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Kenneth Washburn

October 25, 1937 - April 23, 2017

Kenneth Lee Washburn, passed away on April 23rd, 2017 peacefully at VCU Medical Center at the age of 79, after a short illness with lung disease. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carol, his daughter Kara Webber, and her husband Matt, granddaughter Coraline Shaw, and his brother Thomas Washburn. Ken served in the US Army and thereafter built his career with United Airlines, starting with Capital Airlines in 1956 in Washington D.C. While working at United he met his wife, Carol, and worked up until his retirement in 1997. Ken was a sports enthusiast, and loved watching any game on TV- baseball, football, basketball, golf, and even NASCAR.  He had a love for music, big band especially, and could always find a beat to tap his foot too. Thanks to the Army and United Airlines, he was able to see the world.   But most of all, his granddaughter was the light of his life, and enjoyed watching her grow over these past couple of years. His family would like to say a special thank you to the Thomas Palliative Care Unit at VCU for the remarkable care and love he received in his final few days. The family will hold a private service and interment will take place at Arlington at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, you may give a memorial gift to Smith Memorial Baptist Church, Williamsburg, VA 23188, or the Thomas Palliative Care Unit, VCU Massey Cancer Center  P.O. Box 980214 Richmond, VA 23284, or on line

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