This is beautifully written and highlights so many of the wonderful things about Uncle Ken. He made a lasting and positive impression on everyone that he met, and I know that my faith is deeper for having known him in my life. I’m sorry I can’t be in Oregon on Thursday but will be thinking of and praying for the Jagoe and Seidl families. Love, Allison
Sophia: Your dad was an amazing man and one who I would have loved to meet and spend time with> I'm sure I saw a lot of your dad in you and he will be here as long as people remember him and all that he gave everyone around him. Good families don't happen by accident. Your mom and dad did a great job!!
I had the great fortune of being a housemate of Ken and Melissa's as Jesuit Volunteers at Cherry Abbey in Seattle, WA. It would be hard for me to overstate the impact Ken had on my life. During that time, I worked at an overnight shelter. Each morning when all was still dark, I would return home and notice the smell of incense and a small light emanating from Ken's room. His prayerful witness, peace-filled and joyful demeanor, and kind spirit helped our home be a true sanctuary. Holiness and goodness emanated from him - not because he had been a Trappist, but because this is who he was at heart. His presence was a balm. And what a twinkle in his eye and joy in his spirit! It's heartbreaking to know that he endured early Alzheimers. May Ken's soul soar on the wings of angels. And may Melissa, Gabe, and Sophia feel the love of God surrounding you as you remember your beloved one. You are in my prayers with love, Sue Koehler-Arsenault
Dear Melissa and family, just a note to say that I am holding you all in my heart as you mourn Ken's transition. I did not know until recently that he had passed, but in fact had an intuition of it on what turns out to have been within a few days of his passing, so looked online to find that was in fact true. The obituary is beautiful, just beautiful. Bless you all.