Keith Bowers Frosco



frosco pic for folder and wbsite obitKeith Bowers Frosco died June 16, 2017 at Integris Hospice House after a four year battle with prostate and bone cancer. He was 83 years-old.

He is Preceded in death by his father, Rico “Bevo” Dominic Frosco. His mother, Opal Bowers Frosco, and his brother, Phil Frosco.

He is Survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Kay Brannan Frosco. His son Richard Keith Frosco and his wife Twilla Frosco of Oklahoma City. His son Bryan Kyle Frosco of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He has five beautiful grandchildren, Rebecca Ann Frosco, Jennifer Lynn Frosco Rose, Darcy Lauren Ferguson and husband Daniel Ferguson. Kristin Leann Frosco, Dalton Ray Frosco. He has eight great grandchildren.

Keith Bowers Frosco was born December 31, 1933 to Opal and Rico Frosco in McAlester, Oklahoma. He graduated from McAlester High School in 1952 and joined the Navy where he served for four years as Chief Petty Officer: Gunners Mate 1st Class on the USS Yorktown. Keith met the love of his life, Carolyn Brannan, while stationed in San Diego, California and after just five months, they married in July 1956. Keith and Carolyn had two loving sons; Richard Keith Frosco, born July 30, 1958 in Norman, and Bryan Kyle Frosco, born on April 29, 1961 in McAlester.

Keith went to the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a Business Administration degree. He worked for the state of Oklahoma for 25 years, and served as Director of the State Merit System for 10 years. Keith was an honest, reserved, and determined man who was quietly ambitious. He had a charming, quick-witted sense of humor. He was eternally curious, enjoyed studying, learning, music, and traveling.

Carolyn was Keith’s true partner here. One of their greatest past-times was traveling together, and with friends and family. Keith loved going to Colorado. He snow skied into his 70’s and climbed Uncompaghre four times. He also enjoyed spending family-time at the cabin his father built on Lake Eufaula. Keith was a devoted Christian and attended Henderson Hills Church with Carolyn. Their 40 year membership fostered life-long friendships and grew an amazing community of support and love. Keith and Carolyn would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary in July. He was a devoted, loving husband and the family’s pillar of strength, support, unconditional love, and acceptance. Special thanks to the staff at Integris Hospice House for their outstanding service to Keith and the family during his final days.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Henderson Hills Baptist Church with interment to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery, Edmond, OK.

Family will greet friends from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2017 at Matthews Funeral Home.


  1. Praying for the family, as I know Keith was such a good man. His first Father’s Day in Heaven was spent with his earthly dad and Jesus!

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