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Kenneth Marion Cross

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Kenneth Marion Cross, 74, passed away suddenly on April 15, 2016, in Clackamas, Oregon. Those who knew and loved him are shocked by this sudden loss and relieved to know he has returned home to his Lord.

Kenneth was born on September 17, 1941, in Yuba City, California, to his parents: Charles Marion and Lois Esther (Binkley) Cross. He attended Bridge Street Grammar School, and he graduated from Yuba City High School. He was very proud of the fact that he was an exchange student to Finland. Kenneth attended Sacramento State College, where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree.

He was a beloved father and had three beautiful children, Christopher, Courtney and Ashleigh. He moved from Central California to Oregon in 1981 to raise his family and work for the City of Portland. Kenneth loved spending time with his family, and was affectionately known as "Papa Beach" by his grandchildren.

On February 13, 1993, Kenneth married his partner/beloved, Sharron Noone. They were married until his passing.

Kenneth worked in Human Resources for Governmental Agencies, and finished his career in Senior Care Marketing and Administration.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, and by his three sisters, Donna Darlene Diederichs, Marjorie Marlene Cross Wisner and Karyl Kay Hanes. He is survived by his partner and wife of 30 years, Sharron; his children and their spouses, Christopher (Jenna) Cross, Courtney (John) Ross, and Ashleigh (Tom) Morgan; his grandchildren, Jack and Macintosh Morgan, and Frankie and Greta "Ken"zie Ross; his niece and her husband, Jan and Keith.

A Memorial Service in Kenneth's Honor will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 10:00 am at Rivercrest Church.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Apr. 22, 2016
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