Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Kenneth Wynn

Born: 5/10/1933

Died: 2/12/1996

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Kenneth B. Buck Wynn, a longtime Grays Harbor resident passed away on February 12, 1996 after an extended illness.

He was born May 10, 1933 at the family home at Copal’s Crossing to Thomas Jefferson and Cadrom O. (James) Wynn. His grandfather was Judge Silas James, who is listed in the book Leaders and Leading Men of the Indian Territory.

His family lived in Oklahoma for a year when he was a baby and then moved to Doty, Washington where he was raised. He moved to Aberdeen when he was 16 and worked at the Hoquiam Chair Factory and Grays Harbor Veneer.

He married Donna Mae Moffitt in 1951 in Doty. They lived in Aberdeen until moving to Hoquiam in 1966. She survives at the family home in Hoquiam.

He worked for Posey Manufacturing and then for the State Department of Transportation. He worked in road maintenance and became a foreman and lead technician before retiring in 1991.

He and his wife enjoyed taking trips in the travel trailer. They often went to Yakima to pick fruit and vegetables for canning. They enjoyed square dancing and were members of the Harbor Haylofters.

He removed their home and enjoyed working in his garden, fishing and hunting. He belonged to the Hoquiam Eagles for more than 25 years and attended Immanuel Baptist Church of Hoquiam.

Survivors include his wife, Donna, of the home; one son, Daniel of Oxford, Prairie; two daughters, Kay Niemi of Hoquiam and Karla Beckett of Winters, California, three sisters, Winifred Stone of Hoquiam, Inez Drevnick of Peell and Virginia Jones formerly of Aberdeen and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Forman, Coleman, and Thomas and two sisters, Bessie and June.