Keith Joslen
(1936 - 2011)

Profile:
Keith Joslen

Birth:
OR, United States of America
February 29, 1936

Passing:
Gresham, United States of America
March 9, 2011

Interests:
Golfing, Trail Blazers, Oregon State Beavers and his Grandchildren!
Guest Book
Just got back from vacation and thought about my daddy a lot while I was there. He loved to lay out in the sun and I know how much he would have enjoyed the resort. Erik has several of Dads old tropical shirts and seeing them brings back memories. Love you Dad
Elizabeth Marston (daughter)
October 6th, 2012
I will always remember Mr. Joslen for his patience when I was a high-school student at Victory High School. I sometimes found my defiant self in his office when he was the Principal. He would listen to my side of the story and amazingly that took the sting out of the after-school chores I was assigned while my friends enjoyed their free time. Thank you, Mr. Joslen.
Polly Hyslop (former student)
September 29th, 2012
Happy Birthday.
Rob Langdon (Friend/Student)
February 29th, 2012
Happy Birthday Daddy. Leap days were always so much fun as we got to celebrate your real birthday. I remember on your last birthday talking about how you and Joslynn would be 19 together. Through the years all the grandkids had so much fun figuring out when they got to be the same age as you! I love you so much Dad, the memories I have and the legacy of love you left are a gift I will always treasure.
Elizabeth Marston (daughter)
February 29th, 2012
Dear Keith, I know you are in heaven in the presence of the Lord but we miss you. Greet Mom and Dad for me and also Jim's Dad. If it had not been for you, he wouldn't be in heaven now. We are so thankful for your diligence in going to see him at 92 or 93 years of age. Love, Jane and Jim
Jane Merhar (friend)
February 29th, 2012
Thinking about you dad today as you turn 19...or 76:) No more earthly birthday's for us to enjoy together, but we are rejoicing that you are in heaven with other "loved ones".
We miss you so much, but praise God... for HE ALONE fills the void of loss! Love you, Anna
Anna Elzinga (daughter)
February 29th, 2012
Today my Dear Keith would have been your 19th REAL birthday. It was always fun to celebrate the uniqueness of this-the several times your picture was in the newspaper on the 29th. I miss you so much, but rejoice that you are free of the problems, difficulties and tragedies of this world. God has been so good to me and I have the wonderful support of family, church and friends.
Jewell Joslen (wife)
February 29th, 2012
Oh Dad, I miss you. Entering into a new year without you is so hard. If I had one more day with you I would like to ask your opinions on some things, afew questions and a big hug. Love you daddy
elizabeth marston (daughter)
January 2nd, 2012
Such a surprise that Keith passed away. Here recently I asked Jewell to become a facebook friend. Heavenly Father, I humbly bow before You, that You will personally embrace all of Keith's family with love, and the comfort and the peace that only You can provide. You alone are our help in time of need. I praise Your wonderful Name that's above all names for Keith's faithfulness to You first, then Jewell and the rest of all the family. I am really blessed by his forever smile and all the encouragement he gave to all of us. Strengthen all of the family and give them deep comfort that only comes from You. In Jesus name, Amen. I am deeply moved. Jewell and all your family we(every single person that you and Keith have touched) embrace all of you with God's constant abiding love and His deep comfort through the Holy Spirit. Love, Adam & Millie
Adam Aposik (friend)
September 1st, 2011
I suppose that over the next few years, this special day to honor fathers will get easier but in some ways i don't want it to. Although spending time with my mother, 2 of my children, my brother in law and some very special nephews and neices today was a very special time, it was the conversation surrounding dad that brought us all together as we honored his memory and the many stories and teachings that made him the man that we all loved and respected so much.

Dad, I want you to know that whether you are on this earth or not, the example that you gave all of us is never less significant. It brings a smile to my face when i hear people tell a story or memory of you. There is never a day that goes by that i don't think of you and acknowledge with a smile how lucky I was to have been mentored by you and to have walked in your shadow for many years as Pastor Bill taught about this morning. There are few if any that could have mentored you in what it took to be a Godly man in as many ways as you lived it.

