Kenneth H. Eggleston
Kenneth H. Eggleston, 81, passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday, March 5, 2008. Ken is survived by his loving wife of 61 years,
Linda de Curtis Eggleston; their dog Pebbles; their sons, Curtis and his wife Lori Eggleston of Martinez, Calif., and Gene and his wife Mindy Eggleston of Delta Junction, Alaska; grandson, Jake, his wife Alli, granddaughter, Andrea Eggleston, also residing in Alaska; sister, Thelma Clifford of Red Bluff, Calif.; brother, Harold and wife Sue Eggleston of Bakersfield, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Born in South Dakota Aug. 12, 1926, and raised in Red Bluff, Calif., Ken was an active youth as a great boxer, baseball player and exhibition diver just to name a few of his activities. In 1944 he joined the Army Air Corp. While stationed in Naples, Italy, he fell in love and married the beautiful artist Linda de Curtis. Ken and Linda created a strong life together in Lake Tahoe, Nev., where they have resided for the past 51 years.
He was a member of the 20/30 Club, Optimist, The American Legion and the Rotary where he served as lieutenant governor. Ken had several businesses in Lake Tahoe from a chain saw shop in Tahoe Valley to his own propane company, M&E Gas.
He also worked for ParGas, Lake Village, the Tahoe Douglas Chamber of Commerce and The Ridge Tahoe as concierge, the job he loved the most. If you had the pleasure of knowing Ken or even just an encounter with him you can’t forget the stories or jokes he loved to tell. He often said “I’ve only said ‘no’ once in my life ” that’s when they asked if I’ve had enough!” Ken never could get enough of loving, laughing, family, fun and food!
Services are currently pending. In the spirit in which he lived, we will be celebrating his life with family and friends this summer with a day at the park to play baseball, enjoy a barbecue picnic and share stories. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Lake Tahoe Humane Society P.O. Box P.E.T South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158.