Keith Albert Kennaugh, 66, of Everett, Wash, and formerly of Lake Stevens, Wash., passed away while surrounded by family Aug. 1, 2007, in Everett following complications two weeks after major heart surgery.
Keith was born to Albert W. Kennaugh and Wynona L. (Countryman) Kennaugh in the back seat of their car on June 25, 1941, at Caveleros Corner, on the way to Everett General Hospital from Lake Stevens.
Keith attended Lake Stevens schools from kindergarten through grade 12, graduating from the Pink Palace in 1959. Though he usually was the smallest one in his class and he suffered blindness in one eye from the time he was born, Keith never complained of his lot in life. He was involved in a number of school activities, including school service clubs, class officer and the school paper. As a strong supporter of the high school sports programs, he attended Viking football and basketball games for many years following graduation. He also was a great fan of the Mariners, Seahawks and Sonics.
He took classes for a year at the Everett Business School and worked as a bookkeeper for J. Wayne Bart in Monroe for several years. Following that, he had a 35-year career with the state of Washington in the Department of Transportation, from which he retired as an office manager on March 31, 2003.
Keith is survived by his son, Brian, of Everett; father, Albert, of Lake Stevens; sister, Sharon, of Marysville, Wash.; brother, Bruce and sister-in-law, Ellen, of Lake Stevens; brother, Craig and sister-in-law, Linda, of Camano Island, Wash.; eight nieces and nephews; 15 great-nieces and nephews; six great-great nieces and nephews; many cousins, and good friends.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Tom and Cora Kennaugh; grandparents, Fred and Millie Countryman; mother, Wynona last August; and infant son, Christopher.
His loving spirit and strong sense of family will live on, but he always will be greatly missed by those who knew and love him.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, at Elim Lutheran Church, Lake Stevens.
Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Vascular Institute, Providence General Foundation: P.O. Box 1067 Everett, WA 98206 or the American Diabetes Association: 2805 Colby Avenue, Everett, WA 98201.
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