Love and miss you, TIm
Tim Joslen (Son)
June 20th, 2011
Happy Father's Day, Dear Husband. Thank you for being an awesome father who was always willing to play games with your children while I was often "too busy". It is said that the best thing a father can do for their children is love their mother and you surely did that. I always felt loved and respected. I miss you Sweetheart.
Jewell Joslen (wife)
June 19th, 2011
I've been thinking a lot about dad lately and how much I miss him....but knowing he has completed his life on earth... gives me much comfort.

I remember so many Father's Days with him and how much he loved all his cards. We would go back to the house weeks (or months:)) later and many would still be there on the mantle... and he would read them over and over.

No card this year dad...but much love and many many wonderful and precious memories!! Love you and miss you so much.
Anna Elzinga (daughter)
June 18th, 2011
Grandpa and I have had many special times together. One special time I never forget is when he gave me my doll house. I know he put so much love into building my dollhouse for me, and I have always cherished it. I was even gifted new furniture for the home several years later and was able to redecorate! It was like being given this most precious gift all over again.
Sharolyn Jewell Joslen (Granddaughter)
June 4th, 2011
Dear Friends; For 62 straight days I have missed my dad tremendously. Life keeps us busy and we say that is a good thing so we don't have to deal with the pain. At times though, I believe that the pain can be a good thing as it takes me back to his Memorial and being reinforced from others what I have always known; that my father was a great man in the definition that pleases God the most.

Today I received a DVD that was produced and put together by my good friend Dan Millican. He took our crude videos of Dad's memorial and put them into the most professional format that he could so others could show respect and take closure as well while others confirmed to them what we all knew in our hearts.

I understand that bias expectations are expected from me, but the honest truth is that I do not have to be biased. If you want proof, please request a copy of the DVD of his Memorial. (It was too long to put on youtube) There is nothing that can make a son more proud than to hear others confirm what I have known for a lifetime. It would also be an honor for others to hear what I had to say in my 20 minutes to talk about the almost 50 years that I was priveledged to learn and be mentored by him.

- Integrity
- Selflessness
- Kindness
- Gentleness
- And more...

Bottom line is that Dad lived, breathed and acted acted how he believed God wanted him to. As humans it is so easy to take the 'easy way out' which is just another reason why I respected him so much.

Dad - Thank you for your example
Mom - Thank you for your respect and love for Dad. He loved you so very much.

What meant the most to me from Dad still exists. It does not matter if he is on this Earth or not when it is his EXAMPLE that I looked to most. I love him and miss him but I smile when I catch myself wondering if my Dad is watching me from above...

I love you Dad, Tim





Tim Joslen (Son)
May 3rd, 2011
After all these years I still remember Keith and Jewell, as well as her wonderful mom and dad. They were examples of what it means to live what you believe. What a wonderful extended family I received when I found Bible Baptist.
Sue Thompson Wesley (Friend)
April 14th, 2011
There was one word that stood out to me at Keith's Memorial service. That word is "integrity". It fit! I had the privilege of working with Keith and Jewell at Victory High School for a number of years. I could always count on Keith. Actually, I would add a couple words to describe what I remember of Keith. Those two words are "faithful"...you could always count on him. The other word is "competent"...even when he took a job of principal and administrator that he did not aspire to, he did it competently. I could count on him!
It has been almost a month now that the Lord called him home. It is interesting...I still expect to see him around "down here". However, even though I won't see him again here on "planet earth", it is so good to know we will see him again "up there". Jeanie and I are praying for the family who misses him so.
Gale Van Diest (fellow worker, friend)
April 14th, 2011
Keith will never be forgotten, he cared so much for all the students at VHS when we were there. I will never forget the shop classes I took from him when I was in high school. Thank you for being there for each of us.
Moses John (former student at VHS)
April 13th, 2011
I remember When Grandpa would come over and Lucky (our cat) would jump right on into his lap. Lucky loved grandpas nap. We would alway joke about how cats always love people who would sometimes fall asleep as fast as the they did. But ever since Grandpa passed Lucky refuses to go on anyone elses lap. We will always miss you Granpa including Lucky :) But We all know your in a better place and that one day we will see you!
With Much love,
Esther
Esther Elzinga (GrandDaughter)
April 13th, 2011
It has now been over a month since my precious Dad went home to heaven and I think of him all the time. Like I said in my memorial service tribute, Dad was such a good Dad. He was kind and gentle, one who was always present in the moment when I shared what was going on in my life.He loved hearing the details of his kids and grandkids lives. Childhood memories are many and I always remember a feeling of being very special to him. I mean afterall I was the firstborn child. lol The very last fondest memory I will always cherish is the afternoon we spent together down on the Makuu clifts talking story, having a picnic and just watching the incredible high surf. It was such a memorable afternoon together, just Dad and chatting away. He loved that spot and it will always be a special place and memory for me. Thank you Dad for your life of faithfulness and integrity. You were always such a good example to your family and have left us with such an incredible legacy to follow after. I love and miss you so much. I know little Benji & Jordan are happy to have you with them now and are probably hearing about all the family memories and reunions they've missed out on. Thank you for how you raised me and preparing me so well for life. You were my special Dad. I love you.
Gayla Houston (daughter)
April 12th, 2011
I was eight years old when my parents took me to Keith and Jewell's wedding, the first I'd ever attended. I was in awe - it was so beautiful.

