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Dr. Bruce Stone Keenan

Died: August 17, 2007

Dr. Bruce Stone Keenan, 68, of Asheville, N.C., a long-time resident of Houston, Texas, died peacefully at Solace Center in Asheville on Friday, August 17, 2007. He was a noted Pediatric Endocrinologist of Houston, Texas for 26 years.

A native of New Orleans, La., Dr. Keenan was the son of the late Bruce Keenan and Lo…read more

Dr. Bruce Stone Keenan, 68, of Asheville, N.C., a long-time resident of Houston, Texas, died peacefully at Solace Center in Asheville on Friday, August 17, 2007. He was a noted Pediatric Endocrinologist of Houston, Texas for 26 years.

A native of New Orleans, La., Dr. Keenan was the son of the late Bruce Keenan and Louise Nowell Keenan of New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama.

Dr. Keenan, a magna cum laude graduate of the University of the South, Sewanee and a graduate of the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine, Dr. Keenan completed his internship, residency, and clinical fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Duke University Hospital Durham, N.C. He completed a Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship in research at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore.

While in the Navy, he served at the National Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland and taught at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

At the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Dr. Keenan’s principle career centered on research and development for treatment in specialized areas of Pediatric Endocrinology. He was a staff physician at Texas Children’s Hospital. He was Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Prior to retirement he served as a staff physician at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville and was on the faculty of University of TN.
Dr. Keenan was elected to The Endocrine Society, Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Society, the Society of Pediatric Research, the Southern Society for Pediatric Research and International Society for Androgenic Disorders.

In 1961, Bruce Keenan married Mary Gray Haden of Hendersonville, N.C. They retired to Asheville in 2003, and became communicants of All Souls Cathedral, Asheville. Dr. Keenan, a life-long Episcopalian, actively participated in parish affairs throughout his life.

Dr. Keenan is survived by his wife Mary (Bunny) Haden Keenan of Asheville, their four children, Bruce Stone Keenan and wife Ann of Tunbridge Wells, England; Mary Louise Keenan and husband Aldo Waker and Katherine Haden Keenan and Nick Mehl of Austin, Texas; and Elizabeth Livingston Keenan of Raleigh, N. C.; and six grandchildren: Mathew and Stephanie Keenan, Asher and Magdalen Waker, Megan and Allison Mehl; a brother Robert Wade Keenan of Durham, Maine, and a sister Anne Keenan Blocker of Alexandria, Virginia, and Chicago.

Memorial services in thanksgiving for the life of Dr. Keenan will be celebrated at All Souls Cathedral, Asheville, on Wednesday, August 22, 22007 at 3:00 PM and in Austin, Texas at St. David’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, August 25, 2207.

The family suggests memorial gifts be offered to any of the following: University of the South, Sewanee, TN www.sewanee.edu (select giving to sewanee); University of Pennsylvania Medical School, www.med.upenn.edu (select Giving to Penn Med, Medical Class of 1964 Scholarship Fund); Cathedral of All Souls Biltmore, discretionary fund;
CarePartners SOLACE, P.O. Box 5779, Asheville, NC 28813; Department of Cancer Biology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 432, Houston, TX 77030-4009.

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