Kenneth Alfred Findlay

April 12, 1949June 13, 2020

Our beloved Kenneth Alfred Findlay, age 71, of Aurora, Colorado passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020. Ken was born April 12, 1949 in Bridgeport CT to Alfred and Anita Findlay and graduated from Stratford High School in Stratford, Connecticut in 1967. Upon graduation, Ken joined the Air Force and loaded bombs on F-4 fighter jets at Da Nang and Cam Ranh Bay Air Bases during the Viet Nam War. After his service in the Air Force, Ken settled in Denver and joined the 140th Wing of the Colorado Air National Guard at Buckley Air Force Base, working first as a bomb loader and retiring as the Wing Aircraft Fabrication Superintendent (machinist). Ken earned an Associate Degree from Denver Bible College and was a member of Aurora Elks Lodge 1921. He enjoyed SCUBA diving, bowling, fishing, hunting, shooting, photography, woodworking, and traveling the United States and Canada in his motor coach. He had a very special place in his heart for babies and children. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Findlay, daughter Kristine Hartman of Lakewood CO, son Kenneth T. Findlay of Oregon, grandson Richard Hartman, granddaughters Kelsi and Brittney Hartman and Samantha and Ellie Findlay, great-granddaughter Quinn Davis, sisters Sharon Rototori and Linda Pisani of Naugatuck CT, brother Richard Findlay of Naugatuck CT, sisters Marilyn Findlay and Lisa Demers of Florida, brother Edward Howe of Tennessee and sister Danielle Johnson of Tennessee. Interment will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery on Monday, June 29 at 10:15 A.M.

In Lieu of Flowers your donations in memory of Kenneth Findlay, are appreciated at National Jewish Health


  • Committal Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020


Kenneth Alfred Findlay

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June 25, 2020

I knew Ken for many years at Buckley when he was first loading bombs on the A-7's and later as a great machinist fixing the F-16's. He was always a gregarious fun guy, and had me laughing with him on the many deployments we shared, starting in 1980 in Merzifon Air Base in Turkey. He and Bev were sure to enjoy making many memories in the years ahead when I retired in 1995, and I often think of them both, always smiling when they were together. He will be missed. My prayers for Bev and family.

Donald Lovisone

June 23, 2020

Ken served faithfully for many years in the Aircraft Maintenance Division of the Colorado Air National Guard. He was a valuable member contributing significantly to the mission. As his Commander I remember Ken was always willing to share his ideals to help improve job accomplishment. I know Ken will greatly be missed, Please accept my condolences.

Marilyn Findlay

June 19, 2020

Memories of "Big" Brother are many but probably my most cherished is from the week plus I spent with him and Bev in Aurora. Ken took me up into the Rockies on his motorcycle-an Indian if I recall correctly... He obliged my love of "critters" and took tons of photos of them for me then painstakingly printed out hundred of photos for me to bring home. We had big brother-little sister talks thru out the ride. Maybe just as valued is when he and Bev came to Florida and stole me away from home to spend a long weekend in Homosassa Florida kayaking, snorkeling, dining out etc. He didn't like the snorkel set I had and bought me one to "his" liking but I actually loved it too.....I know you are in a better place and hope to meet up with you in eternity.

Sharon Rotatori

June 19, 2020

He was younger than me and so had a hard time saying my name so Sharon became RaRa somehow. Due to family issues he lovingly gave me away at my wedding. I will miss him dearly.

Vito Caponr

June 19, 2020

Sad to read this about Ken. I always laughed when Ken would call me the Guinea Gangster. Great memories RIP Ken you always brought a smile to my face.