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March 1, 1928
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Kenneth Wayne Loftin Jr.

March 1, 1928 ~ October 11, 2010

Astoria, Oregon

Age:  82

Kenneth was born March 1, 1928 in Bandon, Oregon to Kenneth W. Loftin Sr. and Florence G. Coats. He went to school in Coos Bay, Oregon.  In 1949 he enlisted in the Air Force.  He married Elaine Therien and moved to Junction City, Oregon where they had four children.  They later divorced.  Kenneth married Nancy E. Stimson Kankkonen on August 16, 1968 in Warrenton.  Nancy preceded him in death, September 2, 2010.  He was a drafting instructor in the 1960’s and 70’s at Tongue Point Job Corps Center in Astoria.  The couple moved to Stayton, Oregon in 1976 and lived there for 32 years.  In 1977, Kenneth went back to school to earn his Master’s Degree in Education.  He taught in both the Salem school district as well as the Eugene school district.  He then was a Vocational Counselor for the State of Oregon Correctional Institution until his retirement in 1989.

His hobbies included golf, woodworking, gardening, and traveling the 89’ers Good Sam Club in their motor home.  He also loved to spend time with his grandchildren.  Kenneth’s family will always remember him as someone who was there to lend a helping hand or a listening ear.


Daughter and son-in-law Paula Loftin and Dave Imus Eugene, OR

Son and daughter-in-law Ken and Mary Loftin Eugene, OR

Son and daughter-in-law Charles and Picky Loftin Eugene, OR

Son and daughter-in-law Richard and Clare Loftin Yachats, OR

Step-daughter and son-in-law   Lori and Tim Dowell Warrenton, OR

Step-daughter and son-in-law Carol and Jerry Dudash Aumsville, OR

Brother-in-law and sister-in-law Charles and Alice Stimson Auburn, WA

Granddaughter and husband Katrina and Michael Smith Astoria, OR

Grandson and wife Timothy and Sherry Dowell Warrenton, OR

Grandson Jason Dudash Aumsville, OR

Granddaughter Lily Loftin Eugene, OR

Grandson   Wayne Loftin Eugene, OR

Granddaughter   Maria Loftin Eugene, OR

Granddaughter   Reann Loftin Eugene, OR

Great-granddaughter Natasha Dowell Warrenton, OR

Great-granddaughter Angeline Dowell   Warrenton, OR

Great-granddaughter Taylor Smith Astoria, OR

Great-granddaughter Aven Bruce Eugene, OR

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at Weddle Funeral Services, 1777 N. 3rd Ave., Stayton, Oregon

A reception will follow at Weddle Funeral Services.

Memorial Contributions may be given to Alzheimer’s Association, 1650 N.W. Naito Parkway, Suite 190, Portland, Oregon  97209

Arrangements are in care of Caldwell’s Luce-Layton Mortuary, Astoria, Oregon


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