Kenneth Alfred Stephenson
November 4, 1930 - October 14, 2013

Kenneth Alfred Stephenson passed away on October 14th at his home in Salem at the age of 82. Ken was born in Jefferson, OR., to Frank and Margaret Stephenson. He was one of 6 siblings and grew up in Portland, OR. He attended Roosevelt High School, and served as a sergeant for 3 years in the Air Force.

He married Roselee Gurtina of Portland, OR. After two years they were transferred from Portland to Lyons where he worked for Simpsons Lumber Company. Shortly after, he moved to Stayton and was employed by Norpac Foods, Inc. for 37 years. He retired as their Corporate Safety Director.

His first marriage ended after 36 years. He later met and married Vicki Siewert, and they resided in Salem, OR for 23 years. Kenneth is survived by his wife Vicki of Salem, OR., Kathleen Denning (Don), of Bend, OR, Julie McKinnon of Lacomb, OR, Dennis Stephenson of Stayton, OR, Michael (Lisa) Stephenson of Salem, OR, Fred Stephenson of Portland, OR. Step children, Mitch Siewert of Portland, OR and Marilee Siewert of Salem, OR, 13 Grandchildren, and 12 Great Grandchildren; One brother, George (Wanda) Stephenson of Salem, OR, and Many nieces and nephews.

He was a wonderfully loving family man true to his family, his friends and was steadfast to the principles he lived by. He will be remembered for his positive outlook on life as well as his endless love for sports and competition. He touched the hearts of so many in the community through his years of youth coaching and refereeing. He loved supporting his children's and grandchildren's teams.

Even though he participated in many sports his friends knew him best as an avid golfer. As a Charter Member of Santiam Golf Course, he played there daily with his friends, family and shot 2 of his 4 hole in ones on this course.

Private service with immediate family will be held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR. Formal services will be at 11:00 am, Saturday, October 26th at United Methodist Church at 1450 Fern Ridge Rd. SE, in Stayton, OR and followed by a Celebration of Life at the Santiam Golf Course Banquet Room at 8725 Golf Club Rd. in Aumsville, OR. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America or Salvation Army. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.


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