– Ken, 80 died December 10 in Gates. He was born in Conneaut
Lake, PA, and graduated from Penn State with a Forestry
Degree. Ken served in the US Army, and was a helicopter
mechanic. Ken lived in Portland, Gresham and Forks until
moving to Stayton in 1975 and to Gates in 2002. He worked for
the Forest Service in Detroit for over 30 years and after
retiring he worked as a handyman. Ken was a member of the
Eagles, NRA and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He enjoyed hunting, traveling, yardwork, feeding the
ducks and watching his grandson play baseball.
Emilie “Millie” Dragovich on April 27, 2002, she preceded
him in death on July 24, 2014. He is survived by his daughter:
Belinda (Don) Ayers of Stayton; sister: Diane McGuire of
Citrus Heights, CA; grandchildren: Amanda Crawford and
Christopher Ayers and great-grandchildren: Madison and Landon.
Funeral service will be in Gates Community Church of Christ on
Friday, December 14, 2018 at 11:00 am. Interment in Fairview
Cemetery, Gates. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.