Over the next decade, they'd be back to visit Bible Baptist occasionally, and what I remember most (next to Jewell's inspiring music) is Keith's always-ready smile. It was never forced; it seemed to be like breathing to him, it was so natural. I always knew he was a man happy in his walk with God and in his gifts for ministry. It was also very apparent how much he loved Jewell and the kids. He was a good man.
Paul Allen (friend)
April 12th, 2011
When I was 4 and Zach was just about 4 we were playing with the tinker toys at Grandpa's house and we had no idea what to build. Grandpa said, "Build a playground", so me and Zach spent hours working on making this playbround. When Grandpa came back he saw it and was amazed. "Too bad it's not real", he said. Later after Zach left we went to bed and the next day Grandpa said,"Let's go feed some ducks", so we went to the park. We fed the ducks...on our way back I saw a playground exactly like the one me and Zach built with a slide, swing, teeter tooter and a bridge. I stared at it for a little, then smiling looked at Grandpa, he nodded and I ran towards the playground and played my little heart out.
Esther Elzinga (Granddaughter)
April 6th, 2011
I had the opportunity to recently visit with Keith at the Portland Christian High School Choir program where Matt attends. We both had "A-Fib" (heart defect). He looked great and was enjoying the program. How happy I am now that I had that opportunity to connect with him and Jewell
Marlene Fleishman (Friend)
March 31st, 2011
I will always remember Uncle Keith for his wonderful qualities. He was a fine example of a Christian man who had solid character, high integrity, quiet God loving strength, and love and compassion for his family and all who he touched. I'm sure those who were fortunate enough to know him during his life here on earth would agree he didn't have a "mean bone in his body" or an unkind word to say about anyone! Keith was a wonderful expression of God's love...an example for all of us to reflect on and carry forward in our own lives.

Keith was a kind and loving brother and uncle to my folks, Lisa, Nancy and I through the years. All of us are blessed to know him during our lives. May all of his qualities be an example for us to remember.

