“Most obituaries begin with a recitation of the decedent’s donations to the community. This will begin with the community’s donations to the decedent.
“This life has given me more than I ever deserved.
“This constitutes a list of some of what I have accumulated over seven decades: a near perfect wife, four fantastic and successful children, and an exciting career that was challenging and interesting at every turn.
“Media and politics were made all the more enjoyable by the people it has been my good fortune to meet, to enjoy, and to appreciate.
“My one complaint would be that life has not gone long enough, but my wife and children have taken care of that eventuality by providing me with a raft of grandchildren who will carry on into future generations. I love them all very much.
“I am grateful for my warm and loving family, who provided a strong push in the right direction and consistently firm guidance whenever needed. God bless them and carry them forward into the future.
Kevin (Ken) Connaughton passed away in his home on April 18, 2012 after a battle with cancer. He was born on November 22, 1941 to Corinne and Francis J. Connaughton. He is preceded in death by his father, and by his daughter, Andrea.
Ken is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Deaun Christensen Connaughton; his four children, Michele Coffey, Owen (Stacey), Michael, and Duston Connaughton; grandchildren Christina (Michael) Eckstein, Nick, Lauren, Daniel, Madeline, Sophia, and Grace Connaughton; and great granddaughter Averie.
He is also survived by his mother and siblings Susan (Bill) Kelly, Blaine (Kelly), Brian (Angeles), Gary (Carol), and Michael (Kevie) Connaughton.
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We would like to thank the staff of Curo Hospice Services for their patient and loving care. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Ken’s name to Curo Home Health and Hospice Services. Online condolences: www.jenkins-soffe.com