Kenneth Hehr

Obituary of Kenneth Hehr

On March 23, 2018, Kenneth Lee Hehr went through the gates of heaven at his home in Blaine, Washington.  He is survived by his beloved wife Judy Hehr, daughter Lori Waters, step-daughter Jennie Olson Six, step-son Jeff Olson, son-in-law Caleb Waters, granddaughters Rhiannon and Cassandra Waters, sister Brenda Carpenter, niece Debbie Harris, and nephews Kurt and Kevin Imes.  He is predeceased by his first wife of 42 years, Janice Hehr, father Kenneth Hehr, mother Thelma Lee Hehr and sister Donna Jean Imes.

After serving in the US Navy as a machinist, Kenneth went on to own and manage Walton Tool Manufacturing in Ferndale, Washington. Kenneth was an inventor who held many patents but was best known for his design of the collapsable basketball hoop.

Kenneth was a kind-hearted man who never turned away a person in need.  He will be deeply missed. Services were held Saturday, March 31st at Cornerstone Community Church, 5732 Olson Road, Ferndale, WA 98248. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made in Kenneth’s name to the Lighthouse Mission, P.O. Box 548, Bellingham, WA. 98227.