Keith "Mike" Choate

Died: Wed., Mar. 4, 2020


Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Sat., Mar. 14, 2020
Location: Harney County Senior Citizen Center


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On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, Keith Harold “Mike” Choate, husband and father of five children, passed away at the age of 71.

Born May 10, 1948 in Spokane, Washington to Keith and Clara Choate, Mike volunteered for the National Gaurd and then spent his working career as a business owner, mechanic and Polaris dealer. On April 25, 1970 he married Ann and together they raised three daughters, Maria Kate, Melanie Jade, Miranda Dawn and two sons, Alexander Benjamin and Abraham Nicholas.

Mike had a passion for the outdoors and helping others. He was a state and local member of Oregon State Snowmobile Association (OSSA) as well as the Harney County Search and Rescue. He served on the leadership councils and was OSSA president for several terms. Mike also spent time volunteering as a little league baseball coach for his sons but could most often be found fixing and repairing just about anything. He loved to share stories and advice and his sarcastic humor was hard to match.

Mike was preceded in death by his mother Clara and father Keith, his sister Chris Sunwold. He is survived by his wife Ann, their 5 children, 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild and his sister Janet Williams.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at the Harney County Senior Center in 3/14/2020 at 2 pm, 17 S Alder Ave, Burns, OR 97720.

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Lester & Sue McBain
   Posted Mon March 09, 2020
Sorry to Hear about the Loss of Your Loved One. Prayers for the Family

Jim & Ccolleen Watts
   Posted Mon March 09, 2020
In still moments, may you, remember the love and the happy times ~and find comfort in these memories.

Sending you caring thoughts and deepest sympathy.

Jim & Colleen Watts

Linda Johnson
   Posted Wed March 11, 2020
So very sorry for your family's loss. Mike was a very kind man who's life projected his integrity. honesty and genuine love for his family and community. He will truly be missed by everyone that was fortunate to have known him.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Linda Johnson

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