May 2, 1938 to Jan. 9, 2019

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, teacher and friend. 

Some words from those he loved, who loved him and a small portion of those he impacted.

“Our family Patriarch…we can honor him by loving as he did.  His influence will be felt for many generations as he touched the lives of countless individuals.  We will miss him, but smile at his reunion with those family members who greeted him with loving arms.”

“He was a remarkable man who was always teaching and serving others. I’m so blessed to have him as my father-in-law”

“One of the most influential people that I’ve had in my life. He pushed me to some new places that I didn’t know I could go to and encouraged me and those lessons that he taught me I have kept with me and I have actually hold very dear.”

“I told him that I do check the sports but also like to read up on current events. I came into government class that Monday morning and he stopped me, asked me a few questions from the paper (I don’t remember exactly what they were) but I got them right, he gave me that kinda sly smile he had and just said “I’m impressed”. For some reason, it always stuck with me. He was a good man, he touched so many kids and the town of Hawthorne should be grateful a teacher like him stayed there for so long!”

“He had a huge impact on my life, my testimony, my surviving high school. He taught me so much. In the classroom and by example outside of the classroom. He was a shining light, an example of Christ. I loved him. And I know he loved me too. He was a good, good person–and that is an understatement. Oh, can you imagine the joy he is basking in right now!”

“The earth lost a giant of a man and heaven gained was one best men I have ever known. Mr. Chase, Brother Chase, had an incredible way of reaching souls. Souls who were lost, hurting, discouraged, or perhaps out of line, rebellious… all of us! Oh the memories! He had a way of looking into your soul, and reaching you. His humble way of teaching, giving, sacrificing, and serving is what I will remember most. He was a true Christian is every essence. He had the pure heart of teacher, always teaching and believing in us all.  Perhaps that’s why so many of us from MCHS have gone into education.”

Kenneth Chase is very loved. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sarah; his son: David and wife, Starla; their children, Dexter and his wife, Bianca and his great grandson Leo Kenneth; Braxton; Maxlin; Jaxson and Nixon. His son, Matthew and wife, Kathy and their sons: Tyler; Zachary and Spencer. His daughter, Jennifer and her husband, Matt.

In lieu of any flowers please make donations to the Hawthorne Ordnance Museum.

Mildred & Elmer Shepherd

The services for Mildred (Millie) Hardy Shepherd and Elmer Vernon Shepherd will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawthorne. Obituaries to follow.