Keeta Marie Zepp, 68, homemaker and resident of Elma, Washington, passed away Saturday morning, Dec. 7, 2019, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Washington.
Keeta was born on July 17, 1951, in Aberdeen, Washington, to Robert and Zona (Miller) Johnson. She grew up in Oakville and graduated from Oakville High School in 1969.
On November 15, 1975, Keeta moved to Satsop, Washington, and married Doug Zepp. They later divorced.
Keeta was a homemaker, taking care of her family and when they moved to McCleary in 1979, she volunteered at the school while her kids attended there. In 1997, she moved to Satsop and then to Elma.
She was a member of Elma Eagles and she enjoyed cooking, playing board games and attending all her kids school events and later all her grandkids events. Keeta was also the family Boggle champion, as she enjoyed board games as well as playing cards on a regular basis with family. She was well known for creating a warm welcoming home, and most notably her hospitality toward all of her children’s friends.
Keeta is survived by two sons: Jason (Elizabeth) Zepp of Newnan, Georgia, and Josh (Kylie) Zepp of Elma, Washington, two daughters, Jodi (Erick) Johanson of Elma, Washington, and Trayce Kirby of Montesano, Washington, brothers, Doug Johnson of Aberdeen and Ron Johnson of Oakville, Washington; a sister, Sherri Lofton of Nogales, Arizona, nine grandchildren — Jordyn, Jacob, Maggie, Shaylee, Madalyn, Olivia, Bridget, Simon and Decker — and a great-granddaughter, Abby.
There will be a time of visitation and viewing for Keeta on Friday, Dec. 13, from 1-8 p.m. in Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen, Washington. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 10:30 a.m. in Elma United Methodist Church, Elma, Washington, with a reception to follow at the church. A private family burial will take place later at The Final Rest Cemetery, Oakville, Washington.
A message of condolence or of a memory can be sent to the family at www.fernhillfuneral.com
Arrangements are entrusted to Twibell’s Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen, WA.