Kenneth Duane Webb

Kenneth Duane Webb passed away on Sept. 15, 2023 in Bremerton, Wash.
 He was born May 18, 1929 in Weiser, Idaho to Calvin and Golda Webb. 
 Ken grew up in Weiser with his siblings Lucille, Estus, Lyle, Wayne, and Paul. 
 Ken graduated from Weiser High School in 1947 and then enlisted in the Army. He served in Korea during the Korean War as a camp cook. While stationed at Fort Lewis in Washington State in 1951, Ken met Donna Hunter. The pair soon wed. 
 Once Ken was discharged from the military in 1953, the family made their home in Weiser, raising their children Tracy, Mitchel, and Wendy in a quaint home on Main Street.
 In his young adulthood, Ken worked for the Weiser Laundry, where he got to sound the noon whistle each day. Later, Ken worked for the Portland Oregon Cement Company, which became Ash Grove. He commuted each day to Lime, and Durkee, Ore. for many years until his retirement in 1991.
 Ken was very active in the Weiser community. He served in the Police Auxiliary and then years later in the C.O.P.S. program. He was a bailiff for Washington County court. He also served for years as the American Legion Post Commander. 
 Ken could be seen marching in local parades as a member of the color guard, speaking to Weiser students at Veteran’s Day assemblies, and presiding over funerals. 
 Ken was a very active member of his church. He was a founding member of Weiser Conservative Baptist Church, where he served as treasurer, deacon, and caretaker for many years. 
 He wrote a weekly column for the Weiser Signal American for over 20 years. Ken really loved his community and was devoted to helping others.
 With his wife Donna, Ken was a caregiver and “Papa” to multiple children, including Kami, Alex, Sara, LeeAnn, Josh, and Jacen. He was also a wonderful grandfather. 
 Ken was the strong, silent type, and he had an endless supply of patience. He was always ready with a listening ear and some M&Ms.
 Ken loved his garden. He spent much of his retirement tending to vegetables, flowers, and grapes. He was sure to take a break each day at noon to listen to Paul Harvey.
 Ken is survived by his daughters Tracy Higgins of Quincy, Wash. and Wendy (Kelly) Gann of Seabeck, Wash; grandchildren Michael (Tawny) Higgins of Pullman, Wash.; Megan (Israel) Higgins of Quincy, Wash.; Mysti (Marcus) Giancola of Clinton, Mass.; Brian (Sara) Higgins of Wenatchee, Wash.; Matthew (Kristin) Gann of Bremerton, Wash.; Patrick (Shelly) Higgins of Bozeman, Mont.; a brother Paul (Merrilyn) Webb of O’Fallon, Ill.; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
 Ken was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Donna; his son, Mitch; his granddaughter, Kathleen; his son-in-law, Bill; parents Calvin and Golda; siblings Lucille Strain, Estus, Lyle, and Wayne; and best friends Lewis and Vivienne Dickerson.
 A memorial service is being planned for Spring 2024 in Weiser.


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