Keith Kevin Stover was born Nov. 6, 1964 in Sandpoint, Idaho to Merrill and Connie Stover who resided in Thompson Falls, Montana.
Keith grew up in Hood River, Oregon and attended school there. From an early age, Keith loved fishing and eventually became a skilled fisherman and worked on Alaskan fish boats for a few seasons.
Keith apprenticed as an electrician under his father Merrill Stover.
Keith enjoyed nature and spending time in the outdoors. Over the years, he worked as a tree climber and various other jobs in the timber industry.
Later in life, Keith became a self taught wood carver and had an artist's eye for seeing the potential in the grain of the wood. He went on to earn many awards and international recognition for his wood carvings.
A happy point in his life was July 17, 2004 when he was baptized as one of Jehovah's witnesses. Keith spent many hours sharing his love of the Bible with people he met.
Keith passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Oct. 3, 2021 at the age of 56.
He is survived by his parents Merrill and Connie Stover of Clayton, Georgia; four children Tessa Stover, Sky Blouin, Samuel McNeil and Justus Stover; granddaughter Madison Stover; siblings Teresa (Randy) Weldon of Ridgefield, Washington, Karen (Dan) Shivvers of Vancouver, Washington, Sharon (Shane Ramey) Stover-Ramey of Clayton, Georgia and Andrew (Jaime) Stover, of Colton, Oregon; and several nieces and nephews, plus many close friends who deeply miss Keith.
An online Zoom memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. Contact Sharon 360-901-9501 for login details.