Gregory D. Keates passed away suddenly, aged 71, on Sunday, April 30, 2023 in Ogden. He was predeceased by his father, Leslie Keates and is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sandra Keates; his mother, Virginia; siblings, Joanne, Doug, Debbie, and Cindy; nieces Geny, Niki, Danielle, Whitney, Leslie, and Molly; and nephews, Eric, Christopher, and Robert.
Greg was born in Fort Worth, Texas, but as a result of family moves came to Salt Lake City where he graduated from Olympus High. Greg joined the Air Force in 1971 and served his entire military career in Air Weather Service rising to the position of Master Sergeant/Station Chief. His assignments included providing weather support for several Shuttle Team missions at Edwards AFB California, serving at the Air force Academy in Colorado Springs providing weather support for Fort Carson Army Base. He retired in July, 1995 from Scott AFB Illinois after serving as one of the first NCO advisers to the future Weather Program.
He chose to return to Utah where he spent the next 25 years in his second career in End User Computing for Zions Bank, retiring in August 2020 after making many special friendships.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made, in his name, to any of the following: Disabled American Veterans, The George Whalen Veterans Home in Ogden, Student Affairs Excellence Fund, or the Counseling & Psychological Services Center at Weber State University.
Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m., at the mortuary. Interment, Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park.