Friday, June 8, 2007


Here's the main part of the Obituary for my sister's Father-in-law.

... Kenneth __________ died June 2, 2007. He was 56.

Born on Jan. 1, 1951, in Browning, Mont., he attended schools in Great Falls, Mont., New Jersey, Libya, Africa and Guam. He was a graduate of the University of Montana in Missoula.

He was a certified public accountant and served in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the Blackfoot Indian Tribe in Montana.

Prior to moving to ___________ in 1992, he lived in Great Falls, Mont. and Gig Harbor, Wash. In May 1992, he joined the ___________________ as Vice President and chief finance officer. In April 2000, he was named CEO and president of ___________. He is remembered as a tireless worker for advocating the best health care for everyone, both on a local and national level.

He was honored by being adopted into the Tlingit Raven Moiety, Kiksadi Clan in _________________. His Tlingit name was "Shaayigan."

He was an outstanding member of the Rotary Club. As president of the _________ A.B.A.T.E. group, he initiated the group, advocating motorcycle safety and awareness. He also was treasurer for the ___________ Chapter of H.O.G. (Harley Owner's Group).

His family says he was an avid outdoorsman who had a passion for hiking, camping, kayaking, boating, fishing, bicycle racing, Nordic and downhill skiing, running in the Klondike Road Relay, completing the 1998 Dyea to Dawson Gold Rush Centennial Race, participating in the Gold Rush Days mining and logging competitions, and completing several Iron Butt Motorcycle races in recent years.

He was a licensed private aircraft pilot, hot air balloon pilot, a U.S. Merchant Marine Officer six-pack licensee with the U.S. Coast Guard, a professional aerial photographer, and most recently, a national certified rider coach with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. His most current passion was riding motorcycles and teaching motorcycle safety awareness...

Sorry for the heavy editing. You could practically map out our exact address from the info contained in there! I left out the "preceded in death" and "survived by" part for obvious reasons.

I think it's important to note that although Ken's life was cut short, he lived life to the fullest. He was an amazing man, husband, father, and friend. He will be deeply missed. We will be attending his memorial service this Sunday.