Keith Ivor Privett

1934 ~ 2024


3688 West 12600 South, Riverton Utah
Jun 10, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


2901 West 9000 South, West Jordan, Utah
Jun 11, 2024 10:00 AM

Funeral Services

2901 West 9000 South, West Jordan, Utah
Jun 11, 2024 11:00 AM

Funeral Services - Virtual Attendance

Jun 11, 2024 11:00 AM

Keith Ivor Privett, loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away at his home on June 3, 2024 surrounded by his family, most importantly his wife who he loved and cared for him throughout their lives together. We can only imagine the reunion in Heaven with his mother, father, brother and sister.

Keith was born on October 4, 1934 in Magna, UT to Chester Ivor Privett and LaVina Mortensen Privett. He met his loving wife in 1957 and married November 16, 1957. Later, they were sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple, June 3, 1964. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather. He loved his family very much.

While Keith was growing up, he was known for his kindness to the less fortunate. He loved working with his hands doing woodcraft, carving, leatherwork, plastic work, he loved to cook and write poetry. Keith was a great man, he loved to share his finished work with family and friends. He spent many hours creating different items that could be donated to hospitals, schools and those in need. We know many benefited from his loving labor to ensure that people had what they needed.

Keith loved his country! He served active duty in the US Navy (Nov 1951 – Sept 1955) on the USS Fletcher. He began a successful career which he loved for 30 years in various positions, retiring from Kennecott Copper in 1985. He enjoyed his retirement phase of life by spending time with friends, family, working at the golf course, swimming pool, and loved traveling with the RV group experiencing new places and always looking for the next adventure.

Keith was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint with a firm and humble testimony. He quietly followed the Savior’s example in serving others regularly helping and serving in scouting, substance abuse programs and reaching out to those who were in need of a loving hand. He was affectionately known by the children in the ward as “the smartie man” as he always had a treat to share.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents, sister (Irene) and brother (Glen). He is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Sue) Privett, his children Blane (Tina), Barbara (Jerry) Clift, Bryon (Connie), Paula (Shawn) Lords, Debora (Scott) Atkinson, 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
A special thanks to Melanie and Crystal for their loving care and support during the last days of life under hospice care. They developed a special relationship with Keith and became part of the family as they cared for all of us while caring for him.

Funeral services will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at the Mountain View 3rd Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2901 West 9000 South in West Jordan. Utah. A viewing will be held on Monday evening, June 10, 2024 from 6-8PM at Larkin Mortuary – Riverton, 3688 Wets 12600 South in Riverton, Utah as well as Tuesday prior to services at the ward beginning at 10AM. Interment will follow at Elysian Burial Gardens in Millcreek, Utah.

Funeral services will be streamed via Zoom for those wishing to attend virtually. To watch the previously held services, please click the "Watch Services" link above.


Dad, I have so many memories that I will always hold close to my heart. Dad I am a lucky girl because I am so blessed to have you and mom as my parents. You raised us well the love and kindness we have for one another is unstoppable. When any one of us have challenge happen in our life, we are always their for one another. I know from when the unthinkable has happened in my little family, my siblings and their families have always been right there. So supportive to help each other. I always feel the love from each one. We are so loved. To be able to always look at the positive in life and in every situation. I know god only gives you what you can handle. Thank you mom and dad for raising me to be strong loving and kind. Love you always, Paula

- Paula Privett Lords