Kenneth A. Kilborn, 80

Kenneth Kilborn

Kenneth Kilborn

MARYSVILLE, WASH. — Kenneth “Ken” Albert Kilborn, 80, of Marysville, Washington, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Feb. 9, 2015, after a long illness.

Ken, as he was called by family and friends, was born in Naples, on May 14, 1934, the son of Erald J. Kilborn and Anna Chaplin Kilborn. Ken graduated from Bridgton High School, Class of 1952. He was active in sports and learned to be an excellent skier at Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton. It was his favorite sport and, whenever possible, he was frequently able to ski in the Western states.

Ken enlisted in the U.S. Navy after graduation and served four years. He headed west to attend Colorado State University, where he majored in Forestry. After receiving his degree, he worked for the Colorado State Forest Service for a few years, and then he moved up to the U.S. Forest Service. Ken loved his work and was able to go up in the ranks. After serving four years in each assignment, he was promoted to various new states, one of which was New Hampshire, where he and his family were near enough for the family to visit more often. He was able to travel a lot when he was sent to teach new methods and techniques in the forest industry. He even was sent to Russia and Mexico to help those countries.

Ken was predeceased by his wife Lynda, and their son Paul.

He is survived by his sons, Karl Kilborn of Venice, Calif. and Adam Kilborn of Edmunds, Wash. He is also survived by his sister Fay Moynihan of Bridgton, two nephews, one niece and many cousins.

At his request, Ken was cremated with a private service. His ashes will be spread out to sea off the west coast of Washington State, sometime in the spring.

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