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Keith Richard Tatham lived a remarkable life in the 25 years he was given, devoted to family, friends, music, to his fiancee Rachel, and to his goal of changing the world. Keith was born to Kathleen Windishar and Mark Tatham on October 13th, 1991 in Spokane and grew up basking in rich family traditions surrounded by love. With his younger brother Benjamin, Keith spent summers swimming, playing sports, sleeping in a tree house with his Grandma Tatham, and reveling in the annual ravioli-making party with his extended Italian family at Christmas. Keith loved bringing people together. Whether it was friends around the Monopoly board or family birthdays, he lived for traditions. He was a devoted Seahawks fan and could hold his own in epic "discussions" with cousins about sports, politics and whether or not there's a Spokane accent (no, there isn't).Keith attended Catholic grade schools and graduated from Gonzaga Prep in 2010. From an early age he showed a singular devotion to music and mastering the trumpet. He played in school and community bands, always commanding attention with his swagger and pure tone. A high point was meeting and playing with Wynton Marsalis in 2009. When Keith was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer at age 17, he had three goals: Graduate from college, travel and, well, change the world. No big deal. Even as his senior year was dominated by chemotherapy, surgery and radiation, Keith refused to let the disease rule his life. He left his hospital bed to play the national anthem at a Prep basketball game, attended dances and staged an elaborate senior prank with best friend and future business partner Robbi Anthony. Keith graduated from the University of Washington in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in political science. He spent three years playing in the Husky marching band, and traveled with it throughout the United States and to China-all while managing and enduring experimental cancer treatments. Eventually, his unprecedented medical success added to the understanding of chemotherapy and supported new treatments that now prolong others' lives. Yes, Keith made the world a better place. But cancer did not define Keith. He rejected its limitations and told few people about his diagnosis or treatments. Even with family he preferred to talk about Russell Wilson or Game of Thrones. He took up photography, interned at a law firm, and spent a summer in California, lifeguarding and hanging with his cousins. He approached his own care like a scientist, learning everything he could about his body, his reaction to treatment and survival. It was not easy, and certainly not the way a young man hopes to spend his life, but Keith wore his pain with dignity, patience and humor. Keith was intensely loyal, smart and a hilarious mix of pragmatic and romantic. He had meaningful, lasting friendships and cared deeply about the people he loved. Chief among those people was Rachel Kerr. They met the summer of 2012 as counselors at Camp Sweyolakan and got engaged in the summer of 2016. Keith's cancer got a step ahead of him this fall and options for effective treatments were depleted. No one who knew our stubborn Keith believed it would ever happen, but he died December 16th, surrounded by family and close friends. Keith is survived by his mother, Kathleen, his father, Mark, his brother Ben, and his fiancé Rachel and her family. Other survivors include his grandmothers Wardine Tatham Smith and Lena Windishar, aunts and uncles throughout the West, and numerous admiring cousins and dear friends. Keith's family would like to thank the incredible professionals at Sacred Hearth Children's Hospital, and Seattle Children's Hospital. The family also is grateful to the Wishing Star Foundation in Spokane; donations can be made there in Keith's name.