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Edward L Kenworthy
May 24, 2023
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Edward L. Kenworthy was born the baby boy to John Joseph and Peggy Kenworthy in Portland, Oregon and gained his eternal rest on May 24, 2023, after 80 years of life.
Ed was known as a giving family man. Thoughtful and generous with strong-spirited qualities gained while serving in the United States Marine Corps. He passed away with daughter at his side.
Growing up in the Melrose, Roseburg and Sutherlin areas, he attended Roseburg and Eagle Point High School and left early to enlist in the Marines. After bootcamp, Ed met his wonderful wife, Mary Catherine Mcnalley, in Barstow, Ca. and had two beautiful daughters.
Spending two tours in Vietnam and 20 years of faithful service in the Marine Corps, Ed retired a MSgt at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Barstow, Ca.
After the Marines, he spent 27 years working Civil Service for the DOD as a sandblaster. Eight years ago, Ed and Mary left California and moved to Sutherlin, Oregon where they began the next chapter of their lives. Spending six years of their retired lives together, Ed’s beautiful wife went to be with the Lord. After which he spent the rest of his life with his daughter Lisa, son-in-law Cisco and other family members watching the Dodger games, playing Farkle and card games until the time of his passing. Even up to his final hours, Ed faithfully watched the Dodgers play wearing his favorite blue Dodger hat.
Ed loved his grandchildren and could always be found in the stands, watching them play baseball and football, as their #1 fan. He was an avid Oregon Ducks fan and enjoyed watching them play from the stands or the comfort of his own home.
Ed was recognized as the favorite uncle and patriarch of the family, organizing yearly family vacations where camping, fishing, food and games were always expected.
He is survived by his sisters, Joanne (Don) and Sharon, daughter, Lisa (Cisco), nine grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Also surviving are nieces, Kay (Glen), Kim (Maurice), Cheri, Donetta, Kinette (Tom) and Tina. As well as nephews, Kelly (Susan), Rick (Kelley), Shannon(Karen) and Keith (Vickee).
Ed’s family will miss him dearly, but a part of him will live on forever as he gave the gift of sight through Lions Vision Gift. He will be laid to rest with his beloved wife on Wednesday June 7, 2023 at Roseburg National Cemetery with full Marine Honors. Arrangements in the care of Umpqua Valley Funeral Directors 541-537-9300