Whitehair, Ken United States Marine Corp.

ARIZONA, Kayenta – A private family service was held for KEN WHITEHAIR, 61, on November 13, 2010, with military honors.  Ken’s ashes were laid to rest at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona. Ken was born April 3, 1949.

    In 1967, Ken graduated from Monument Valley High School in Kayenta and then enrolled at the University of Texas on an art scholarship. He served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Upon his return, he enrolled at Utah State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology. While at Utah State, Ken attended medical school at the University of Colorado for three years. He earned a master’s degree in public health with an emphasis in health care administration from the University of California-Berkeley in 1984.

After graduation he worked in Sacramento and then Covelo, California. In 1987, he was hired as a hospital administrative officer for the Alaska Native Hospital in Barrow, Alaska. In 1992, he worked for the Indian community of Metlakatla, Alaska, where he was readily accepted into the community. In 1994, Ken returned to the Southwest where he worked as a community clinic administrator in Pine Hill, New Mexico. In 2005, Ken moved to Kayenta to improve his health. Ken had a vast interest in many subjects including politics, history, and science. He enjoyed hiking the mountains of Alaska and Colorado. He had an interest in studying planets, stars, plants, animals and cell life. He also enjoyed writing essays. (Navajo Times, November 11, 2010)

 

 

 

 

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