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Kenneth Everett “Kenny” Kimble, retired from The Denver Post circulation department

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Kenneth Everett “Kenny” Kimble

Kenneth Everett “Kenny” Kimble, 89, of Lakewood, Colo., died Dec. 12, 2017. He retired from The Denver Post circulation department in 1991. He was born Sept. 21, 1928, to Audria G. Stonebreaker and Everett Condit in Severy, Kan. He was later adopted by James V. Kimble I.

Kimble grew up on a farm and moved to Wichita, Kan., as a teenager. After graduating from Wichita East High School in 1946, he moved to Denver. A few years later he met Dorothy Bradley, whom he married and began life with in southeast Denver prior to moving to Lakewood in 1969.

As a young man, he worked in his grandfather’s grocery store and at a packing plant in Wichita. In Colorado, Kimble worked at gas stations, changing oil until he got a job at the Tenneco Oil Refinery. In addition, in the 1960s he worked a number of side jobs, including repair work for Ironrite, cleaning his church, and ushering at the University of Denver Pioneer hockey games.

In 1970, he went to work at The Denver Post in circulation, “servicing businesses with several editions of the newspaper,” said his official obituary, until his retirement. A member of Phillips Methodist Church, he served there as an usher for several years and on the Building and Grounds Committee.

He was a member of the Albert Pike Masonic Lodge, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in Lakewood. In his teen years, he went through the ranks of the Boy Scouts, serving as a Junior Boy Scout Master, and when his own sons joined the Boy Scouts he served as Scout Master. For hobbies, Kimble enjoyed listening to music, ballroom and square dancing, bowling in numerous leagues, boating, fishing and camping, and taught many young people how to waterski.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Dottie, and his parents. He is survived by a daughter, Kim (Al) Martin; two sons, James Kimble and Brad (Jo) Kimble; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; in addition to cousins and in-laws. Funeral services took place Dec.21 at Phillips United Methodist Church, 1450 S. Pierce St., Lakewood, followed by interment at Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge.