Kenneth (Ken) Work Germond
- October 24, 1918 - March 13, 2011
- Lakeway, Texas
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“Thank you, Ken, for your service to our country.
1 of 7 | Posted by: Col George O Lewis, USAF (Ret) - TX
“I enjoyed working with Ken for The Hills POA. He gracefully helped me with the minutes, his English was so much better than mine...and I was the...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Jeanette Welshe - Austin, TX
“Fond memories of Happy Times with Ken and Kay
Virgina B Goerner
3 of 7 | Posted by: Virgina B Goerner
“Ken was the ultimate gentleman. Bright and soft spoken with a wonderful sense of humor, he will be missed.
Patty & "Rad
4 of 7 | Posted by: Patty & Rad Freel - austin, TX
“Although we haven't seen Ken since he moved, he was still a part of our community here in The Hills. He was a great asset to the POA during his time...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Jane and Bill Defoyd - The Hills, TX
“Ken was a wonderful gentleman, devoted husband and a truly great friend and neighbor. I miss seeing Ken and Jacques taking their morning and...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: James M. Johnson - The Hills,, TX
“Was proud to have worked with Ken in Calgary, a true Western gentleman and a wonderful person.
7 of 7 | Posted by: Keith Ferguson
Kenneth (Ken) Work Germond passed away peacefully on March 13, 2011, a year and a day after the passing of his beloved wife, Kay. Ken was a devoted family man and is survived by his four children, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and special family friend Lauren Greenwade. His children are Cindy and Mike Jeffers of New Braunfels, Margot Taunton of Rosanky, Ken and Suzan Germond of Austin and Nancy Germond of Austin.
Ken loved his work as an exploration geologist and oil business executive and it took him widely across Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi and ultimately to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He served as president of the Calgary Petroleum Club and in his role as co-Chairman of the Canadian Oil Association he brought the landmark Flare Square to the Calgary Stampede Grounds. While devoted to his career he also wrote “Freedom Day” in large letters on his day planner to mark his 65th birthday and his retirement back to Texas.
Ken was an avid golfer and he loved to compete at the game he pursued for more than sixty years. He gave back to the game by serving as President of the Calgary Golf and Country Club and as Chairman of the Oilman’s Golf Tournament. He courted his wife Kay on the golf course and they spent countless days together playing, talking about and watching golf.
Ken was proud of his time in the United States Navy; he served in the Pacific Theater in WWII as a photo intelligence officer and retired as a First Lieutenant in 1946. He trained to be a pilot but his choice to marry prevented flying in wartime, a decision he never regretted.
Ken was the son of George and Elizabeth Germond of Waco and his siblings were George and Jane Germond of Dallas, Margaret and Joe Turner of Minden, Louisiana and Robert and Carol Germond of Fort Worth. They were a close family and Ken had many stories of them together driving across Texas looking for work, going to school and supporting each other.
Ken was a true gentleman and always had kind and supportive words for those he met, he will be missed by all who knew him and especially by his beloved family.
The family would like to thank the family he formed and friends he met during his time at The Heritage. We are thankful that you all loved him as much as we do. A private family memorial will celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, please donate generously in his name to The Salvation Army.