With Love and Respect,
Bobby
Robert Joslen, Jr. (Nephew)
March 31st, 2011
I remember my first time going out for a flag football practice and Grandpa took me and I was really scared because i did't think i would be good enough. So Grandpa watched me and when practice was over ME and Grandpa wne tto Mcdonalds for and icecram and he wouldn't stop telling me how great i did. I will never ever forget that day and his words. I wish i was there
Ben Houston (Grandson)
March 30th, 2011
I was saddened to hear of Mr.Joslens passing. I am sure this was his best graduation ever. It brought back many memories to read the stories of other former students whose lives had been so positively impacted by this servant of Gods. You are missed, Mr. Joslen.
Scott Johnson (VHS student)
March 30th, 2011
I'm grateful for having Keith be apart of my life's tapestry. Though I did not know him well, I knew him well enough to see that he was a man of God, a loving husband, father, grandfather and faithful servant. I pray for you the peace and comfort only God can give.
Todd Jones (Friend)
March 30th, 2011
What a great man of God. In my time as a student under his leadership as teacher and principle I got as an example; a man who loved his wife and family unconditionally, was committed to God unwaveringly, and dealt with all of us (immature students)compassionately and patiently. Sad to think he is no longer here - but very happy to know that he is with the Savior he served and loved - and that someday soon (and we know as we get older - how quickly that seems to happen) we will worship with him around the throne of God.
I will be praying for the Joslen family.
James Ellsmore (student)
March 30th, 2011
Uncle Keith was a true man of God. He studied, taught, lived and embodied God's Word. His love, compassion, kindness and understanding were deep and his faith abiding.
Thank you, Uncle Keith, for opening your heart to me, to Bob and Nancy, and to our families; for sowing love, faith, light and joy in our lives. When our parents passed, you and Jewell lovingly and generously reached out to console each of us and to help us feel connected to our extended family. In this way, you have profoundly touched us all. I also have appreciated your visits throughout the years, and enjoyed your memoir which deepened my understanding of my father and his earlier life, a great gift.
I will miss you, my dear uncle. I trust, though, that you are home. As Jesus said in John 15:10,"If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love..." I know that you now abide in God's holy embrace and this consoles me as I grieve your loss. As always, I will hold you lovingly in my heart and memories.
Thank you for being such a wonderful uncle!
Lisa Joslen-Torikian (Niece)
March 29th, 2011
Grandpa--such a kind, gentle spirit. I'm often reminded of his example of patience and kindness toward the grandkids whenever I begin to lose my patience.
One example was when I was 15 and had just gotten my driver's learning permit. I drove my dad and grandpa for a portion of the drive up to Seattle. From the backseat, grandpa kindly complimented me on my proper turn signal usage, even though I'm sure he was very nervous for our lives. I was constantly speeding up and driving way too over-confidently in the pouring rain. He was so wise to know that backseat driving would only make me nervous and put us at greater risk.
His memory is a constant reminder to me to be patient with others...and of course to drive safely as well.
Brian Joslen (Grandson)
March 29th, 2011
When my cousin Joslynn and I were about 6 we were visiting grandpa and grandma. We decided to go for a short walk around the neighborhood with grandpa. During the walk I spotted a 20 dollar bill on the ground. I picked it up and had no intention of sharing it with Jossy. Unfortunately for me grandpa took the $20 and gave both her and I $10 each. I asked him later why he did that. He gave me a small parable about sharing a whole apple. Although I still didn't understand, it's a memory Joslynn and I will forever share about our beloved grandpa.
Matt Joslen (Grandson)
March 27th, 2011
"Mr. Joslen" was a solid and unwavering presence at Victory High. He, as Jewell said, had integrity. He always took the time with me when I struggled in his class, I came to biology with no background in science from grade school, and he made an effort to make sure that I understood everything before he moved on in the class. Thank you for sharing your wonderful husband and father with us at Victory...I'm am sure that he entered the kingdom of God with those words; "well done my faithful servant, well done". Ts'aean (thank you)
patsy cronin (student)
March 27th, 2011
Keith was so sweet at my own Dad's funeral. He made sure we were all OK and had such comforting words for us--so calm--I really remember his quiet spirit that day and it was a blessing.
Tere Galligan (Friend)
March 26th, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to you and family. Remember he lives in our hearts and minds forever. We will miss him. He was such a great blessing to everyone he met, teacher, educator, minister, helper and on and on.

Pamela & Scott Seckels (Friends)
March 26th, 2011
I thought I would share the first three memories that come to mind when I think of Mr. Joslen. I remember Keith's kindness and patience with an obnoxious middle schooler as he helped me turn several boxes of parts into a working snowmachine. I learned many good habits from him that were reinforced later in his high school shop classes. I've never forgotten the importance of using the right tool for the right job or of doing things right the first time. Unfortunately I didn't master the habit of always returning tools to their proper place when I was done with them.

The next thing I remember was during my sophomore year at Victory High School. Keith was refereeing a basketball scrimmage and I was making a rare appearance on the floor. On a breakaway I bounced the ball off of my foot and lost the handle. Out of frustration I slapped the ball against the wall behind the basket. Mr. Joslen called the technical foul on me but didn't stop there. He took the time to pull me aside and remind me that losing my cool like that in a close game could cost us a win. The rest of my high school basketball “career” I was never called for another technical.

