Kenneth Warren Esarey Ken Esarey was a long time resident of Spanaway Washington. He passed away December 28 in Las Vegas Nevada at age 73. He is survived by a daughter, Courtney Esarey-Zeigler; sister, Mary Lynn ( Don ), and two brothers, Jerry and Jon (Vickie) Esarey. Throughout his youth his interests centered around Arab horses, fishing, and working at Woody's Market, the family business on the Mountain Highway. Kenny wrestled and played football in high school and for many years was a coach in the youth wrestling program in Spanaway. He worked as a farrier in the Spanaway-Graham area, tried the restaurant business in Crooked River, Oregon and completed his working life in youth corrections for the state of Oregon and lived in Burns, Oregon. In his later years he enjoyed fishing, cooking, and snowbird traveling to the desert in his RV. For several summers Kenny worked as a campground host at Yellowjacket Lake near Burns. He was proud of his military service and was an advocate for conservative values. He loved his country. Kenny was loved by those who had the lucky chance to know him.
Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Jan. 20, 2019.