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Elwood Keith Des Voignes

May 31, 1949 - June 06, 2022


Elwood Keith Des Voignes

May 31, 1949 - June 06, 2022


Obituary For Elwood Keith Des Voignes

Elwood Keith Des Voignes passed away Monday, June 6, 2022 in Sacramento, CA at the age of 73 years old. He was born in Kalamazoo, MI on May 31, 1949, a son of the late Lorna Evelyn (Fleury) and Elwood B. Des Voignes.

Keith is survived by his wife of 19 years, Sylvia Des Voignes of Jackson, CA; sons, Ryan (Apryl) Des Voignes of Pine Grove, CA and Alex (Elizabeth) Des Voignes of NC; He is also survived by sister, Vicki (Daryl) Thorstad, of Sacramento, CA; brother, William (Rhonda) Des Voignes of Folsom, CA; as well as grandchildren; Dylan, Travis, Walter, Lillyann, Benjamin, Christian, Daniel, Joseph and Hannah. Keith is preceded in death by his first wife, Valerie in 2002.

'Keith' Des Voignes was a NAR member from 1978-2022. He was awarded with REALTOR® Emeritus in 2019 for a 40-year contiguous membership. Keith DesVoignes graduated from Sacramento State College in 1971. He entered the real estate field as a Broker in 1976, moving to Amador County in 1978 to join the family business. After running a successful real estate office, Golden Chain Associates, he joined with his partner of over 11 years--Ed Arterbury--to operate the Century 21 franchise in Amador County. He has served as past President of the ACAR Board of Realtors and served for several years as the Board's State Director. Keith had achieved top individual sales awards and obtained Centurion Realtor status. More importantly, he was awarded the highest Quality Service award that C21 bestows upon individual agents. For Keith, family, church involvement and golf, round out a successful career.

A Viewing will be held 10:00a.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at The Call in Pine Grove, CA. Followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00a.m. with interment at the Jackson City Cemetery, Jackson, CA. Memorial Contributions can be made in Keith’s name to the Rotary Scholarship program at


16 Jun


10:00 AM

The Call Church 18400 Ridge Rd Pine Grove, CA 95665 Get Directions »
16 Jun

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM

The Call Church 18400 Ridge Rd Pine Grove, CA 95665 Get Directions »
16 Jun

Graveside Service

12:00 PM

Jackson City Cemetery Jackson, CA 95642 Get Directions »
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  • 07/01/2022

    My heart goes out to Keith's family for the loss, he will truly be missed by a lot of people. I know how much he meant to a lot of you, because he touched everyone the same way. There are not many men that like this one. He had a way about people, it was as though he could look deep into their soul and understood them right away. My heartfelt sympathy to you and his family at this sad time. May all your wonderful memories comfort you during this heartbreaking time. Grace

  • 06/18/2022

    We remember Keith as a warm authentic friend and human being, and were shocked that such a vibrant person has left us all at a time that seems way too early. We remember visits with his boys at Silver Lake, a full-on commitment to community activities, and an intelligent, kind, and loving spirit. To his grieving family: Your loss is all of ours. We will miss you, Keith... Craig & Donna Murphy

  • 06/15/2022

    So very sorry to hear about Keith's passing. We worked together for several years and often sat near each other at Century 21 events. He was always such a funny, happy and kind man. Wishing you strength and comfort through this difficult time.

  • 06/09/2022

    I'm truly saddened to learn of Keith's death. I had the utmost respect for his professionalism when we worked together on real estate transactions. He was one of the best, without question. My sincere condolences to Sylvia and his family. Joan Tarr

  • 06/09/2022

    Dear Sylvia and family, Please know how sorry Mark and I feel to learn of Keith's passing. What a truly, truly kind and generous man he was, with a terrific sense of humor, too. Sending warm hugs, Gina and Mark Johnson

  • 06/08/2022

    We're so sorry about Keith's passing. May he rest in peace. Alan & Peggy Belch

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