Clifford John Keller

3/1/1950 ~ 2/27/2021

Clifford John Keller, husband, father, brother, uncle, friend passed away February 27, 2021 after a long courageous battle to cancer.
He was born March 1, 1950 to Bill and Margaret Keller. He loved his family with all his heart. He had a giant soft spot for his grandkids and great grandkids. He had a strong love for the sport of rodeo especially for tie down roping. He spent countless hours perfecting his roping from a young age. He spent countless hours helping his kids, grandkids and anyone who wanted to learn and better themselves. He would never admit this but he did have a soft spot for good horses. He is known for his ability to train a rope horse. He taught these abilities to his kids, grandkids and friends to carry on. He had many accomplishments in the arena roping. He was the 2016 Canadian Senior Pro Rodeo Champion Breakaway roper. He was also the reserve Champion tie down Roper, just to name a few. He also had a talent and love for training good cow dogs. He was a jack of all trades. He could build a home from start to finish. He worked for Fairview City for many years and retired. He was a big asset to the city and community. He took care of water, perfected city grounds and always made sure the city was well decorated for the holidays. The rodeo ground was dedicated to Cliff and Jackie for all their work and dedication to the community and city. He had the ability to become an expert in all he did and pursued. He was such a mentor to all he came in contact with. He touched so many lives. He was someone everyone looked up to.
He is survived by the love of his life Jackie; their children, Bill (Autum) Keller, Wendy Keller, 4 grandsons, 2 granddaughters and 5 great grandchildren and one on the way, sister Kay (Tim) Razzari, Nancy Hamilton, Peggy Johnson, and many dear friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Bill & Margaret Keller.
The family would like to thank Dr Wallentine as well as the wonderful hospice nurses. A Celebration of life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Cliff Keller High School Rodeo Scholarship Fund at Cache Valley Bank. Online condolences at

36 Responses to “Clifford John Keller”

  1. David and Diana Holt says:

    We will always remember Cliff as a good friend! We shared so many memories. The times at Lake Powell, all the ropings we went to and many more. Cliff would do anything for you. Rest in peace. We Will always remember you.❤

  2. Roy&Elaine Atkinso says:

    Well Cliff thanks for the ride o’l Budit was a pleasure to know you

  3. Phil and Ruth Benson says:

    Phil and I send our deepest thoughts and condolences..we truly feel badly at seeing this obituary. Our heartfelt thoughts go out to Jackie and all family.

  4. Kathy Grant says:

    So very sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing. My to condolences to Jackie and his family. Always admired his talent for roping and his way with horses…RIP Cowboy, you will be missed!

  5. Gus, Traci & Ty Vaile says:

    We are so sorry….Jackie you know that seeing you and Cliff at the Sr. Rodeos was the best part about going. Cliff was such a great guy and loved life and lived it to the fullest. Heaven gained a great cowboy and we look forward to rodeoing with him again. Love and prayers to Cliffs family and friends.❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️

  6. Bill Sorenson says:

    Jackie and family. So sorry to hear this news. I always regarded Cliff and you as good friends from days past and my condolences go to you and your family. Bill Sorenson.

  7. Carol Crawford says:

    So sorry for your loss Jackie and your family. He was a wonderful man and loved you with all his heart. We will miss him and grieve with you

  8. Bud and Kathy Clemons says:

    I’ve are so sorry about the loss of Cliff. He was special and one of a kind Cowboy. Our condolences go out to you and your family, Jackie. You are in our hearts!

  9. Doc & Vicki Utley says:

    Sorry to hear this happening. Love to you all.

  10. Rodney Arbon says:

    Jackie and kids. So sorry to here of the passing of my old friend. so many memories and good times, along with a few that I,ll keep to my self. please let us know of the services would be our honor to attend. 435 279-7656

  11. Jackie and family, soo sorry for your loss . May u always remember the good times.

  12. Craig and Margo Fitzpatrick says:

    Hello Jackie and family- I remember meeting Cliff in Las Vegas at Horsemans Park riding in the arena one night before the finals started the next day and he made me laugh that night and I’ll never forget him! I was honored to know him and always stopped to watch him rope at the rodeos we attended together in the U.S. He will be missed by many.God bless.

