PORTLAND, ORE. - Kenneth W. Whipple died Dec. 16, 2002 at the Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital in Portland, Ore. He was born on March 26, 1956 in Oakland, Calif.

He had lived on the Long Beach Peninsula since 1981. He is survived by his mother Senta Cook and stepfather Robert Cook of Medford, Ore.; his father William Whipple of Nevada City, Calif.; a sister, Sue Gardner of Clayton, Calif., and brother, Tom Whipple of Windsor, Calif.

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