Ken L. Westman


August 23, 1935 - July 26, 2019

Ken was born in Bellingham, WA to Hannes and Lenore Westman (parents graduates of Blaine High School and longtime residents of Blaine). Ken was raised in Seattle and following high school, he worked at Boeing then served in the U.S. Army. Ken decided to fish with his dad and both fished the Alaska waters for many years onboard the “Tula” and later the “Miss Leona.” Ken and his wife, Elaine maintained a home in Blaine for spending his time ashore.

Ken and Elaine established their home and community in the Methow Valley in the early 1970s. When he retired in 1990, Ken became active in the valley – volunteering with social service agencies and supporting the arts and cultural organizations.

He served on the board of the Electric Coop for 17 years. His special interests were early childhood education programs and supportive family services. Elaine preceded him in death.

Ken’s family and friends have planned a celebration of life to honor him on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Winthrop Barn (51 N HWY 20, Winthrop WA 98862). All are invited.    

In keeping with Ken’s community spirit and wishes for a new community library, contributions can be sent in his name to Ken Westman Memorial Fund C/O Friends of Winthrop Library, P.O. Box 592, Winthrop, WA 98862.


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