Obituaries act as quiet reminders of the finite nature of our lives. Yet, for those who have recently experienced the death of a family member or friend, an obituary means so much more. It is a bittersweet reminder of all we’ve lost, but it can also help us to remember all we enjoyed while they were alive. If you have recently lost someone you love, we hope that you will accept our condolences.
Kenneth Grady Andersen
09/22/1951 - 07/11/2021
Obituary For Kenneth Grady Andersen
Kenneth Grady Andersen passed peacefully in his sleep with his wife at his side early in the morning of July 11, 2021. He was born September 22, 1951 in Bakersfield, as the 2nd son to Clayton and Ruth (Chapman) Andersen. He attended Bakersfield schools throughout his life including Bakersfield College and Cal State Bakersfield before receiving his Doctorate from Cleveland Chiropractic College. Prior to his marriage to Teri Musick, he served in the army as a military policeman. After the army, he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Louisiana and Mississippi. Following their marriage, Ken and Teri were blessed with 5 children, Blayne (Rachel), Bryan, Lori (Aaron Jenkins), Keri (David Chisholm) and Kevin (Shayla). Their bonus child, Tim Overstreet (Lisa) came to them when he was 17 and added the 6th child Teri said she wanted from the beginning. The best came with the addition of the 22 grandchildren that came from those 6 children. Kenny loved his family, serving in his church, his 30 years as a Doctor of Chiropractic and especially being a papa (he was the best at getting their “gizzards”). He never left a situation without making a new friend, building someone up, sharing uplifting counsel, or at least a good laugh to remember him. He loved people and they loved him. Qualities he is remembered for were his ability to love, to express it openly and perfectly and his wonderful sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Teri. Also, 5 of his 6 children and his brother C. Allen Andersen. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Ruth and his beloved son Bryan. We know they had a glorious reunion as he joined them.
Services will be a small, private family service. We invite all to share a memory of Kenny that we can pass on to his grandchildren.
Please send it to email@example.com. If at anytime you would like to show your love for Kenny please do so by serving someone in need or attending the Temple that he loved!