Ken Longmire, 85 of Buckley, died April 10, 2017. He was born April 26, 1931 to Harry & Rena Longmire in Olympia, WA. Ken graduated from Olympia High School in 1949 and from Washington State University in 1960 with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science. He served in the US Navy from 1950 to 1954 and was stationed in Japan & Hawaii. On September 12, 1959, he married Joy Phinney in Tacoma, WA. Ken owned & operated Fair Breeze Farms in Olympia from 1968 to 1986. In 1986, the family moved to Buckley to operate WSU Research Dairy. Ken retired in the early 90's. He enjoyed fishing, socializing at the Eagles & restoring old tractors. He is preceded in death by his wife, Joy September 19, 2013. Ken is survived by his sons, Tim Longmire of Portland, OR, Terry Longmire & wife Jennifer of Buckley; daughter, Janet Dildine & husband Jim of Orting; brother, Harold Longmire of Tacoma. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held, Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Buckley Eagles