The final memory I'd like to share came near the end of my senior year. Mr. Joslen was our principal then and he pulled me in to his office to let me know about my SAT and ACT scores. I couldn't tell you exactly what he said but I remember leaving his office knowing that he had very high expectations for me. During some of my most challenging times in college and later in grad school that memory encouraged me and helped me persevere.
Steve Everhart (Friend and former student)
March 26th, 2011
I remember when I was around the age of 8 and Joslynn was chasing me around the cabin and I had run through the front door and through the entire house. The back sliding door looked open so I ran through it and out of nowhere the screen door appeared in front of me and I broke right through it and tore the screen door out. The entire day Grandpa worked to fix it with me. I being 8 years old felt terrible about what I had done, but grandpa helped me and we fixed Uncle Tim's cabin door and hed fun doing it. I will always love Grandpa for his life lessons that he taught us.
Lucas Elzinga (Grandson)
March 26th, 2011
I remember when me and grandpa use to go golfing and he would use his driver off a par 3 @ 175 yards when I was using my 7 iron. But no matter what, he would still beat me at the end of the round. Golf was one of his favorite things to do with his grandkids. He was so patient.
Jesse Houston (Grandson)
March 24th, 2011
I remember when I was younger me and Grandpa would go out and get ice cream or some kind of treat.On Christmas or birthdays we would give each other coupons to take each other out. When I would stay with him and Grandma, Grandpa and I would stay up late eating sweets, even though he said he shouldn't eat much.
Grandpa and I loved talking about all the different sports I was participating in. We never ran out of things to talk about or stories to share.
Abby Houston (Granddaughter)
March 24th, 2011
It's difficult for me to see this page with Keith's tradmark warm, smiling face--and then realize that that face is no longer with us on earth. It was such a pleasure and privilege to work alongside Keith and Jewell for five years at Fairview Christian School near Albany. Keith had such a warm, caring, encouraging way about him, and I continued to seek out Keith and Jewell after they moved away for Godly fellowship, friendship, and mentoring. Keith left an indelible mark on all whose lives he touched, and I look forward to seeing him again "on the other side" some day! May you as family be comforted in knowing that he made his life and every day count for what mattered!
Ellen Gerig (Friend; former co-worker)
March 24th, 2011
I remember me and my siblings would spend spring break or some week in the summer with Grandpa and Grandma. Grandpa would always come up with crazy ideas that we could do. He got a laundry basket and foam balls and we played basketball. He'd take us to the park and feed the ducks. Another thing I really remember is me and my brother Zach got stuffed animals and puppets and put on puppet shows for Grandpa and Grandma.
Gabrielle Marston (granddaughter)
March 24th, 2011
Keith was such a warm, caring, strong presence. So easy to be around and to talk with. He was a wonderful father and grandfather--and we were so happy that he was our son's father-in-law. He touched our lives in a faith-filled way and now God has called him home.
Sherry Marston (Elizabeth's mother-in-law)
March 23rd, 2011
I remember when we first moved to Medford how Keith invited me to play golf with him and his friends. It mean't a lot to me as I knew no one in town.
Jim Marston (Father-in-law of Elizabet)
March 23rd, 2011
It was the summer of 2007 and we were celebrating their 50th Anniversary and a Joslen family reunion. Grandpa came up to me and rubbed my finger and said, "What? No ring yet?" I had been going with Jesse (his grandson)for 1 1/2 years at the time and I'll never forget this memory. Love you, Grandpa
Dhonna Houston (Granddaughter-in-law)
March 23rd, 2011
I had a chance to visit Grandpa Keith and Grandma Jewell at their home and I was really moved by their hospitality. Grandma made us a meal and Grandpa was there talking with me which made me me feel welcome. Though I am new in the family I appreciate how they opened their arms to me. I am now happy and sad at the same time because I had a chance to meet Grandpa, but hoping to spend more time with him and learn a few things. I will miss you Grandpa. God bless.
Anthony Kabui (fiance' of granddaughter)
March 22nd, 2011
I will always remember what a loving husband and Godly man Keith was. Dean and I had the privilege of attending First Baptist Church in Medford with Keith and Jewell and he always inspired me by the way he loved his wife; leading her and supporting her as Christ loves the church.
Stephanie Stirm (friend)
March 22nd, 2011
Hey, Grandpa, there are too many memories to write. One I remember is when you would come to town and we played many games and went swimming at the Comfort Inn. I can't explain how much those memories mean. I will live your Christ-like legacy to the world and my children. Say "Hi" to Jordan for me. I love you.
