Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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K.C. Conner

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Died: 1/13/2004

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Kermit Curtis K.C. Conner, 77, passed away quietly at home surrounded by family and friends on January 13, 2004, in Walnut Creek, California. Mr. Conner loved Walnut Creek (except for the downtown traffic) where he moved in 1982 to be near his beloved grand twins, Marika and Robin. He was born and raised in central Oklahoma and was very proud of his Okie roots, both white and American Indian.

He spent most of his life in California and Arizona, enjoying the opportunities for growth these expanding areas provided. Because of his quick wit, sparkling intelligence, unparalleled charm, movie-star looks and strong will, he took that poor little Okie boy with a tenth grade education and turned him into a successful businessman. Along the way, he used his natural generosity to enrich the lives of those he was close to. He served this country in World War II as a seaman in the Navy. His favorite pastimes were horseback riding, cowboy movies and dealing in used cars.

Mr. Conner was retired from International Hair and Scalp Specialists Inc., the company he founded in Phoenix, Arizona, about 40 years ago. He was the respected elder of his family and a leader among his friends. We will miss his wonderful energy and easy smile.

Survivors include his wife, Marsha; sons, Gary and Tim; sister, Deana; brothers, Bill and David; his loving grandchildren, nephews and nieces, as well as many friends who shared life with him.