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neth Gordon Sabin, a Prineville resident, passed away on December 16, 2004. No service is planned at this time.
Kenneth was born to Frank and Anna Schaeffer Sabin on February 1, 1921 in Wallowa, Ore.
Kenneth graduated from Garden Valley High, Garden Valley, Idaho, where he met and married his lifetime sweetheart, Mary June Chenoweth. They were married January 25, 1941. Ken and June moved to Prineville, where Ken worked at Ochoco Mill until he purchased a dairy farm in Terrebonne, Ore., in 1944. He also started a logging company. In 1956, Ken, June and their three children moved to Colorado, where he logged until moving back to Redmond, Ore., to work for Dick Mann Construction in 1959. In 1965, Ken and June ran a service station downtown Prineville until they built and opened Sabin's Eastside Arco and Sabin's Towing and Crane Service, which they operated until retirement.
Ken loved to fly his airplane, travel, camping, fishing and hunting. He belonged to the Church of the Nazarene. Ken adored his wife and together they raised their family, setting an example for all of a Christian marriage, friendship, work, and love in action!
Gone before him are his wife, June, his brother Lyle Sabin, his parents, and Cassidy Gabiola, his great-granddaughter.
He is survived by: his sisters Betty Eggebraaten and Audrey Rickard both of Nampa, Idaho, and Larae Hoyle of Spokane, Wash.; his three children are all living in Prineville: Sharon Ross and husband Jess, Robert Sabin and wife Joy Diane, and Janice Land and husband Wayne; plus six grandchildren: James Foster, Tim Foster and Tammy (Foster) Gabiola, Dawn (Land) Stander, Torii (Sabin) Hun and Todd Sabin; 12 great-grandchildren: Nathan Foster, Samantha, Damien, Kenny, and Jamie Gabiola, Sarah, Rayanna, Dakota and Joshua Thun, Erik Sadler Land and Kathrine Land, and Wyatt Sabin; two great-great-grandchildren: and miracle twins, Trinity and Sydney Foster.
Memorial contributions can be made to Pioneer Memorial Hospice of Prineville. Prineville Funeral Home is entrusted with funeral arrangements.