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Keith D. Oxford

March 7, 1972 - January 29, 2017





Keith Douglas Oxford passed away Sunday, January 29th. Keith was born May 7th, 1972 in Salem, Oregon to Patricia Payne and Donald Oxford. He graduated from South Salem High School in 1990, and went on to study forestry at Oregon State University. In 1994, Keith met his best friend and wife, Amy Schroeder, whom he married in May of 2001.

In 1997, Keith and Amy had their first daughter, Olivia, who attributes her hard work ethic, sense of responsibility, and love of family to her father. In 2002, they welcomed Daphne to the world, who loved crafting and watching anime with her dad. Keith's passions included his family, camping, fishing, and barbecuing.

Keith began his career at BMW- Lithia Motors in 1996 working in the parts department, and quickly made his way to parts manager. He won several awards for department performance, customer service, and product knowledge. Keith was passionate about cars, and will be greatly missed by his department.
 
Friends and family remember Keith as playful, loving, and generous. He would do anything for those in need.

A celebration of life will 3:00pm Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor to the Willamette Humane Society https://whs4pets.org/donate/make-a-one-time-gift/ will be appreciated.
 

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There is a huge empty space in our hearts here at BMW- I have a tough time thinking that he isn't going to pop into my office with a smile and an amusing story to share- I feel I am a better person for knowing Keith and miss him- I cannot begin to imagine the sorrow the family is feeling-



My sincere condolences.  May Keith rest in peace. A donation has been made to Willamette Humane Society in Keith's name, to honor his caring and loving way of living.



The true measure of a man can been seen at his funeral. This was absolutely proven on Saturday for Keith. I had no idea that he had touched so many lives until I stood in that jam-packed funeral home. Keith was an amazing man. He was the epitome of a great father and husband. He will be greatly missed. Especially by me. The next time I am standing on the golf course with a beer in my hand, I will make sure to have one for him.