Doran Ivan Kennedy, 94, of Keyport, WA passed away on May 18, 2013. Doran was born on January 15, 1919 in Lewiston, Idaho to Edna and Ralph Kennedy.
He has two daughters, Denise Kennedy-Bevis (Tom) ; Lindy (Kennedy) Graham (Richard); and a son "Gary Doran" who preceded him in death at age 15 from leukemia; and a step-daughter Taunya (Olson) Welch (Kevin). Doran has grandchildren, great-grandchildren and step grandchildren who loved him very much.
Doran graduated from high school May, 1937. He attended the University of Idaho 1937-1939 with Electrical Engineering as his elective. He served an apprenticeship in sheet metal and furnace work in Moscow, Idaho. In 1941, he came to work at the Naval Torpedo Station as an Ordance Torpedoman attaining the rate of "Instructor" during the war years. In 1951, he was employed as an Ammunition Inspector Supervisor at Umatilla Ord. Depot and then in 1952, transferred to the Naval Torpedo Station as a Machine parts Inspector until 1967, when he was transferred to the Research & Engineering Dept. for Engineering Tech Mechanical Design. He retired June 29, 1973 with a GS-10 (Step 6) rate.
Member of the Warren G. Harding #260 Lodge, joined Scottish Rite, Bremerton in the Valley of Bremerton, and attained the Master of the Royal Secret of the 32 degree on November 28, 1979.
Doran married Marlene (Rowley) March 17, 2004. She has a daughter, Taunya Welch (Kevin) with two children, Winnie Welch and Brodhi Welch.
Doran enjoyed collecting rocks at various places and had a rock polishing machine to make some of them into butterflies, jewelry, etc. Being an avid rock collector, it is ironic that Doran should pass away on the same day, that 33 years Mount St. Helen's erupted.
He and his wife Marlene loved to go dancing at the Eagles and Elk clubs.
He met Marlene from playing "Post Office"---the postmaster at the Keyport Post Office set them up--they dated for quite awhile, fell in love, and married on March 17, 2004--happily married for 9 yrs. They were know as the 'HAPPY NEWLY WEDS" and even have personalized license frames on their cars that say HAPPY NEWLY WEDS--Doran and Marlene.
A memorial service will be held at Olympic Evangelical Free Church located at: 14861 Silverdale Way on Saturday, June 8th, at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Doran Kennedy Memorial Fun at any Wells Fargo Bank.