Obituary: Kenneth King Sprague |

Obituary: Kenneth King Sprague

Kenneth King Sprague

March 29, 1955 – June 24, 2013

Kenneth King Sprague passed away in his sleep on June 24, 2013 in Alamosa, Colorado. He had spent the day hiking with a good friend in the Great Sand Dunes National Park.

Ken was born on March 29, 1955 in Greenville, S.C. to the late Virginia K. and Robert B. Sprague. He attended school in Ithaca, New York; graduating from Ithaca High School in 1973 and Ithaca College in 1977.

Ken travelled after college and spent time living in the Marin county area of California and near Orlando, Florida. He then moved to Colorado to be closer to family and to pursue his love of skiing, snowboarding and biking. He continued his passion for sports to include hiking, wake-boarding and yoga practice.

Ken’s family will miss his company at gatherings on the shores of Lake Champlain as well as at various ski resorts in the Rocky Mountains.

Ken chose a simple lifestyle, spending quiet time reading, meditating, watching baseball and doing puzzles of all sorts. He worked for many years in the hospitality business with the Doubletree Hotel in Denver.

He is survived by his sisters MaryEllen Sprague Hebert and her husband Jim, their children Daniel and Molly of Charlotte, VT; Cindy Sprague and her husband Jim Converse of Huntington, VT; Ginnilee Sprague and her husband Greg Dollhausen of Brighton, Utah; and his brother Rob Sprague and his wife Linda Brandt, their children Hannah, Cooper and Dylan of Indianola, WA.

A memorial service is planned for Friday, August 2nd at the picnic area of Crestmoor Park, Denver at 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Ken’s name to your favorite charity.

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