Derek Keith

Derek Aaron Keith

Wednesday, November 7th, 1979 - Monday, August 26th, 2019
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Derek A. Keith, age 39, of Temecula, California, passed away, Monday, August 26, 2019. He was surrounded by his loving family and close friends. Born November 7, 1979, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Tommy Pendleton and the late Pamela Pendleton.

MSGT Keith was a dedicated and proud United States Marine, who served for 19 years. In his free time, he enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his beautiful family, which he cherished more than anything!

Derek is survived by his wife of 10 years, Karen, his son Peyton, age 9, and his daughter Heidi, age 7. Derek was an amazing husband, father and friend.

Services will be held at 10am at Temecula Public Cemetery on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. After the services, a gathering will take place from 12pm – 2pm at Trinity Church in Temecula.

A benefit fund will be set up for his family. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the fund would be greatly appreciated. See link below.

Temecula Public Cemetery

41911 C Street

Temecula, CA 92591

Trinity Church

30470 Pauba Road

Temecula, CA 92592

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  • Interment

    Temcula Public Cemetery
    41911 C St.
    TEMECULA, CA 92591
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    A graveside service with Honors will take place on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 10 o'clock in the morning.
  • Reception

    Trinity Temecula
    30470 Pauba Road
    TEMECULA, CA 92592
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    A gathering will take place immediately following the graveside service at Trinity Church in Temecula.

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Joel Sommer

Posted at 02:13pm
Derek was just an awesome human being and an all around great person! He always had a smile on his face and was such a pleasure to be around. I knew Derek from High School were we both wrestled for the East Central Trojans. He was the type of teammate that would always keep you on your toes but would do anything for you. Derek always had that no quit attitude and never gave up. We wrestled several times completing for the 136 pound weight class. I have always respected him and am so proud of him for what he has done for my life, this country, and his family. You will surely be missed!!! Love you man, Joel Sommer

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