In Memory

Ken Hagood

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06/02/11 11:43 PM #1    

Robert Bushman

I remember Ken as a very earnest and decent young man, who had his sights set on becoming a doctor.  I followed him as a clerk in a pet store on Central near Highland, and the store owners always raved about him. 

Sometime along the way, he got the chance to live in Switzerland (for a summer, I think, before our senior year), which he loved.  Fell in love with the chocolate there, too.

I heard that he took his own life early on, which if true, totally confounds me.  It seems so contrary to his up-beat nature.


07/01/11 05:32 PM #2    

Bob Epstein


Janeane Christy


I am a former teacher and have retired and ready to go to 50th reunion this Sept. I thought of Ken as we were friends on the 10 day crossing of the Atlantic on our way to Norway as foreign exchange students in 1961. Would you be willing to tell me what happened to Ken? Thanks so much. Janeane

08/27/20 02:43 PM #3    

Terry Olson

Ken visited me in Scotland sometime in 1963. We had a discussion about what is meaningful about life and what the future held for both of us. I was startled to discoverehis passing quite a few years after the event. Could not find an obituary for any details. A kind, gentle and intelligent man. 

08/28/20 02:03 PM #4    

Mary Jane (Bowen) Freelove

Ken's parents and my parents were very good friends.  Ken and I attended First Presbyterian Church and from Pre-Kindergarten age on up through High School.  I remember how devestating it was for his parents and mine and me when he committed suicide.  It was so unexpected and so unbelievable.  I do not remember why he might have done this sad act.  He was always a dear friend and am so sad that he had such a short life.

08/30/20 01:13 PM #5    

Marilyn Moya (Murchison)

Does anyone know where Ken went to medical school? I think had started his internship at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque.  He was always such a pleasant young man and highly intelligent. I didn't realize he was an artist, too.  Such a tragic loss.



09/02/20 10:41 AM #6    

Carol Wines (Moritz)

Ken was a neighbor and friend.  I have a painting of his by my front door.  Our families were close, and I have pictures of us dressed up for my birthday party in our backyard about 6th grade.  When my first husband was going through fighter pilot training in 1966 in Enid, Oklahoma, Ken was attending medical school at the University in Oklahoma City.  I drove down and met him for dinner (my introduction to Coquilles St. Jacques) and a visit to see cadavers.   I was completely shocked to hear of his death.  He had told me he hoped to go into psychiatry, but I saw no signs that he was particularly upset by anything.  He was an amazing guy to be around- so bright and kind.  I'm glad I have the painting as a daily reminder of what a generous soul he was.  I miss him every day.

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