Kenith Homer was born in Denver, Colorado on November 22, 1938 and went to be with the Lord on July 2, 2014. Kenith’s parents were Bert and Edna Homer. He was welcomed into the family by loving brothers and sisters.
Kenith grew up in Washington and attended school in Moses Lake. With a desire to travel and see the world, Kenith joined the Air Force. While in the Air Force, Kenith changed his life with more than travel. It was while he was stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas that he met his best friend and the love of his life Karen Mikeska. They began their life’s journey together on August 1, 1959.
Air Force life was both a challenge and a joy for the young couple. Kenith studied and worked to get his education as an electrician while in the Air Force. Upon his separation from the military service, Kenith began a career as an electrician and electrical contractor. Soon the young couple was blessed with a son, Kurtis and soon after a daughter, Kara.
Through the years the family lived in Washington State and in Texas. While in Texas, Kenith and Karen owned and operated a cotton gin as well as their own farm and ranch. As the family moved Kenith worked to build new homes for them. He put his talents as an electrician and contractor into the building of each new family home.
As time went by Kurtis and Kara grew into adults. At that time, Kenith and Karen relocated back to Washington. Launching new adventures and careers they opened Karen’s Floral. Kenith also enjoyed experience in a plumbing business, All Valley Plumbing, with brother and friend, Bruce Homer.
Family and friends were Kenith’s greatest joys in his life. He served his family and fellowman with his time, energy, volunteer work, and especially his wit. Kenith was a member of Lion’s Club, Rotary, Elks Club, Knights of Columbus and the JC’s.
Kenith was preceded in death by his parents Bert and Edna Homer, and sisters Betty and Ruthie
Survivors include son Kurtis Homer and wife Candi of Eldorado, TX; daughter Kara Greene and husband Chris of Grandview, WA; grandchildren Scott Homer of Eldorado, TX, Heather Gipson of San Angelo, TX, Trey Greene of Grandview, WA, and Kaylee Greene of Grandview, WA; and, great-grandchildren Abi and Nate Homer of San Angelo, TX.
Kenith is also survived by brothers Doug and Bruce Homer both in Sunnyside, WA, Freeman Homer of Moses Lake, WA and sisters Edith Ramirez of Albany, OR and Fern Russell of Lynnwood, WA.