Alan Kenneth Pinnock
- Pamplin Media
- Central Oregonian - News
n Kenneth Pinnock, recently of Madras, passed away on May 8, 2001. He was 66 years old. Funeral services were held on Monday, May 14 at the Warm Springs Baptist Church in Warm Springs.
Alan was born in Wales, United Kingdom of Great Britain, on Jan. 3, 1935 to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth John Pinnock.
He grew up and attended schools in Great London, England, during World War II. Upon graduation, Alan joined the British Army and served during the Korean Conflict.
After the war he worked for Western Union later becoming manager of "Green Grocery" (produce department) in London. There, he and his wife Dorothy had three children. They moved to the U.S.A. in 1970 and settled in Big Bear, Calif. where Alan became an independent painting contractor. Dorothy and his children returned to England in 1979 whereupon Alan hit the Rock Hound Pow Wow Circuit, having studied to become a jeweler while still in England.
In 1981, while in Prineville for their Pow Wow, Alan met and married his second wife, Ruth Huntington-Norfleet. Together they opened several small jewelry/rock shops. He later moved to Warm Springs where he lived for many years until his health required him to move to East Cascade Assisted Living Center in Madras.
While there, he was made to feel comfortable, wanted and loved by the caring assistants. He remained grateful for them in his life.
Alan leaves in England, three children; Steven, Karen and Lisa Pinnock as well as two grandchildren, two step-children, Jessee Norfleet of Prineville, Stanley Hargrave of Grand Ronde and his friend, Ruth Norfleet of Prineville.
Whispering Pines Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.