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Obituary for Kenneth McFarland

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Kenneth McFarland

May 31, 1938 - December 24, 2012

Kenneth McFarlandKen passed away on Christmas Eve Day at the age 74 at the George E. Wahlen Veteran’s Home from complications of Alzheimer’s. He was born on May 31, 1938 to Helen Fae and Russell T. McFarland. After graduating from Ogden High School he joined the Navy where he participated in Operation Hardtack towing targets for the Atomic Bomb testing at the Eniwetok Atoll. He was a Glassman by trade, working at W.P. Fuller, Linford Bros. Glass and was President and co-owner of Western Glass Inc. Some of the many glass achievements were the “Cauldron” for the 2002 Winter Olympics, restoration of the Peery Egyptian theatre and Complex, and the Ogden City Police and Fire Station. We are all so proud of him and he was the most honest and ethical man we have ever known. This respect was echoed by his many business associates through the years. He was an all sports enthusiast but his favorites were the Atlanta Braves and of course the Denver Broncos. Ken is survived by his wife of 52 years Frankie, sons Blair, Jeff (Jamie), daughter Traci (Jeff) Coles, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Mick (Susan), John McFarland, sisters Bonnie Manning, Judy (Bob) Turgeon and many nieces and nephews who loved Uncle Ken’s antics. There will be a viewing for Ken on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, from 6-8 p.m. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2012 at Leavitt’s Mortuary with a viewing from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior. The family wants everyone to know how very special and wonderful the George E. Wahlen facility is; the staff on the D wing are awesome. If Ken couldn’t be home, it was the next best home ever. He loved them all!!!!!!!Please send us your condolences and a memory at www.leavittsmortuary.com

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, December 31, 2012

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Leavitts Mortuary

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836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Monday, December 31, 2012

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary

Address:

836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, December 31, 2012

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park

Address:

836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Timeline for Kenneth McFarland

Born: May 31, 1938
Died: December 24, 2012

Condolences for Kenneth McFarland

Madeline Pappas Coleman posted on 1/3/13

Dearest Frankie, and all Family Memebers, I was devastated to hear of Ken's passing, and knowing he had beensuffering. May all of you always know you had the best of the best, in a husband, fahter and grandfather, and great grand father. His humor, andlove for life, was always there to make everyone laugh. To the McFarland Brothers. Love you guys dearly, and just keep onalways remembering Jim and Ken always. We all have lost two very specialpeople in Jim and Ken. Madeline Pappas Coleman

 

HARRY AND DIANE AMALFITANO posted on 1/2/13

FRANKIE, WE WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF KEN'S PASSING. WE THINK OF YOUR FAMILY OFTEN AND WHEN YOU LIVED IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, AND THE KIDS WENT TO H. GUY CHILD SCHOOL. ESPECIALLY TRACY AND MICHELLE IN THE SAME CLASS. HOPEFULLY YOUR HAPPY MEMORIES OF KEN WILL HELP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY GET THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME IN YOUR LIVES. YOUR FRIENDS, DIANE AND HARRY

 

Dan Hayes posted on 12/31/12

Frankie;I am sorry to hear of Ken's passing. A true gentleman, and business professional. I'll always hold a fond place in my heart of the wonderful golf outings. The fun that was had at the annual retreat to Southern Utah for another round of "Dots". My thoughts and prayers are with you .Dan

 

Bailey Arnold posted on 12/31/12

I'm truly sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

 

LouJean Chadwick posted on 12/30/12

I am so sorry for Kenneth's passing. Frankie you have been a wonderful wife to Ken and a wonderful friend to me. Love, LouJean

 

Sandy posted on 12/30/12

I met Ken when my father became a resident in the "D" wing of the George Wahlen VA Home this last summer. I always looked forward to seeing Ken and saying hello and waving to him and him smiling and waving back to me when I visited my Dad. Ken has the best smile and his eyes smiled brightly also; he is a genuine good soul. He had the greatest look of love for Frankie when she came to visit and I remember him with her at the family Thanksgiving dinner this year and how happy you both were with each other. I was very sad to hear of his passing and I will miss seeing him. You and your family have my deepest symphathies. Ken will be missed.

 

Carolyn "Babe" Warren posted on 12/30/12

The small smile always present, turned into the "Navy" smile whenever you (Frankie) came to visit. He Loved You.

 

Sam Thibault posted on 12/30/12

Anyone who ever had the opportunity to meet Ken will acknowledge that the world is has lost one of the best men you would ever have the chance to encounter. He is the type of man that you would try to model your own character after,

 

Tom Leach posted on 12/29/12

Ken was the consummate gentleman and it was truly a delight to do business with him. Always positive, always professional, always a good person ... the glass industry of Utah has just lost one of its best! My deepest condolences to Ken's family and friends.

 

Derek Losee posted on 12/29/12

Frankie & family- I am so sad to hear of the passing of Ken. He was an incredible man and someone who I always looked forward to seeing when as a customer at Western Glass. Ken was easy to talk to and a good friend. He will be missed by all whoever met him. My best to you all. Derek

 

Paul & Heather Cannon posted on 12/29/12

Ken was a leader in the glass industry, always showing honesty and integrity in his dealings. He was also one of those who made the business fun. He will be missed by all who knew him. We extend sympathy to dear Frankie and family. He loved you all very much.

 

Traci Coles posted on 12/29/12

Love you so much sweet Dad. Be happy in Heaven with family and friends. I miss you already. Thanks for being such a great dad and grandpa. So many happy memories.

 

Marty Wilcock posted on 12/28/12

Frankie, I was so sad to read of Ken's passing. My heart ache for you because I remember how lovingly you talked of him while we were bowling last year. Love You

 

Kathryn Mclatchie Miano posted on 12/28/12

I'm so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. My mother, Carol, is a resident of the Ogden Veteran's Home, and I have come to know Ken over the past couple of years when I've visited her. My cousin and I nick named him "the movie star" because of his good looks. Please accept my condolences. He will be missed at the Veterans Home.

 

Ann Tarancon posted on 12/28/12

One of the best in the glass industry, Ken will be surely missed. Thinking of you all in this difficult time.

 

Ron & Sandra Tomney posted on 12/28/12

Our hearts ache for you... Bless you and your family. What a wonderful person he was and will be greatly missed by everyone. We already missed him. Our love and prayers. Ron & Sandra

 

Judy Roybal posted on 12/28/12

Your family are in my prayers....

 

betsy posted on 12/28/12

Oh... My heart is sad for Frankie and ken's family. I started out on D wing...and instantly loved Ken so very much. For me...everytime I lose a veteran I have taken care of I lose a piece of my heart...Ken took a big chunk. He is very loved and missed greatly.

 

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