Kenneth William Bligh passed peacefully on September 19, 2022 in his favorite place, his purple Dodge Challenger while parked at the grocery store. He was residing in Grand Junction, Colorado and had expressed disinterest in spending another winter without a sunny beach. Evidently, he was serious.
Kenneth was born on November 11, 1942 to Raymond and Edna Bligh in Boston, Massachusetts. After the untimely loss of his parents at the age of fifteen, he finished his schooling under the guardianship of his sister in Albuquerque, New Mexico, graduating from Sandia High School and subsequently attending Southern Methodist University. While in High School, he met Margie Bell with whom he married and raised his surviving children, Michelle Miller, age 58 of Los Angeles, California and Dallas Bligh, Age 52 of Denver, Colorado. Kenneth and Margie were married until her passing in 2016. He is also survived by his grand children Zane Bligh, Taylor Bligh, Anna Bligh, Elizabeth Bligh, Sarah Bligh, Jake Miller, Austin Miller and his great grand daughter, Cora Bligh. Kenneth was a career stock broker, partnering with several brokerages throughout his carrer.
Kenneth had an abundance of passion which was ever present and shared with all. Among many things he loved were baseball, music and most of all, people. This is evidenced in the gym of Fruita Monument High School where the banners are flown, proudly documenting the performance of the group of kids whom he served as a coach and administrator at Fruita-Redlands Little League and Fruita Monument High School. This service continued well beyond the time his children left home. The bonds he formed with these kids were substantial, becoming a second father figure to many. He shared his love of music with everyone he knew, ensuring loved ones had the proper theme music for their lives. Giving gifts was his way. Gifts of food, fun and advice were offered daily to any who crossed him. All were an expression of love, for which we are grateful and better people for it. Kenneth was a special soul and will be sorely missed.