Kenneth Fielding Childs

March 6, 1967December 8, 2018
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Kenneth Fielding Childs, age 51, was surrounded by his loved ones when he returned home to our Heavenly Father on Friday, December 8th, 2018, at 3:55 pm from his home in Fruitland, Idaho. He fought a one and a half year battle with occularmelanomia and although his time here was cut too short, his pain is no longer.

Kenneth was born on March 6, 1967 in Cedar City, Utah to Dr. Kenneth and JoAnne (Hubbard) Childs and was 1 of 8 children. Kenneth started working as a superintendent at the age of 26 and fell in love with being the brains behind constructing buildings; to later watching them thrive with success and productivity. In 2008, Kenneth married his loving wife Cindy Lynn Childs, and together they cherished 6 children. Building industrial structures was not the only creativity Kenneth had a passion for. He enjoyed building model craft airplanes and then successfully watching them take flight and being the one in control of it all. The outdoors was a second home to Kenneth where he took pleasure in fly fishing, shooting firearms with his children, and creating lasting memories around a campfire. Kenneth had a way of winning any argument that was presented to him and always ending the discussion in hysterical laughter. If you have never heard the peg leg joke, now would be a good time to ask his wife or one of his children for a good laugh. Kenneth’s strength for life and love was admirable and kept fighting till his final days here on Earth. He was a man of his word and would give the shirt off of his back to any stranger that needed it more. Kenneth believed in never giving up as well as never taking life too seriously either.

Kenneth’s life will be carried on through his wife, 6 children, 3 grandchildren, future grandchildren to come, his 5 sisters, 3 brothers, and everyone else’s life that Kenneth has touched and left a mark on. Kenneth believed that you could be lived through the lessons that you taught others and he did his very best to teach valuable lessons in life to those who needed them. Although Kenneth’s human life has ended and his eternal life has begun, he left his own mark on the world through the buildings he built and the lives he influenced greatly. Whether that was through his smile, laugh, hard lessons, or incredible strength he will be greatly missed.


  • Cindy Lynn Childs, Wife
  • Dr. Kenneth W. Childs, Father
  • JoAnne Childs, Mother
  • Chace Childs, Son
  • Tanner Gallian, Son
  • Christopher Gallian, Son
  • Cierra Gallian, Daughter
  • Timber Childs, Daughter
  • Shannon Gallian, Daughter
  • Gage Dixon, Grandchild
  • Ryder Dixon, Grandchild
  • Diesel Dixon, Grandchild
  • Kathy Gilray, Sister
  • Melanie Childs, Sister
  • Melissa Gutherie, Sister
  • Cindy Adkins, Sister
  • Celestrial Schwab, Sister
  • Joel Childs, Brother
  • Daniel Childs, Brother
  • David Childs, Brother

  • John Gutherie, Active Bearer
  • Chace Childs, Active Bearer
  • David Childs, Active Bearer
  • Tanner Gallian, Active Bearer
  • Jack Dickey, Active Bearer
  • Timber Childs, Active Bearer


  • Viewing Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 14, 2018

Kenneth Fielding Childs

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Donn Gilray

December 13, 2018

I met Kenneth when he was 14 years old. We drove 115 mph in my '78 Firebird because he thought it was a cool car. I threw my arm out playing catch with him with a football. I am glad I was cool enough to date his big sister. Until we meet again, Ken!

Debi Teale-Hunsaker

December 12, 2018

Ken was my first real crush growing up in WI. Although only a year younger in my eyes he was so much wiser than I! I hope you find peace now! Prayers to you Celeste!
Debi Teale-Hunsaker

Naomi Wilkinson

December 11, 2018

I remember listening to you talk to me when you were staying at grandpa's house. I enjoyed watching you build a room downstairs just from spare peices you had found on ksl. Im sorry that your life was cut short do to unfortunate circumstances. I love you uncle Ken.


December 11, 2018

I am so proud to have had you as my big brother. You protected me, laughed with me, hid behind the couch when we were little and tried to eat all the Flintstone Chewables with me. You taught me how to smash brussel sprouts so flat under my dinner plate that mom thought we ate them. You showed me what hard work looks like. Taught me to never back out of a promise. You made being your little sister an honor. I love you so much. Until we meet again Tennis Racket.
love little sister, Doodle schlonggolbong.

Cynthia Adkins

December 11, 2018

I’m overwhelmed with the love I have for my brother. Growing up we were very close. We played together and roamed the streets of Cedar City during the hot summer days. Always laughing along the way. Fishing, camping or just looking up to the stars at night. Throughout your life,,my precious brother, you were always there for me. Throughout hard and good times, just hearing your voice and laugh over the phone, was all I needed to feel better when I was down Your talents and ability to create buildings and other structures was amazing. You worked hard to provide for your family. When I moved away, I was always so thankful for the letters you wrote me and the pictures you sent me of you children. You were a remarkable father.
Ken, I love you so much. And I am looking forward to the day when we will meet again.

Susan Kenyon

December 11, 2018

I knew Ken when he was married to his first wife, my sister Kris and I just wanted to offer my condolences to his family. I am sorry for your loss

Melissa Guthrie

December 11, 2018

I have always looked up to my younger brother. You were always so strong and knew who you were. I will never forget all of those times we shared growing up, your ability to create things, restore things, make things work, or just fix things. You could make a chaotic moment into laughter, and simply knew how to comfort and bring peace. I love you so much. This is a short time now, to be without you, and one day we will be together again and forever. We know you are needed very much where you are. Until we meet again...

Nancy Blair

December 11, 2018

I have never met this brave man in person, but I watched his triumph regularly on the Facebook page of his beautiful wife. My heart goes out to the family of this wonderful man who is now at peace with Heavenly Father. I am so sorry for your loss.