Kenneth Hugh Burgess of Oakdale passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the age of 59. He was born February 6, 1958, in Petaluma, California. Ken grew up in San Diego and Montana and graduated from Joliet High School in Joliet, Montana in 1976. After graduation, Ken moved to Modesto where he started his career in the title business. Soon after, he met Paula Shore Burgess and they were married on January 20, 1979 in Oakdale, California. Ken worked in the title insurance business for 40 years.
He leaves behind his wife Paula Burgess of Oakdale; children, Vicki (Dusty) Feeney of Ripon and Kenny (Raevin) Burgess of Oakdale; four grandchildren, Reese Feeney, Chase Feeney, Kenneth Burgess and Adalyn Burgess; his father Kenneth (Terry) Burgess, Sr. of Phoenix, Oregon; his mother Beverly Sperry of El Cajon, California; brothers, Ron (Lois) Burgess and Gary Burgess of Oregon.
Ken was full of life. He will always be remembered for his infectious smile and unforgettable laugh. He loved spending time with his wife and children and especially adored his grandchildren. Ken also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends whether it was a family get together or in Tahoe, Las Vegas, or various locations along the coast. Ken loved music and going to concerts. He always had to have the most up to date gadgets in electronics. He also enjoyed golfing and watching sports. When his favorite teams, the San Diego Chargers and Padres were playing, you better believe Ken was dressed in his fan attire and was ready to watch.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Oak and Olive streets in Oakdale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Reception immediately following at the St. Mary’s Parish Hall.
The family wishes to thank Ken’s many doctors, nurses, and caregivers for the loving care they gave to Ken. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that those wishing to honor Ken send donations in his memory to Y.L.I. Helping Hands, P. O. Box 970, Oakdale, CA 95361 or the American Heart Association.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
Aug. 2, 2017