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Obit: Hugh F. Keepers

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Hugh F. Keepers

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Hugh F. Keepers passed away September 7, 2004. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth Ann Keepers whom he married October 14, 1946, in Yoakum, Texas. Hugh had two brothers, William and Charles Keepers. Hugh was a Catholic, a life member of fourth degree Knight's of Columbus. Hugh F. Keepers was born was born January 30, 1926, in Houston, Texas, and lived in Austin, Texas, since 1965. Hugh served four years in World War II on the Battle Ship USS New Mexico as a broad side gunner, having participated in 34 invasions in the South Pacific, and was awarded six distinguishing medals for his service. After being honorably discharged, he joined his father in the Houston Fire Dept. In 1953, became Chief of Crash Rescue Training at Foster Air Force Base in Victoria, Texas, for eight years. He spent 35 years with the Texas Railroad Commission as Director of Safety, and Emergency Response Team, having retired in 1993, and joined the staff at A & M University System Engineering Extension Service, Fire School, as a Liquefied Petroleum Gas Specialist and a Master Industrial Instructor. Mr. Keepers was an Advisory member to The National Propane Gas Association Technical Standards, Educational, Safety and Training Committees, The National Fire Protection Association's Liquified Natural Gas 59A, L.P. Gas 58, Code committee's, and served as chairman of the L.P. Gas Utility Storage 59 Committee. Mr. Keepers wrote the book ``The L.P. Gas Story', ``Safety In The Refinery' dedicating his life to safety and the safety of others. Hugh was a Safety Engineer, Certified Safety Professional, a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, National and Texas Society of Professional Engineers. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Buffington Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 2:00 p.m., September 10, 2004, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with Rev. John Peters officiating. Memorials will be donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home. 315 E. Gonzales, Yoakum, Texas 77995 (361) 293-2333

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