Keva was born October 30, 1915 in Havre, Mont. to George and Anna Bolta.
Keva first came to Hot Springs in 1933 with her mother, who enjoyed the mineral baths. In 1942 she was married to Fred Symes. Keva devoted her life to the Symes Hotel which she sold in 1994. A true Montana pioneer, Keva loved the outdoors, appreciated the beauty that is the Big Sky Country, and Montana's natural gifts. Her yard and gardens were her sanctuary; the rose garden her passion. After her retirement, she could always be found with her hands in the soil, or sitting in her swing watching people pass. She enjoyed the splendor of her garden and the birds to their fullest.
Keva was preceded in death by her parents, George and Anna Bolta, three brothers, John Bolta, George Bolta, and Nicholas Bolta, and one sister, Mary McCain. She is survived by her sisters, Ann McClain and Elena Clontz, both of Havre, Mont. and numerous nieces and nephews.