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Kenneth (Kenny) Skelton
01/30/1966 — 03/13/2023
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Kenneth (Kenny) Skelton
Kenneth (Kenny) Skelton succumbed to an unexpected illness and
passed away suddenly on March 13, 2023 in Kennewick WA.
Kenny was born on January 30, 1966. His adopted parents Howard
Donovan (Don) Skelton and Mary Jane Skelton welcomed him into their
family on the 11th of August 1966, a day that the family annually marked
and proudly celebrated as “Fetching Day”. Kenny was the youngest of
Don and Mary Jane’s five children.
In his youth Kenny spent many years on the family farm where he
excelled at tending to farm animals along with managing crops in the
orchards. He graduated Class of 1984 from Pasco High School and
attended WSU in Pullman where he was a member of the AGR fraternity.
Kenny enjoyed working in fine dining restaurants, making sure his
guests had memorable and enjoyable experiences under his care. He
eventually became an excellent cook eager to serve up awesome steak
and prime rib dinners. Always a tinkerer, his career path also led him to
maintenance and small engine repair.
Like the rest of his family, Kenny was an avid Seahawks and WSU
Cougar fan. He also loved NASCAR.
Family was everything to Kenny. He will be remembered for his kind and
helpful nature. Since his passing, many people close to him have
described him as a sweet man. He will be sorely missed.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Don and Mary Jane Skelton.
Kenny is survived by his siblings, Mary Watland, Ed Skelton, Patti
Skelton-McGougan and Susan Skelton. He also leaves behind his five
nieces and nephews, five great nieces, and many cousins.
Please join us for a Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2023 beginning at
12 noon at Sunset Gardens 915 Bypass Hwy. Richland, WA . For those
unable to attend the celebration will be livestreamed.
To Kenny’s Family,
Bill and I send our love and hugs as you honor Kenny’s memory today. Sorry we could not make it to the celebration of life but will definitely be thinking about you. Take care and much love.
Bill and Marianne
Dear Sue and Family
Gregor and I are holding all of you in our thoughts and prayers!it’s always so hard to lose a sibling.
Stay focused on all the great memories and keep Kenny’s spirit alive through telling those wonderful stories.
God Bless you All.
Love, Gregor and Denise
I didn’t know him well and it’s been a number of years since I’ve seen him – but I’m honored to have met him. What I do remember clearly: his bright smile and sense of humor, his humility and honesty about his journey, his kind disposition and positive outlook – and his deep love of family.
I’m so sorry to hear of his passing and my deepest condolences to the entire Skelton family.
I only met Kenny a couple times, when he was very young. My memories are of a happy, mischievous, handsome, and tender person.
He was fortunate to have a loving family. My condolences to Mary Edna, Ed, Patti and Sue on the loss of their brother.
I always thought of Kenny as my younger brother. He was definitely my first and best friend. I missed not seeing him as we grew up but did see him as we got older on a few occasions. I mentioned him at my Moms funeral and was surprised to find that he was there grieving with us. It meant a lot to me to know he came to say goodbye to her and to see how I was doing. I wish we would have stayed in better contact over the years. I will miss him but will continue to tell stories about him.