Kenneth Ward

July 3, 1938-Aug. 24, 2013

by: SUBMITTED  - Kenneth WardKenneth W. Ward was born on July 3, 1938, in Shoshone, Idaho, to Gilbert and Priscilla (Hubbs) Ward.

He died at an adult care center in Portland on August 24, 2013, at the age of 75.

Kenneth moved with his family from Idaho to North Portland in 1944. He attended schools there and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1956.

He was in the Army from September of 1958 to September of 1960.

On September 8, 1962, he married Londa Powell in Portland.

Kenneth was a Protestant, and he enjoyed golfing and bowling.

He is survived by his wife, Londa Ward, and daughter and son-in-law, Tammy Ward-Lahr (Tim), all of Scappoose; siblings, Pat Miller and Bill Ward, both of Portland; and two grandchildren, Tony Gehring and Melanie Butuso, both of Scappoose.

A Celebration of Life was held August 28 at the family home in Scappoose.

Private interment was at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Columbia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 503-397-1154.