March 14, 1922 - March 8, 2010
Kenneth B. Ludlow passed peacefully at home March 8th, 2010, a few days shy of his 88th Birthday. His family was with him.
Ken led by example and was an adored partner, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.
Ken was married to Lois Ludlow for 47 years, and after her death shared his life with his partner Ellie Nelson. They had 16 rich years filled with travel and friends.
Family was paramount and he was a consistent, loving and stable support.
Ken served in the US Navy on the USS McCook and participated in D-Day at Normandy.
Ken excelled professionally and spent his career with Champion International Paper. With his work, Ken and his family lived in many lovely places throughout the US, and then retired to Sunriver, Oregon.
Ken was a life-long golfer and enjoyed playing many world-class golf courses. On his 80th Birthday he played Bandon Dunes with family, and shot an 81.
At the moment of his passing a flock of geese flew overhead and their identifiable calls could be heard-bringing poignancy-as Ken loved duck hunting, fly fishing and training his many black Labradors.
He is a cherished and deeply loved man.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Bend Country Club on Sunday, March 21st, 2010, at 2 p.m. Friends Welcome.
Donations in memory of Ken Ludlow to: Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.