Ken graduated from Tigard High School, class of 1949. He then went to trade school and trained as a welder. He continued to weld throughout his career and retired in 1993. Dickson also was a hobby farmer in Yamhill, OR. He sang all his adult life in various churches and sang several years with the Oregon Choral and Yamhill County Cantata Choir. He was also a reserve sheriff for Washington County in the 1960's and 1970's. Ken was active as a member in the Winona Grange of Tualatin for 75 years, the Tigard Masonic Lodge and the Newberg United Methodist Church.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his grandson, Justin Bowman.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, RosaLee Dickson, his daughter, Darla Bowman (John) of Newberg, OR and sons Ken Dickson (Karri) of Wilsonville, OR and Ron Dickson (Sheri) of Burns, OR. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Newberg Saturday, September 21st, at 2:00 PM.
Any memorial donations can be made to Newberg First United Methodist Church or Alzheimer's Disease Research in Kenneth's name.
Arrangments by Attrell's Funeral Chapels Newberg & Sherwood, Attrells.com