A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

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Kenneth D Anderson

April 25, 1937November 10, 2020

Kenneth Dale Anderson, passed on November 10, 2020 at the age of 83. Ken was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Helen (Myers), his son Kenny, and his parents Afton and Juanita. Ken grew up in Lakewood, Colorado attending Alameda junior and senior high school, graduating in 1955.

Ken was father to, David (Lisa), Deneen (Mike Hubbard), Kenny and also adopted Danielle (Augustine Vigil) later in life. Ken is survived by and was a proud grandfather to Justin, Kelsey, Andy, Maddison, Michelle, Christian, Melissa and Olivia. He was also a great grandfather to Knox, Elizabeth, Nell and Brooklyn, with one more on the way. Ken is further survived by nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Ken always had a strong work ethic and the family can remember times when he worked more than one job at a time to help make ends meet. Early in his life, Ken worked for a local market stocking shelves and helping to keep the store clean. Ken then moved on to work with Coca-Cola, but eventually wound up spending more than 3 decades working for the United States Postal Service – he loved those times the most. He started as a mail carrier walking a route, then distributing mail around the city from the central incoming facility, and finished as a dispatcher helping to coordinate that distribution of mail. Ken made numerous friends during his career and to the very end of his life, he loved to meet with other retirees over breakfast to talk about the old days and to brag about the grandchildren. These retirees used the nickname of Andy when referring to Ken, the same nickname his father Afton was given by his friends, the name given to one of his grandsons.

Like a lot of native Coloradans, Ken loved Colorado and the mountains, going fishing and camping with his father when he was younger, and then passing that experience along to his own young children. Ken also really liked the Colorado associated sports teams – Broncos, Nuggets, Rockies, Avalanche and more. But as time moved on, what Ken really enjoyed most was watching his grandchildren play sports while they were growing up. Going to football, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, baseball and basketball games. Ken grew so in love with the game of basketball that he would often just find any game on TV and watch it without caring if it was men or women, professional, college or high school; he just loved watching the game.

As Ken became a grandparent, there were times when the house was totally full of grandkids and until recent years, there was always a pet or two in the house. Ken spoiled his pets and grandchildren, letting them have their way around the house. Whenever the grandkids stayed overnight they were so excited because they knew that grandpa and grandma were going to take them to Dennys for breakfast. For quite a few years, Ken was a fixture of sorts at Dennys. And the pets, you could often find Ken asleep in the chair with the cat asleep on top of him. And of course as time kept moving, there would also be granddogs and grandcats that would need attention as well and Ken didn’t mind giving it.

Ken was not a real complainer and he typically took most issues in stride. He continued to pay attention to what was going on with his high school graduating class(s) and Ken still had a few friends he spoke with regularly that cared for him and have been friends of his for many years.

As he transitioned from his longtime home and eventually into nursing care, he possessed an attitude that continued to make him friends. The people and team helping Ken during his last couple of years of life spoke highly of him and always mentioned that he was a pleasure to work with and that they enjoyed his humor and upbeat way with them.

Ken, we will all miss you very much. We appreciate your love and the life you gave us, we love you too.

A private memorial service for Kenneth will be held Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 9:30 AM at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary, Pavilion of Reflections. Please join us virtually by following the link.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.CrownHillFuneral.com for the Anderson family.

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Pavilion of Reflections

7777 West 29th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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Dick and Cookie Clem

November 21, 2020

An old memory always comes to us when we think of Ken and Helen. We were all living in San Diego when they were married and Dick was the best man at their wedding. We only lived a few blocks from each other so we were keeping an eye on things while they went on a honeymoon . This meant that we had a key and could easily change things up a little . Among other things, we took the labels off all the canned foods and blew out some of the eggs. The first thing they noticed was the eggs and Helen's remark was "I'll never buy that brand of eggs again". We have many happy memories of both Ken and Helen as we know all of you do . You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kimberle Myers O’Bryan

November 13, 2020

I remember being at my Aunt and Uncles wedding when I was young and just wanted to see my Aunt in her pretty dress, but I was so disappointed because everyone stood up and I couldn’t see past all the adults! I’m from California, but moved to Colorado Springs at 19 when my oldest son Michael was just 3 months old. Uncle Ken and Aunt Helen and my cousins were the only family I had there and was so thankful they were. Many holidays and times taking my son to the park and him playing on the trampoline, and them fighting over who got to hold and spoil him during those two years! Ken and Helen were always about family above all else, and loved nothing more than cuddling the babies! I’m picturing them in their side by side recliners up in Heaven, still watching over their family and loved ones!

Deneen Hubbard

November 13, 2020

My Dad was always there for the important things in my life. This is one of the big ones. Thank you for always being by my side. I love you Dad.

David Anderson

November 13, 2020

David Anderson

November 13, 2020

When I was a teenager our house had a pool table and a trampoline so my friends hung out there a bunch. Dad really liked to come downstairs while we were playing pool and to get in a game or two against my friends. We played many, many a game of pool from 1976-1982. Thank you dad, love you.
David

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