Obituary: John Ellsworth Kenfield | The Day by day Courier

John Ellsworth Kenfield of Prescott, Arizona, previously of Bemidji, Minnesota, handed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at age 83.

John was born in March 1939 in Bemidji, Minnesota, to Kenneth and Valerie (Doran) Kenfield. He spent his youth in Bemidji, earlier than attending faculty at UCLA and graduating from the College of Minnesota. John spent three years within the U.S. Military, stationed on the Presidio of San Francisco, studying pc programming. He labored for over 33 years in varied roles inside Manufacturing Data Programs for Varian Programs, Fairchild Semiconductor, and the Hewlett Packard Firm in Silicon Valley, Santa Rosa, California and Portland, Maine. John retired in 1998 and moved to Prescott, Arizona. He spent seven years there as a volunteer small enterprise counselor with SCORE. Throughout work and in retirement John vastly loved travels to Nice Britain, Scotland, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, France, Germany, Italy, South Korea and China. John’s pursuits included woodworking, images, gardening, looking, cooking, practice rides, and sports activities vehicles, particularly Ferraris. He’s survived by his daughters, Kirsten Kenfield of Prescott Valley, Arizona, and Nichole (Gordon) Horiye of Spring, Texas; an prolonged household of three step-children, Julie (Kurt) Karns, Greg Sandman, and Kristen Sandman; six step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. John was preceded in loss of life by his loving spouse Jan. The household has chosen to mourn privately at the moment. For individuals who want to provide condolences, in lieu of flowers the household would ask {that a} donation be made in his honor to the American Most cancers Society or the Shriners Hospitals for Kids. Preparations entrusted to Ruffner-Wakelin Funeral Houses and Crematory.

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