Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, Jun 27, 2013
OBITUARY ~ OLIVER KENNETH "KEN" EPPERSON
Kenneth EPPERSON died on May 9, 2013 in his home in Caldwell, Idaho at the age of 76.
Kenneth was born February 13, 1937
in Ellston, Iowa to Charles B. and Viola M. McMILLION EPPERSON. He grew up in Ellston and became valedictorian of his 1954
graduating class. After graduating high school, he went Montana to live his dream of being a cowboy and living on a ranch.
In 1959 he entered the Marine Corps, serving in Okinawa and was honorably discharged in 1962.
September 1, 1967 Ken
married Ruth AMADIO in Mesa, Arizona. To this union they added three girls, Tamara PEW, Katrisa SAMMONS and Laura EPPERSON.
He worked for the Mesa Police departmentfor nine years. He moved to Utah in 1975 and did farming and police work there.
They moved back to Arizona in 1984 and worked for the Chandler Police Department for 15 years.
After retiring in 2000,
he traveled the west on motorcycles and moved trucks across country.
They moved to Idaho in 2006 to be close to their
daughter, Katrisa, and her family.
His favorite things were his family. He loved camping and gardening and was an active
member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Ken and Ruth were blessed with 10 grandchildren, Melisha,
Braden and Aaron PEW, Zachary, Jacob, Benjamin and Samuel SAMMONS, Ignacio and Jade CASTRO and Timber SCHARRINGHAUSER,
and three great-granddaughters, Kenzlie FIGUEROA, Cali CJAVEZ and Brielle STEARS.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Charles and Viola EPPERSON; brothers, Lester EPPERSON, Arnold and Charles EPPERSON, and sisters, Naomi EPPERSON
and Loretta DeANDA.
He was loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2013
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