Obituary: Kenneth Edward Hagan
Kenneth Edward Hagan
June 29, 1933 – Aug. 10, 2015
Kenneth Edward Hagan of Idaho Springs, Colorado, passed away on Aug. 10, 2015. He was born June 29, 1933, in Vona, Colorado, to parents Arthur Lee Hagan and Augusta Rose (Schrader) Hagan. In 1959 he joined the Colorado State Patrol, and that became a lifelong career for him. He retired a sergeant after 29 years on the force. He spent 14 years patrolling in Summit County, Colorado, while living at Keystone, Colorado, in the house that he built for his family and another 15 years as a sergeant in Clear Creek County, Colorado, while living in Idaho Springs, Colorado.
On Aug. 21, 1960, he married Lois Thelma Fletcher in Breckenridge, Colorado, and became a father to her two children, Kimberly Sue and Edward James. In 1965 he legally adopted them.
Kenneth lived a full and active life. He loved his family, and in his later years spent most of his time with his wife Lois, whom he adored. He absolutely loved the mountains, and spent many hours either climbing them, photographing them, or simply enjoying being in them. He also enjoyed hand gun competition shooting, gold panning, and growing his flowers every summer. He was a 50+ year member of the Masonic lodge, a past Master of Breckenridge lodge #47 and a member of The Scottish Rite.
He lost his wife Lois on March 24, 2007, and his life forever changed. He carried on, but never really adjusted to her loss. And on her birthday, Aug. 10, 2015, he rejoined his love for their next adventure.
Kenneth is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Koberstein and her wife, Cheryl Arendell of St. Charles, Missouri, his son, Edward James (Jim) Hagan of Fairplay, Colorado, his daughter Chris Siddons Barr and her husband Rick of Farmington, New Mexico. There are two brothers, Gene Hagan and his wife Nancy of Boulder, Colorado, and John Hagan of Lakewood, Colorado. He is also survived by grandchildren Katherine Booloodian and her husband Joseph of Winfield, Missouri, Koby Koberstein and his wife Jennifer of St. Charles, Missouri, and Chance Barr of Farmington, New Mexico. In addition, there are seven great grandchildren, one great great grandson, and several nephews and nieces. He will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held on Aug. 26, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. at the Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.
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