In Memory

Kenneth Murray

Kenneth Murray



 
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04/20/09 03:07 PM #1    

Kris Kerns (Wiley)

I received the following e-mail from Meigs Meyer over the weekend:

Ken Murray was killed in a private airplane crash in Utah in the late 70's
(1978?). He was returning from a trip to Las Vegas when the plane he was a passenger on nosed into the ground. I received a letter from his sister Colleen along with a newspaper clipping and an obit. Just thought I should pass this on since I heard a lot of Ken's classmates were asking about him at the last reunion.
Meigs

04/22/09 10:37 AM #2    

Diane Deen (Toci)

I am so sad to hear about Kenny. He was the guy I have always looked for at the reunions because he had such a goodness about him. I remember seeing him down at UCSB and sometimes visiting at the College of Marin, and wondered why everyone had lost touch with him. I would sure like to send his sister my condolences if Meig sees this message. Kenny was such a kind person, I assumed he had become a Pediatrician or some noble poet laureate and this many years later it hurts to think the world lost such a fine human being.


04/22/09 11:55 PM #3    

Peter Mills

I too, while we have our old and dear friends in our thoughts and in our hearts because of this reunion, want to pay tribute to Ken. I consider him at the top of my best friends list from high school. There was the troika of Ken, Meigs Meier, and myself. Not sure what the bond was, but I enjoyed the hanging out that we did. I think we were lined up alphabetically in sophmore PE, and somehow stayed connected after that. Ken's dad drove the two of us down to UCSB for a look around before we both committed to enroll there. I didn't see a whole lot of Ken during our years there but I saw him enough to continue to feel connected as we transitioned our way into maturity through those crazy 60's and 70's. Ken was a good man and a good friend. I feel fortunate that he was part of my life.

Peace- Peter Mills

05/02/09 06:00 PM #4    

Tony Dahl

I was very sorry to see this news about Ken's passing in a plane crash so long ago. We hardly knew each other in high school but we shared an apartment our sophomore year at UCSB and became good friends and had a lot of laughs together. He left to go to Utah after that year and we exchanged a couple of letters the next year or so, but I think the last time I saw him was about 1974 or 75 when I lived in Sausalito. Several people asked me about him at the 10 year reunion but I hadn't heard anything from him for some time even then. I've always missed the silliness we shared. He was a good, genuine guy.

03/25/10 08:45 PM #5    

Phillip Dwight

I HAVE NOT BEEN ON THE SITE FOR A WHILE AND JUST READ THE NEWS ABOUT KEN MURRAY. KEN WAS A REALLY GREAT FRIEND FROM VALLECITO THROUGH TLHS. WE SHARED HAY FEAVER TOGETHER IN 7TH AND 8TH GRADE. IF IT WAS NOT FOR KEN, I WOULD NEVER HAVE PASSED MATH. I RAN INTO KEN WHEN I WAS DOWN IN UCSB PLAYING A GIG ON DEL PLAYA FOR A HUGE HOUSE ON THE CLIFFS. I TOLD KEN THAT I WAS SORRY IF I SOUNDED FUNNY BECAUSE I HAD JUST DROPPED CLEAR LIGHT. HE SAID HE ALSO WAS IN THE ZONE TOO. THAT WAS THE LAST TIME I SAW HIM ON THE PLANET. I WILL MISS HIM ALWAYS. OH YES, WE WERE GOING TO EGG WALLY REIDS HOUSE BUT NEVER GOT UP THE NERVE.

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