obit: Kenneth J. Mogonye
(06/28/2003) Kenneth J. Mogonye, 60, passed away peacefully in his sleep on the anniversary of his marriage, June 26, 2003.
He is survived by Dolly, his wife of 21 years. Kenneth, was best known for his talent as a wood craftsman. From building homes to carving walking canes and lots in between, Kenneth has shared these ``prizes'' with everyone over the years. His love for picking up treasures, especially rocks, which he carved, left a unique legacy. Kenneth will always be remembered for his gentleness, his ability to make friends, his smile, and his passion for life.
Survivors include his wife, Dolly; Lawrence Allman and wife, Neva along with children, Doug, Ashley, and David Allman; Kenneth's children, Kevin and Jennifer Mogonye, Shawn Mogonye, Shana and Jeff Garrett their children; siblings, Jerry Mogonye, Karen and Randy Williams; Kenneth's mother, Lillian Mogonye.
My heartfelt thank you to all of the staff on the Special Services Unit A & B at the Austin State Hospital for the kindness, understanding and care given to Kenneth during the past three weeks. They truly gave Kenneth and Dolly incredible good times together every day. Thank you to these individuals for continued support; Pam Chisholm, Mary Resendez, Linda Wright, Dr. Christopher Smith and Teresa, the staff at Cardio Thorasic and Vascular Surgeons, Senator Gonzalo Barrientos; Mary Wolf and everyone at the Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas. Special thanks for the love and support to both of us for the past 10 years to Dorothy Lind, Shirley and Royce Stewart, Mervin and Nancy Lind, Larry and Janice Atkinson.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 29, 2003, in the Memorial Chapel at Cook-Walden/ Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville, with Chaplain Ron Cockroft officiating.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Austin State Hospital Volunteer Services Council.
Kenneth, you are my sunshine.
Published in Austin American-Statesman on June 28, 2003