Kenneth Neil Kimball, who lived a life full of adventure, hard work, and family and friends, died Jan. 21, in Sitka at the age of 93.
He was born Aug. 4, 1929, to Frank and Amanda (Jacobson) Kimball in Cosmopolis, Washington. He had a twin sister Kathleen and older twin sisters Carol and Francis. They grew up in Hoquiam.
He attended Newton school, Portland Adventist Academy and a year at Walla Walla College.
He lived in Hoquiam where he worked on the family farm, Lambs Machinery, driving school bus and log truck.
He married Shirley Smith in 1949 and together they had four children, Mike, Karmon, Tammy and Frank.
In 1959, they moved to Sitka, Alaska with Barton and Reynvaan Logging. Dad rafted logs until the early ‘80s, when he bought and operated a landing craft. He retired in 2008.
Ken and Shirley were married 74 years. He was proceeded in death by his parents, siblings, and son Frank. He is survived by his wife, three children and many grandchildren.
There will be a celebration of life later in the summer.
Shirley is at 1411 Halibut Point Hwy., Sitka, Alaska 99835