Person:Kenneth Otten (1)

Kenneth Lambert Otten
m. 2 JAN 1967
Facts and Events
Name Kenneth Lambert Otten
Gender Male
Birth[1] 18 FEB 1928 Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
Marriage 2 JAN 1967 Pasadena, Los Angeles, CAto Marjorie Jo Wardwell
Death[1] 9 AUG 2004 Del Mar, San Diego, CA

OTTEN, KENNETH L. Ken died unexpectedly on August 9, 2004 in Del Mar at the age of 76. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 18, 1928 and was raised in Plandome on Long Island, New York. Childhood summers included Camp Kawauki in New Hampshire and Admiral Farragut's Naval Academy in Tom's River, New Jersey. After graduating from Manhasser High School in 1946, he enlisted in the Navy and served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Randolph stationed in Quonset Point, Rhode Island. He served two tours of duty in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. He was honorably discharged in 1948 and joined his parents, Howard and Lucy Otten in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Ken attended Claremont Men's College, receiving a BA in Business Administration in 1952. He was accepted into the Executive Training Program of R.H. Macy, working in New York and San Francisco until 1958. Ken left merchandising and entered the insurance business, first with Johnson and Higgins, and later with Safeco Insurance in Seattle. In 1969, Safeco opened a new office in Fountain Valley, California and Ken became Marketing Manager for this division. He resigned in 1980 to accept a position with Insurance Company of the West. Since 1986, he was the Marketing Manager for Golden Eagle Insurance of San Diego. After his retirement in 1997, he became active in volunteer work at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Ken is preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Marjorie Wardwell Otten, and his parents Howard and Lucy Otten. He is survived by his three children from his first marriage; Peter (Rosie) Otten and Michael (Susie) Otten of Seattle, and Sally Otten (Tom Neir) of Hong Kong, his grandchildren Kelsey Otten, Laura, David, Eric and John Otten, Joseph and Robert Neir. He is also survived by his sister Joan Roudenbush of Pasadena, and his niece Kathryn Stefani and nephew Peter Roudenbush. A Memorial Service will be held at Scripps Memorial Hospital on September 24, at 3 p.m. Remembrances in his name may be made to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, PO Box 2669, La Jolla, Ca 92038. -The San Diego Union-Tribune 18 August 2004

  1. 1.0 1.1 The San Diego Union-Tribune 18 August 2004.