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Kenneth Frank Finley

September 30, 1930 — March 4, 2016

Kenneth Frank Finley

Kenneth Finley born September 30, 1930 in Amarillo, Texas, returned to the arms of his Lord and Savior March 4, 2016. After graduating from high school, Ken joined the United States Navy serving during the Korean War from 1951 to 1954. Ken met his first wife, Pacita, while stationed in the Phillippines. Following his discharge in 1955, Ken began working for Coca Cola in Amarillo, Texas. He moved to Glenwood Springs, Colorado in 1967 still working for Coca Cola. Soon after he joined Mid-Continent Resources in Redstone, Colorado where he worked in the wash plant. Later he worked for Western Fuels in Rangely, Colorado and retired in 1991 due to an injury on the job. He moved to Vernal, Utah in 1995. Kenneth was blessed with four sons, Ken Jr., Randy, Phillip, and Steven, and three daughters, Patricia, Nancy and Doris, from his marriage to Pacita. Kenneth met and married Joyce in 1965 increasing their family with Joyce's three children, Jackie, Ricky, and baby boy (deceased). Ken and Joyce shared 50 plus wonderful years together enjoying life, their pets, 17 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. They loved the annual family reunion get-togethers in Texas and in recent years joining immediate family visiting tourist spots in Colorado, Washington, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Utah. Ken's motto regarding family reunions would be something like this: Having somewhere to go is Home, having someone to love is Family, having both is a Blessing. Ken loved to fish and hunt which he passed on to some of his children. He also had the gift of gab. He would strike up a conversation with anyone, young, old, or in between. He could talk your ear off if you'd let him. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints living in the Glines 1st and 7th Wards in Vernal. Ken's love, laughter, friendship, and kindness will be deeply missed. Funeral services for Kenneth Frank Finley, age 85, husband of Joyce Finley will be conducted on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at the Glines 7th LDS Ward Chapel (1270 West 1500 South). A viewing for family and friends may call at the Blackburn Vernal Mortuary Sunday from 6-8 PM and at the Church from 11:45-12:45 prior to the services. Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park with Military Honors provided by American Legion and Utah National Guard, services are under the direction of Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.
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