Kenneth Guy Partridge, 82, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Ken was born Nov. 8, 1936, to Clarence and Velma Partridge in Okanogan, Wash. He attended Omak, Wash., schools and graduated in 1954. Shortly after his graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy. On one of his leaves, he met the love of his life, Doris Gephart, and the two were wed in 1956.
Upon his return from the Navy, Ken worked in the sawmills and farms in the Omak area. In 1965, Ken moved to Lewiston, where he was a service manager for International Harvester until their closure. Ken then worked for G & A Wheel and Frame until his retirement. Ken resided in Lewiston until 2012, when he and Doris moved to Kennewick. Ken and Doris were members of the Lewiston Chapter of the Cranker’s Club, The Eagles and The Moose. Ken was known for his attention to detail and his meticulous work on antique cars, including a four-door 1936 Chevrolet. Among his great accomplishments was the complete restoration of his 1951 Ford convertible for which he won several awards.
Ken is survived by his wife of 63 years, Doris, of Kennewick; daughter Pam Evans of Lewiston; daughter Patti Lee and son-in-law David Lee of Kennewick; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
At Ken’s request, there will be no memorial service.