Miles Elzinga (Grandson)
March 22nd, 2011
Grandpa was always someone who you knew would listen to you when you had something to say. He always wanted to know what was going on in your life. I liked when he would take me golfing and those times were very fun. I will always remember and refer to how grandpa was always firm in his faith and an example of what a godly mand looks like.
Aaron Houston (Grandson)
March 21st, 2011
I'll never forget Mr. Joslen's smile as he led chapel. Jewell played the piano and Keith led the singing. You could tell they both loved the Lord and the children entrusted to them. I'll always picture him smiling!
Jana Rathkey Murphy (Student/Friend)
March 19th, 2011
What memories I have of my precious Dad. I remember our "hunting" trip when we spent most of the day just hiking and naming every little creek or landmark. I remember our countless hours fishing at Diamond Lake, Dad always made it fun because he never made me be quiet but encouraged me to "sing to the fishies" which I always did at the top of my lungs. I remember the many many hours Dad spent working on our various houses and helping me with my gardens. My style was always much wilder than Dads, but he always caught my vision and just went with it. Remember Dad, when we painted the girls room purple with huge flowers everywhere? Or when we painted their room at the next house like the sky with swirly white clouds? Or when I wanted to keep the cottage floor plywood and just paint it? You were such a good sport with me! I miss you Dad, not sure who is going to keep fixing my pantry door handle now that you are gone. lol I am blessed beyond words to have had you for 41 years. Your memory will continue to inspire me the rest of my life. Love you Daddy
Elizabeth Marston (Daughter)
March 19th, 2011
I remember all the times we spent at Victory High School in Alaska. It felt like Keith & Jewell were our aunt and uncle and their kids our cousins. I remember the Thanksgiving dinners, going into the lake and coming our with leeches on our legs (don't worry the Joslen kids knew what to do), and the dog running away with me in the dog sled. Keith told my older sister not to worry--the dog knew who fed him and he would bring me back!
DeeDee (Kriner) Hanes (Friend)
March 19th, 2011
Hot chocolate in the Alaskan cabin and our long 20 minute or more goodbyes. So much love and goodwill filled a hole in my heart for a fatherly figure who was a godly man. (Phyllis)
I always hated to ask a favor of Keith because I always knew the answer before I asked. Keith would never refuse any kindness within his power. Still I asked to leave my car on his curb while we went to Alaska for a month. He not only said,"yes", but when I returned my car was washed and vacummed. (Steve)
Phyllis & Steve Murphy (Friends)
March 18th, 2011
I remember when Keith and Jewell hired me last summer to thatch their yard. I remember thinking, "What is thatching?" For once I had to wait and learn how to do the task at hand instead of plunging into the job. I remember Keith's explanantion of the job and how to pull up the grass and his comments on how to better myself as a worker. I remember his kind words and the enjoyable light conversation we had on my lunch break. While I don't remember what we talked about, I know I will never forget that time. I may not be fully proud of my work that day, but I will never regret the day that I spent with Keith.
Hunter Sakamoto (friend)
March 18th, 2011
I have always loved spending time with Grandpa and listening to his stories about the family. I also appreciate, so much, how he accepted me as his granddaughter. And since my grandparents died when I was very young, it was such a blessing to me to feel so loved by him and Grandma. Grandpa, you are loved by so many and will be missed incredibly.
Meghan Houston (granddaughter-in-law)
March 18th, 2011
I remember all of the fun times we had with uncle Keith at my dads ranch in Cotopaxi, C.O. Keith really enjoyed visiting and spending time talking about life and past stories with us. I will miss you great uncle Keith.
Thomas Joslen (Family)
March 18th, 2011
I only wish I had gotten to meet Keith as he has the most wonderful daughter, Gayla. What a wonderful family in Christ that you have. May God Bless you all.
Linda Thompson (Friend of Gayla's)
March 17th, 2011
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints" Ps 116:15...My dad, gave his life to missionary work and church service... he loved his Savior with all his heart and his passion was that others would be saved and come to the knowledge of Christ. To be able to "sing him into glory" was one of the most meaningful and emotional experiences I've ever had.
....tears may flow, but my heart swells with gladness as I think of him meeting his Savior and rejoicing at the throne of Jesus, the one he loved and served so much.
