Kenneth A. Mefford

Kenneth A. Mefford, 81, passed away February 25, 2020.

Service Information: Cremation services were provided by Lake Shore Funeral Home and Crematory.

Kenneth was born July 19, 1938 in Wood River, Nebraska to Carl and Ethel Mefford.

Ken spent 20 years in the Navy, spending most of it on four  different aircraft carriers, retiring off the Iwa Jima in 1975.

He then went on to the University of W. Florida and  received a teaching degree in Industrial Arts, teaching for 12 years in Blue Hill, Nebraska.

After retiring from teaching he enjoyed working at a Best Western tourist attraction near Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.  He worked there for 18 summers, 8 years in the gift shop and 10 years managing the  rock shop.

Ken enjoyed traveling in his travel trailer and rock hunting wherever he stayed.

He moved to Waco in 1990 near a small lake and loved fishing and working outside.

Kenneth is survived by his wife of 60 years, Judith Marshall Mefford; sons, Gary Mefford and wife, Joyce, of Buckeye, AZ, Phillip Mefford of China Springs, TX ; daughter, Joanne D. Durrett of Waco; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.



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  1. He was a good and talented man. I’m sorry I didn’t get to tell him goodbye. His talents are needed elsewhere now. My condolences to the family.

  2. Jackie Dodson

    Sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. He was a wonderful friend. I know he is in a better place.

  3. Gene and Jim Henry

    Spring of 2004, Ken saw our names on the new membership list of the Waco Pond Society. He noticed our address was not far from him and gave us a call. We discovered he and Jim were both Navy retirees and Judy and I were both quilters. An instant bond and friendship developed and continues today. He also introduced us to the Gem & Mineral club, meeting many new friends. We are so sorry for his struggles these last couple of years and will truly miss our good friend.

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