Kenyon “Ken and Bud” Earle Morehouse of Everett, WA, loving husband and father of four, peacefully passed away on December 12, 2023. Ken was 90 years and 8 months of age. Ken fought a battle with ALS for eleven long years. Despite spending many days in the hospital and going to doctor appointments, he never lost his sense of humor and love of family and life. He fully intended to live to be 120-years-old! As long as he had speech, he cracked jokes, made silly faces, had puns for everything and had a great ability to make others smile and laugh. His beautiful blue eyes, smile and sense of humor will be missed.
Ken was born to Kenyon Mansfield and Ruby Jewel Morehouse on April 13, 1933 in Seattle, Washington. When he was young, he lived on Beacon Hill in Seattle and had many stories about working as a paperboy, golf caddie, teaching golf and golfing at Jefferson Park Golf Course by the Seattle VA hospital. After 8th grade, he moved to Vashon Island where he met his high school sweetheart Patricia Ann Svane. After graduating from Vashon High School in 1952, Ken joined the United States Army-Artillery branch, February 1953. He worked to the status of Corporal. He was stationed in Germany for his first year and then went to Quartermaster School and became a Personnel Administrative Specialist. After this he transferred to the Army Reserve finishing 8 years of service March 8th, 1963. When he finished his active military service, February 16, 1955, he came home to once again date Patricia. Kenyon married Patricia A. Svane on November 11, 1955 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He shared a life and marriage with Patricia for 63 years! He was a baker for 44 and ½ years, including working with his wife in their “The Bread of Life Bakery”, starting in 1958 for several years. He raised four children in Lynnwood and Brier, Washington alongside his loved wife Patricia Ann. He was the #1 best Dad anyone could ask for. Ken thoroughly enjoyed repairing and refurbish many machines including lawnmowers which he resold. He also loved to refurbish bicycles, which he thrifted for and sold at annual yard sales. He had a beautiful garden which he rototilled, planted, watered and harvested with Patricia, so the family enjoyed organic healthy meals. Ken was known for living a Christian life and loving the Lord Jesus Christ, his sense of humor, quick wit, his loyalty, caring friendship, caring for all the widows Patricia and he knew, many years of service to his church and for his servant’s heart to help friends, relatives and his children whenever they had a need. He retired as a Bakery Manager for Safeway after many years of moving from bakery to bakery organizing, cleaning up and setting up many of the local Safeway bakery departments.
Kenyon is survived by his son Tony (Anthony) L. Morehouse and wife Linda of Waco, Texas, daughters Robin J. Waldron and husband Jerry of Oak Harbor, Washington, Tricia E. Ray and husband Loren of Queen Creek, Arizona and Amy R. Morehouse of Mossyrock, Washington; 11 grandchildren: Karlee Blake, Bryan Morehouse, Blake Morehouse, Clayton Morehouse, Jacob Morehouse, Emily Morehouse, Collin Thomas, Kate Morehouse, Tiffany Ray, Jason Ray and Andrea Geyer; 19 great-grandchildren: Jordyn, Zyan, Cruz, Rocky, Kaylee, Madison, Logan, Bentley, Van, Opal, Dorothy, Olive, Otto, Klara, Edward, Jimmy, Alfredo, Stevie and Jameson and great-great grandchild Ava. He is also survived by his sister Bonnie Jean Cannon of North Carolina and brother Michael K. Morehouse of Everett and 22 nieces and nephews. Kenyon was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Ann Morehouse in 2019, his father Kenyon Mansfield Morehouse, mother Ruby Jewel (Blakeman) Schoeppel, and brother Robert Samuel Morehouse.