1959 in Paris, Idaho and were later sealed in the Logan LDS Temple.
After the birth of their three daughters Cyndee, Tricia, and Kristen, Keith was laid off from Thiokol. He decided to go back to school and commuted every day to Ogden to attend Stevens-Henager Business School, graduating with honors in 1970 in accounting. A great opportunity moved the family to Southern California where Keith worked at a CPA firm. A short time later they returned to Logan where their son, Scott, was born. Keith also began his 32 year career with E. A. Miller Meat Packing Company. He held various positions, including office manager, while at Millers. Keith retired in 2002.
After retiring, Keith and Beth did some traveling including a family cruise. They enjoyed the winters they spent in St. George each year.
Keith held various positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including serving a service mission with Beth at the LDS employment office and serving in a branch presidency. Keith and Beth love the Lord and love sharing their strong testimony of the Gospel. Keith and Beth love ministering to others.
Keith liked to golf a couple of times a week where his golfing was a series of tragedies obscured by the occasional miracle---he hit the ball really well. He enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and watching old TV shows - Andy Griffith, Matlock, and Gunsmoke, etc. He was a Jazz Fan, an Aggie fan and enjoyed other sports. He loved working in his yard in Logan.
Keith and Beth moved to Spanish Fork, Utah in 2011 to be closer to family. Keith and Beth’s devotion to each other is demonstrated by their 64 years of marriage.
Keith is survived by his wife of 64 years Beth Gertsch Hymas and children Cyndee (Brad) Merrill, Sandy; Tricia (Brian) Stauffer, Spanish Fork; Kristen (Scott) Clayton, Spanish Fork; Scott (Janie) Hymas, Eagle, Idaho, 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 1 on the way. He is survived by two brothers; Gary Hymas (Hope) of North Logan, Ron Hymas (Marsha) of Hyde Park and sister-in-law Marge Hymas of Logan, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Richard (Dick) Hymas, sister Marlene Hymas Jensen and brother-in-law Eldon (Stu) Jensen.
Services will be held on Friday, September 1, 2023, at the Willow Valley Building, 825 North 200 West, Logan Utah at 12:00 p.m. A viewing will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center, Logan, Utah, and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the service on Friday. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at Aspen Meadows 1st Ward, 1661 South 1400 East, Spanish Fork, Utah where they have been living the last 12 years.
Interment will be at the Logan City Cemetery.
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