Ken Merrell's Memorial on Saturday
give thanks for the life of Lyla's husband Ken. His presence on our bus
trips and gardening gifts at Emmanuel will be treasured. Here is a
overview of his life that the family has put together.
Kenneth Coffin Merrell
of Brea, California passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by
his family July 8, 2012. A native Southern Californian born in
1929, he served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean conflict as an
aircraft mechanic. An avid reader of all things "how to" and
history, Ken was known as a creative guy who could fix, design or
engineer just about anything. His amazing green thumb produced
beautiful roses, fruit and vegetables enjoyed by all. He was also
an accomplished wood worker crafting gorgeous furniture, cabinetry and
various re-modeling projects around his home. After a stellar
engineering career which includes U.S. Patents to his credit in
electrical instrumentation, he spent his retirement years enjoying his
home, family, hobbies, travel, playing golf with his wife Lyla of nearly
59 years, their friends and numerous lifelong golfing buddies.
He is survived by his
cherished wife, Lyla Merrell, sister Carolyn Nash (Savery Nash), son
Steven Merrell (Jenise Merrell), daughter Elisa Merrell,
4-grandchildren; Kelly Merrell, Christopher Merrell, Garrick Merrell
(Monica Merrell), Amanda Merrell-Goncalves (Joao Goncalves) and 5-great
grandchildren; Sophia, Kodi, Savannah, Chase and Stacie.
A Celebration of Ken's
life will be held at 5:00pm on Saturday July 21 at Emmanuel Episcopal
Church 1145 W. Valencia Mesa Dr. Fullerton, CA. In lieu of
flowers, please consider a donation to Emmanuel Episcopal Church.