Donald Kenneth “Ken” Perry sadly passed away unexpectedly at the age of 68, on October 4, 2021, in his home.
Ken was born January 9, 1953, in Marysville, California. Ken attended area schools, Yuba College, and graduated from Sacramento State University where he earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration.
Always having a very strong work ethic, as a boy Ken delivered newspapers daily. While in college, he lived in Yuba City working as a Manager at the McDonalds Restaurant. After graduating from college Ken worked at Morris Plan Loan Company serving people in Yuba City and Woodland. Then Ken found his calling as a Veterinary Pharmaceuticals Salesman working first for Walco, Inc. and then Veterinary Pharmaceuticals, Inc. which incorporated his expertise from his education and his family’s cattle business experience specializing in providing cattle medication to customer s in Northern California for 40 years.
Ken enjoyed sports, hunting and especially fishing where he took his North River boat on the Feather and Sacramento rivers. He also fished in San Francisco, Idaho and Oregon. Ken loved sports cars and traveling on cruise boats, especially to Alaska many, many times. He also enjoyed animals, music, the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Golden State Warriors, and family BBQ’s.
Ken married Jorjan “Jan” at the Madden Home and in 2022, they would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. In addition to his wife Jan; Ken is survived by two daughters, Kate Perry and Jill (Stephen) Tingey; granddaughters, Paige and Quinn Tingey; brother, Jim (Jenny) Perry; nephew, Chad Perry; nieces, Jamie (Jerry) Dillard and Monica (Anthony) Blumka; great-nephew, Nathan Blumka and great-niece, Amy Blumka.
Ken is preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Geraldine (Lansdon) Perry and brother, Glenn Perry.
A graveside service for Ken was held Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., Sutter Cemetery, location at 9th Avenue, off Butte House Road, Sutter. A Celebration of Life Reception was held at
the Blumka home, 2144 Walnut Street, Sutter.
The family requests remembrances be made in the form of contribution to your local SPCA, the Sutter County Museum at 1333 Butte House Road, Yuba City, CA 95993, or a charity of your choice.