Kenneth G. Boyer
June 25, 1951 – September 24, 2016
It is with profound sorrow and sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ken, beloved husband of Sherry on Saturday, September 24, 2016.
Ken was the oldest son of Col. Kenneth G. and Kari Boyer, both deceased. As the son of an Air Force officer stationed in several states and foreign countries, including Paris, France, Ken grew up with a love of travel.
He was gifted with a brilliant and superb mind; and extremely knowledgeable. He was well read on a wide variety of subjects. Ken was a gentle, kind, and loyal man and a friend to all who knew him.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree in physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and earned a Master’s and Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. He served in the U.S. Air Force for fourteen years; taught physics at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs; and he worked at the Las Alamos Labs in New Mexico as a research scientist in the nuclear program. Ken then taught physics at Woodland Park High School for over twenty years and retired in 2014.
Ken was also a musician and he met Sherry more than twenty years ago while playing together in the Pikes Peak Philharmonic Orchestra. He also played first trumpet for many years with the Little London Winds. Ken was an avid runner, participating for several years in the Pikes Peak Marathon and he wanted to travel the world. Ken and Sherry traveled to Italy several times and also to South Korea, Japan, China, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Turkey, and throughout Europe. Ken and Sherry’s last travel adventure was a family vacation together with their stepsons and grandchildren at Disneyworld.
Ken is survived by his wife, Sherry; his sister, Deborah and husband Ken Smith of Kansas; his brother, David and wife Candi of Colorado Springs; his stepson Sean and wife Charyce of Brighton; his stepson Patrick and wife Keiko of Japan and five grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel.