Kenneth L. Carpenter

Portland, Oregon


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Carpenter, Kenneth L. 84 02/26/1926 01/28/2011 Ken is survived by his son, Ken Carpenter Jr. and his wife, Cheryl; daughter, Kimberlee Jensen; and grandchildren, KaCee, Nycole and Kyla. A graduate of Seaside High School, Ken enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and then went on to...

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Uncle Ken was such a great guy and it was always special when he came to visit our family. He always challenged me to a basketball game and beat me badly. It was worth it because he was so much fun.
Lee Ann Whiteman, Colorado Springs, CO

Uncle Kenny was my childhood hero. It was always a thrill for me when he came to visit. Mom and Dad were avid sports fans and we were privileged to travel to many of Uncle Kenny's games. What great memories of a special man!

Kenny was my hero and most around Nehalem and Wheeler. In 1951 a few of us football players from Nehalem went to Seaside and asked him to be the speaker at our football dinner. He said no but his wife put her foot down and made him do it. The few times I saw Kenny he said he remembered many of the men who worked at Markham and Kellows. One was my Dad, a hook tender, Bill Garrison. Dad knew all the Carpenters including Bolger. Vern Dick kept us up on Kenny. As an 18 year old, I pitched...

I will miss our discussions about football, concerning Oregon and Oregon State and our friendship.

Ken would just as great now as he was from 1946 to 1950 (one of three freshman to play on the varsity after WW2 ) RIP

I have many fond memories of Ken and his family.