Kennison, Kyle Blake – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon

Kyle Blake Kennison, 51, of Hermiston, a former Baker City resident, died Feb. 4, 2004, at Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital in Portland.

His memorial service was Monday at the Hermiston High School gymnasium. There was a private family graveside service at the Hermiston Cemetery.

Mr. Kennsion was born on Sept. 30, 1952, at La Grande to Harry and Mary Jackson Kennison. He was raised at Wallowa, Pilot Rock, Omak, Wash., and Baker City. He was a 1971 Baker High School graduate.

Kyle than attended the University of Idaho at Moscow where he was a student athlete, competing in track. He graduated with a double major, bachelor’s degrees in sociology and education, in 1975.

Kyle taught school at Middleton, Idaho, from 1976 to 1979 when he moved to Hermiston. He taught government and economics classes as well as coaching track. He also was an assistant football coach and Key Club adviser for many years.

He served as the head track coach through the spring of 2001. Kyle married Dawn Voll on July 28, 1995, in the Cook Islands.

Kyle was very active in the community. He ran the swimming pool for many years, established the youth track program and the Track Officials Federation and was a member of the Bulldog Booster Club.

He was also a member of the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association, and a University of Idaho Alumni member. He enjoyed sports, exercise, cars, traveling, music and working with the youth track program. He had great pride in watching his daughter, Kali, swim competitively, and his daughter, Shay, dance.

Survivors include his wife, Dawn Kennison of Hermiston; daughter, Kali Frisbee of Eagle, Idaho, and Shay Kennison of Hermiston; parents, Harry and Mary Kennison of Salem; a brother, Gary Miller of Bend; a sister, Kara Kennison of Vancouver, Wash.; and two granddaughters, Emily and Megan Frisbee.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Janine Kennison.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kyle Kennison Scholarship Fund through Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, P.O. Box 289, Hermiston, OR 97838.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 13, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved. Web. 31 January 2015. - Last updated on Aug 22nd, 2011

Contribute to the Conversation!

Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Newsletter Signup

We currently provide two newsletters. Why not take both for a run?

Genealogy Update: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new, or significantly updated, collection or database on our website.

Circle of Nations: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new (or significantly updated) Native American collection or database on our website.

Once you've clicked on the Subscribe button above you'll receive an email from us requesting confirmation. You must confirm the email before you will be able to receive any newsletter.

Connect With Us!

Pin It on Pinterest


Share This

Share this post with your friends!