Just hours before he died dad was ministering to and comforting the lonely in the care-center...a quiet ministry he loved. I am Praising God for His compassionate kindness and blessed gift to our family in the person of my dad....I will miss him so very very much.
May my family and I carry on that incredible passion and servants heart that dad had for God. Praise God that he is now worshipping at the feet of his beloved Savior!
Anna Elzinga (Daughter)
March 17th, 2011
The memorial service to honor Keith and His Lord certainly expressed our admiration and love as well. It was so encouraging to see every generation of Keith's family express their deep love for Keith.
We are praying God's continual ministry to Jewell and the rest of the family as they deal with the sadness of their great loss. Thankfully it is a sadness with a HOPE.
Bob and Carol Moffat (Friend)
March 17th, 2011
I feel privileged to have been able to attend Mr. Joslen's memorial service yesterday. Time and time again I heard people speak of his integrity and how he demonstrated his faith in God in every facet of his life. A real inspiration to follow his example as he followed Christ.
Matt Moffat (Friend)
March 17th, 2011
I will cherish the memories of the good times we had together playing golf.
Ron & Karen Brandon (Friend)
March 16th, 2011
Dear Joslen family, Please know that we have been holding you all in our prayers. So many fond memories of your husband and dad, being neighbors with him at Victory for a lot of years, hearing his fun laugh, knowing he always wanted the best for us as students there. His (and your's, Jewell)friendship with my parents meant so very much! He will be missed so much but we look forward to eternity with him. He was a godly man, a wonderful example for those of us who knew him. Thank you, Keith, for being you! We love you!
Marlin Prins (friend)
March 14th, 2011
keith was a great role model for me when i was in middle school and high school in albany in 1999 we got together with everyone who went to fairview with him a jewell we went and ate we went to there house and saw pictures of the trip to eypgt i will miss him i will be praying for his family
angeline steinbrink (dalton-wehrli) (student and freind)
March 13th, 2011
Goodby my Dear One. Keith was a man of integrity who encouraged me to be the woman God wanted me to be. He completely supported me in my music and my ministry. He was an awesome grandpa who loved his 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. His delight was to be involved in their lives.
Jewell Joslen (wife)
March 13th, 2011
"I remember when I was about 9, I gave Grandpa a Birthday gift… It was a book that he was supposed to fill out all about him; His child-hood, his memories, times he got in trouble, etc. I didn’t think much of it then. I just thought “Oh, that’s neat, it’s a thing for a Grandpa. I gave it to him… he loved it. About a year, year and a half maybe, I came back to their house, he said “I want you to take this” he hands me the book,” I finally finished it and I want you to take it and always have it, and read it, to know all about my childhood, and all about what I love and want, I love you very much Esther”. At that moment I was so interested on how he finished, page after page shoved with information, beautiful cursive writing with side comments and smiley faces. I turned and looked him in the eyes with a soft breath I whispered “I love you too Grandpa"
Esther Elzinga (Grand Daughter)
March 12th, 2011
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Tim Joslen
March 11th, 2011
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"Uncle Keith was such a good, kind man hThe last time we spoke he called me on February 8, 2011 to wish me a happy birthday and we had a nice talk. My father, always spoke of him with such softness and love. Good memories."
Tina Joslen
February 29th, 2012
"Mr and mrs Joslen was in our house last Dec'10 we had them for dinner and he was very happy talking stories laughing and enjoying the foods that i cook for them that night. He was a wonderful person my daughter Dhonna is very lucky to know him."
Liza Menino
March 26th, 2011
"Keith's Christian character was one of the most consistent I have ever known. He walked the walk...and you could always count on his integrity, honesty, kindness, thoughtfulness,and ability to listen. He will be missed by all who knew him."
Merrilee Amy
March 22nd, 2011
"Granoa I will always love you, you were the nicest person Ive ever met"
Esther Elzinga
March 17th, 2011
"I have known Tim & familyfor about 18 years. Tim & I worked together with UGA, I was one of his top agents.I have many momories in my life, but one of the fondest was playing golf with Keith and Tim, I will cherish these times. Ron Brandon(friend)"
Ron Brandon
March 16th, 2011
"I loved this man, he was always stable and solid. I thank God for him in my life as a 2nd Dad. (Husband of Anna Joslen)"
Roelof Elzinga
March 14th, 2011

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