Kenneth ‘Ken’ Smith
Formerly of La Grande
Ken Smith, 66, of Salem and formerly of La Grande, died Oct. 12. A private family ceremony will be held in Portland in November.
Ken was born Aug. 27, 1943, to G. LaVerne and Dorothy Smith in Chicago. He married his wife, Connie, in 1966. They had two children, Julie and Marc, and moved to La Grande in 1981.
Ken taught in the education department at Eastern Oregon University until his retirement. His family said that many of Ken’s most treasured memories came from this time in his life.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, Ken’s family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Eastern Oregon University Foundation in memory of Ken Smith.
La Grande Observer – October 19, 2009