Homer, James Kenneth (KEN), a 56 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2009. Born in Memphis, TN, Ken was 74 when he died. Loved by all, Ken was a talented wood carver who "carved" his way into everyone's heart. He is survived by his loving wife, Jan, Son, David (Michele) adored grand-daughter Teresa, his brother, Jerry (Louise) Homer and extended family in AZ and WV. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Thyra Homer and his beloved daughter Karen. A memorial service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, MB on July 9th at 7:00pm. Please go to the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.

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  1. He called me “Lil” Sis and he was indeed my big Brother,always there with his loving ways and a helping hand. Kenny will always be in our hearts and there will be many many special memorys to last a lifetime.We’ll miss him so very very much. “Lil” Sis Joey

  2. My deepest condolences to a great family at the loss of a wonderful soul. This man made a indelible mark on the hearts of many.

  3. Jan, Our deepest condolences. We enjoyed working with the two of you at the library. Our Love and Prayers are with you and your family.

  4. I just wanted to express my love for this family. As a akward young member of the Church Brother and sister Homer always loved me and I never doubted that for one moment. He was my Daddy at all the YW functions and was a great privledge to call him my friend. I will always love this great man. I will look forward to hugging him one again. Thank Sister Homer for Sharing your sweetheart with me. Love Galene

  5. I am grateful to have had Brother Homer in my life. He was there for me when I needed someone the most. It was nice to visit with Ken and Jan a couple of years ago at church. I will miss him and the “Green Gorilla.”

  6. Brother Ken was a wonderful person with a keen sense of humor. I will never forget all the times he tirelessly drove us to Arcadia for our SCMC rehearsals. What a fun time we had! He will always be remembered for his kindness and generosity for everyone around him. Jan and Dave may our Heavenly Father surround you with love, peace and comfort in the days ahead, and know that the love Ken had for you and the children was the most that anyone could ask for in this life. Our Lord bless and keep you. Me Kealoha Pumehana, Yolanda and Chuck Kaimikaua

  7. Dear Jan and family, We were so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. What a shock. We have so many fond memories. He was always there to support you. We went as a foursome to Doug’s home the night Dr. Will Kesling spoke to us. Ken drove; and that was the first time Bob and Ken met. I remember how Ken would drive us to rehearsal and carve while we sang. He always had a beautiful carving to show us before our drive home. Our hearts go out to you. We send our love. We are sorry we’re so far away and can not attend the service. May the spirit of the Lord be with and strengthen you. Love,

  8. To our aunt Jan,family and friends. Our deepest condolences go out to you.Our loss was great.So will be the memories and thoughts of all the times we shared together. Love, Ron and Cindy Griffin

  9. Kenny was large in spirit and generous in heart. He was steel-true and blade-straight. He still is. Kenny was and is a true friend to the Savior, Like so many that Kenny knew, he taught me, lifted me, and set me walking straight. It has left a deep ache to have him go home to God, but that is where he is. Ken’s life was, and is, a life well lived.

  10. What a good, good man! My teenage soul idolized Kenny … and Jan, both of you impacted my life. Even though years and space separate us all, I feel great love for you and Kenny and our Redondo Ward family. May Heavenly Father take special care of you and David and your sweet grandchild.

  11. So saddened to hear about Kenny. It took me immediately back to my teen years in the Redondo Third ward, and to what a great friend he was to all the youth. I’ve always remembered Kenny, and you, Jan, and one day we will all meet again. My love to you and your family, always. Debbie

  12. Somewhere there waiteth in this world of ours For one lone soul another soul, Each choosing each through all the weary hours, And meeting strangely at one sudden goal, Then blend they, like green leaves with golden flowers, Into one beautiful perfect whole; And life’s long night is ended, and the way Lies open onward to eternal day. Sir E Arnold

  13. Dear Jan: Janete Vargas sent me the link to the memorial website. What a moving video–it gave me goosebumps. Ken was indeed a very special soul; we shall all miss him. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. With love,

  14. Dear Jan, I hope you received the ecard we sent to you. Again, our hearts are tender over the loss of your dear Ken. He was a remarkable man and the two of us will always remember him with love, appreciation and a smile on our face. Ken was always there to lend us a helping hand or an encouraging word, during the years we worked together at the family history center. The two of you will always remain one of our ‘favorite couples.’ Jan, we keep you in our thoughts and prayers! Take special care… With love~ Jenna and Roy Stephenson

  15. Dear Jan, I was sorry to read that Ken passed away. He was always so nice to me and greeted me with a big smile and I felt he was happy that I was there (Family History Center). He will be missed by all and the Family History Center will never be the same. I will always remember him as a very kind and humble man. My thoughts are with you and I know that you will be together with him again. All my best to you, Erika

  16. Jan, I finally found the courage to watch the video. Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I remember putting little pony tails all through Ken’s hair one time when you were over. What fun that was! Thank you for the love that you always showered on me. I hope you know that I have a great love in my heart for you as well.

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