Keith Katsuto Kanbe passed away on OCtober 19, 2021 in Laramie, Wyoming after a brief illness, surrounded by friends and family.
Keith was born on June 18, 1958 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Jennie Hayashida and Haruo Kanbe. He grew up in Hawaii and graduated with honors from the University of Hawaii with a degree in Pyschology. In 1981, he moved to Laramie and began working at the University of Wyoming. In 1990, he earned a Master’s degree in Counseling at UW. He continued working with the university, first in the English Department and then in the Anthropology Department.
Keith was well loved by his family and colleagues for his positive attitude, dedication to work, and his willingness to always help others.
Keith is survived by his two sons; Theo(Kaci) of Cheyenne, Wyoming; Nate (Karsten) of Millcreek, Utah; his former wife, Althea Farthing, also of Cheyenne; his mother, Jennie Goya and stepmother, Hiroko Kanbe, both of Honolulu, Hawaii.
Arrangements are currently pending.