Kenneth Wayne Boren passed away unexpectedly from heart failure on January 17, 2024. He lived a life worthy of honor and celebration. He was deeply loved and will be truly missed. Kenneth Wayne Boren's life began in the county of Norfolk in Portsmouth, Virginia on October 24, 1952. He was the son of James Glenn Boren and Laura Lee Tucker. Kenneth grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. After graduating high school, he joined the NROTC scholarship program. He later attended the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration. He then went on to join the United States Navy where he served as a Supply Officer for twenty-one years, retiring as a Navy Commander. Following his dedicated service in the Navy, Kenneth was gainfully employed as a Civil Service employee at the San Diego Naval Shipyard for eleven years. Kenneth married Joyce Boren on March 19, 1993. Their wonderful union blossomed for almost thirty-one years. Kenneth had the great ability to make people laugh and smile. He was known for his selfless generosity. He donated often to several organizations. He also enjoyed volunteering his time to others. He loved his beer as well as fishing, camping, being by the ocean or sitting on the beach. He and his wife traveled extensively and were often accompanied by various camping groups that they traveled with. He was a member of the American legion for thirty-five years. He also had been a member of the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) for twenty-eight years. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Glenn and Gary Boren, as well as his son, Jeremy Boren. He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife, Joyce Boren; children, Patrick Boren and Jacoy Swanson; brother, Jim Boren; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
The family would like for you to join them for a Celebration of life which will be held on March 16, 2024 @ 12:00 noon at: American Legion, 480 South Calvary Way, Cottonwood, AZ 86326.