November 11, 1949 - March 20, 2017
Born in Artesia, NM
Resided in Salinas, CA
In 1967, he graduated from Willcox High School with the distinction of being nominated "Biggest Flirt." He then graduated from the University of Arizona in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Ken began his career in accounting with Bruce Church Company in Yuma, AZ in 1972.
While in Yuma, he met and married the love of his life, Peggy Lee (Mary M). Ken was transferred to Salinas in 1975 to continue his work with Bruce Church. Ken joined Crown Packing in 1993 and enjoyed 24 years working for Chris Bunn and staff in a family-like environment.
Ken and Peggy raised their two children, Nicole and Jared, in Salinas. At the time of his death, the couple had enjoyed 42 years of marriage.
Ken was also very active in his church, St. Ansgar's Lutheran, serving as Treasurer for many years.
He was an active member of Salinas Host Lions, as well as serving for many years on the YMCA Board and their fundraising committee.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents, brother and niece.
He is survived by Peggy, his loving wife, daughter Nicole (Brian), son Jared, sister Mary Helen (David), as well as his three beautiful grandchildren, Madison, Emerson and Reagan.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Ansgar's Church, 72 E. Joaquin St., Salinas, CA 93901; YMCA, 117 Clay St., Salinas, CA 93901, Salinas Host Lions Club, PO Box 2, Salinas, CA 93902, or your favorite Charity.
Memorial services will be held at St. Ansgar's church at 11:00 am, Saturday, March 25,
Salinas, CA US 93901