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In Memory

Ken McGuire (McGuire) - Class Of 1954

Lowell "KEN" Kenneth McGuire
(February 19, 1936 - June 24, 2012)



Lowell Kenneth (Ken) McGuire passed away June 24th. He was born in Nebraska on February 19, 1936 to Kenneth and Doris McGuire. He went to school in McCook Nebraska and then married Fern E. Nelson. They spent the next 2 years in the Marine Corps. He was the father to three fine Boys. Ken was a career aerospace engineer working on Mercury, Apollo, shuttle and the B1 bomber in California and New Mexico. Throughout his aerospace career, he actively studied the ways of Zen and became an ordained Buddhist priest and spent the next 30 years in the service of all sentient being. During his clerical career, he was transmitted to the rank of Roshi (Zen Master) in the Soto Zen lineage of Rev. Dr. Soyu Matsuoka-roshi (Japanese) and Grand Master in Vietnamese Zen.