  13. Lance Miller says:

    Cliff was one of the Funniest, kind men I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. God bless your family during this time. You will be missed, Rodeo, has lost a great one

  14. Gus Traci ty vaile says:

    We are so sorry to hear about cliff he was one of the ones our prayers are with you Jackie and family

  15. Sherrie Hunter says:

    Dear Jackie,
    Im so sorry for your loss. I have many good memories of you and your family. Your family has been such a solid part of Fairview history. I’m sure Billy and Wendy will be such a comfort to you.
    Sincerely, Sherrie

  16. Gus Traci ty vaile says:

    We are so sorry to hear about cliff he was one of the good ones our prayers are with you Jackie and the family

  17. Curt Johnston says:

    Jackie. As the current President of the NSPRA I would like to send our most sincere condolences to you and your family. I enjoyed Cliff as a fellow competitor and his sense of humor. Great roper and a great person. Thoughts and prayers sent your way. 🙏🙏🙏🐎

  18. Tracee Young says:

    Jackie & Family

    So Sorry to hear about Cliff’s passing. Rodeo will not be the same without his jokes and smile hanging around. Prayers for all of you at this time!

  19. Glen & Susan Hamilton Flory says:

    I am deeply sorry for the passing of Cliff. We send our sincere condolences.

  20. Arnie&Linda Johnson says:

    Dear Jackie and family. We are so sorry to hear about Cliff. You both are dear to us We have a great many stories about him. He will be missed.

  21. Mike Aime says:

    I consider Cliff to be one of my dearest friends. It was truly an honor to know him and I will always treasure the few times we talked and were together. My deepest love and sympathy to you Jackie, Bill and Wendy. Cliff is gone, but not forgotten

  22. Carol Young says:

    I am do sorry to hear of cliffs passing
    My prayers are with you. If there’s anything I can do.please let me know. Hugs

  23. Carol Young says:

    I am sorry to hear of cliffs passing my thoughts and prayers are with you if there’s anything I can do please let me know 🙏

  24. Phil and Kathleen Green says:

    We are sending our deepest sympathies. So many great memories. God bless to Jackie and all the family

  25. Darcy, Jackie, Colleen says:

    A gentleman

  26. Randy and Susan Larsen says:

    Jackie: Sending love to you and your family. We loved Cliff. He was a great guy in so many ways. We will miss him!

  27. Patty gann says:

    So very sorry. Cliff was a great guy. My heart goes out to Jackie and the kids.

  28. Dave and Lorraine Larsen says:

    The whole Keller family has brought excellence to the community of Fairview. Cliff was a no-nonsense type of guy with the professional work he gave to our community. Thanks, Jackie and Cliff, for the quality of life you have shown and given to us. We rejoice in knowing you. Your influence will shine for many years ahead, as people attend the Cliff and Jackie Keller arena to enjoy rodeo and derby events on the stands which Cliff built.

  29. Sam Lunceford says:

    Dear Jackie,
    So sorry to hear of Cliffs passing.such a great guy.. I will never forget or be able to repay you guys for letting me ride Pie. Cliff was so fun to B/S with at the ropings. Call me anytime you need a tire changed Jackie. Spin one in heaven for me on ol Pie Cliff!
    God bless your family
    Sam Lunceford

  30. Jeanne Hansen says:

    Cliff was one in a million a true inspiration to everyone who knew him…my condolences to Jackie and the family…he will be missed by many…

  31. So sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing must be a roping in heaven prayers to Jackie and family.

  32. Vivian Marshall says:

    I have fond memories of rodeo I with Jackie and Cliff. My condolences to Jackie and the family on your loss of a good man.

  33. Blake & Terry Madsen says:

    We were sad and shocked to hear of Cliff’s passing. I worked with his several years at Fairview City. A great worker and always enjoyable to be around. He has contributed so much to this community. I will miss waiving at him on the canyon road as I pass to do my chores. To Jackie and the rest of the family, accept our condolences during this difficult time.
    Blake and Terry Madsen

  34. Patty Simms-Daum says:

    I had the privilege of knowing your dad and mom through my dad, Arlyn. I’m sorry for your loss.

  35. I am just learning of Cliffs passing
    He was such a gentle man filled with passion for his family and for the sport of rodeo.
    He touched many lives and I am a better person for spending time around him.
    Prayers for all of his loved ones.

  36. Ray and Marva Yamauchi says:

    Dear Jackie,
    Words cannot properly express the sadness and grief we felt when we just heard of Cliff’s passing. He was more than just a friend. He was a true friend! We always looked forward to seeing the two of you at the rodeos. His sense of humor was a highlight of going to the NSPRA rodeos. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


    Ray and Marva Yamauchi