Kenneth “Kenny” Ray Conklin, 63, left peacefully to be with his Lord on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Kenneth was born on Feb. 8, 1950, in Roswell, to Nettie Marie and Littleton Hobbs Conklin. He married his high school sweetheart Linda Gail Belyeu, the love of his life, on Aug. 21, 1970, in Dexter. The two of them owned AGA Low Vision, which provided magnification equipment for the visually impaired.
Kenneth was a godly Christian man who had a deep love for Christ. Throughout his life he served the church in various lay ministries. He enjoyed showing Christ’s love to others and aspired to be the best example of a husband, father, PaPa, and friend.
He took pleasure in the great outdoors and pursued golf, skiing, hiking and running. He was passionate about good Mexican food and particularly loved Hatch chile. Kenneth was also active with Joni and Friends, as well as many organizations for the visually impaired.
He is survived by his wife Linda Belyeu-Conklin; his son Brian and wife Shannon Conklin; and his daughter Erin and husband Wade Moter. He also has eight wonderful grandkids, Gabriel, Joshua, Isabella, Abygaile, Andrew, Ian, Quentin and Johanna, who he enjoyed and loved very much. His surviving siblings are Cecil Conklin, Geraldine Swarengin, Billie Grimm, Larry Conklin and Patricia Berry.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Margaret Vescovi.
A memorial service officiated by the Rev. Brent Williams was held March 1, 2013, at Woodmen Valley Chapel, 8292 Woodmen Valley View, Colorado Springs, CO 80908.
The family suggests those wishing to commemorate and honor the life of Kenneth Conklin make memorial donations to ALS/Rocky Mountain Chapter, 7403 Church Ranch Blvd., Suite 109, Westminster, CO 80021.
The family thanks you, and greatly appreciates your gifts.