Kenneth Ray "Ken" Lecount

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  • "Mrs LeCount and kids, I so admired your husband and dad. ..."
    - Loris LeJoie Ray
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    - Donna Cross
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    - Colleen O'Neal
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Obituary

KENNETH RAY LECOUNT
May 31, 1950 ~ April 7, 2011

Kenneth Ray LeCount, 60, of Vancouver, WA, passed away Thurs., April 7 at his home. Ken was born May 31, 1950 in Lewistown, MT, to Ray and Luella LeCount. He moved with his family to Seattle, WA in 1966 and later graduated from Central Washington University with a BA in Math Education.
On August 5, 1972 Ken married Doris Forsgren and together they raised two children, Amy and Tim.
He enjoyed gardening, was an avid runner, bicycler and backpacker.
Ken taught grade 5 in the Battle Ground School District until his retirement. In retirement Ken worked as a member of Laborers for Christ and helped rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and helped with construction of churches in Laramie, WY and East Wenatchee, WA.
Ken and Doris were members of St. John Lutheran Church where Ken played an active role as a teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, and choir member. He consistently lived his passion of engaging others in the study of God's Word.
The final 19 months of Ken's life were particularly precious. Despite difficult treatments following his cancer diagnosis, Ken and Doris enjoyed their young granddaughters, assisted with construction of son Tim's home, spent time with friends, and even enjoyed a backpacking trip.
Ken is survived by his wife of 38 years, Doris (Forsgren) LeCount; daughter, Amy Kostal and husband, Nate; son, Tim LeCount and wife, Jamie; three granddaughters; and his sister, Alice Belmont and husband, Claton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Luella LeCount.
A celebration of Ken's life will be held Sat., April 16 at St. John Lutheran Church in Vancouver at 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church or an outdoor charity of your choice, such as Rails to Trails.
Please sign Ken's guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.

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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 12, 2011
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