E. Leroy Kenner
By Press Release
Published Thursday, June 22, 2017 8:38 am
Cedaredge resident E. Leroy Kenner died June 16, 2017, at his home. He was 84.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 24, at 1 p.m. at the Cedaredge Assembly of God with Pastor Bob Hillyer officiating. Inurnment will be Monday, June 26, at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado in Grand Junction.
Mr. Kenner was born on Oct. 3, 1932, in Denver to Ira and Gladys (Bashor) Kenner. He attended school in Denver and graduated from North High School in 1950. He earned an associate of science degree from L.A. Trade Tech.
On Nov. 15, 1953, he married Alice Ann Doughman in Denver. They moved to Cedaredge from Long Beach, Calif., in May 1990.
Mr. Kenner was a quartermaster chief in the U.S. Navy. He served in the Korean War and in Vietnam, with the distinction of serving on the most mine sweepers. He was a member of the Navy Fleet Reserve.
He was a lifetime member and quartermaster of the Grand Mesa VFW Post #9221 in Cedaredge. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling. He was also an avid sports fan supporting the L.A. Dodgers, Lakers and Rams, and when his teams weren't playing, he rooted for the Denver Broncos.
Mr. Kenner is survived by two sons, Ira (Carleila) Kenner of Las Vegas, Nev., and Keith (Kimberly) Kenner of Seal Beach, Calif.; one brother, Marvin (Claudia) Kenner of Surprise, Ariz.; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Alice; two brothers, Jerry and Richard; and one sister, Margaret Kenner.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Grand Mesa VFW Post #9221, PO Box 302, Cedaredge, CO 81413.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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