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John Kenneth (Kenny) Friend

August 16, 1946 ~ August 3, 2020

John Kenneth (Kenny) Friend passed away on August 3, 2020, at his home with his two loving children Rob and Kendra by his side. Kenny was born August 16, 1946, at Brittingham’s in Ontario, Oregon to Warren and Anna Friend. He attended school in Willowcreek, Vale, Hope and graduated from Harper in 1964. 

Kenny joined the U.S. Army in 1965 and was sent to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri for basic training. He was then stationed in Germany until 1968. Dad made many friends within the Army but no one like Ed VanKleek – They had many adventures together and stayed lifelong friends. Upon leaving the Army, he moved to Unity, Oregon, to work on the Family Ranch where he met the love of . . .