Friday, May 24, 2024

Kenneth Loren Pulse

January 24, 1943 - December 29, 2021


Kenneth Loren Pulse passed away December 29, 2021, in his home with his family by his side.

Kenny is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Gracie Pulse, his brother Bill Pulse, son Mark Pulse and his wife Fonda, daughter Wendi Seabrook and her husband John. He also leaves behind five grandchildren Justine Pulse, Hillary Pulse, Melina Seabrook, Daken Seabrook, and Nolan Pulse who lovingly called him “Poppy.” Also, three bonus grandkids Daniel, Laura, and Annie Smoots. He is preceded in death by his father William Pulse, mother Frankie Pulse/ Brender, and brother Jerry Pulse.

Kenny was born in Leavenworth on January 24, 1943. He grew up and attended school in Leavenworth, graduating from high school in 1962. Not long after that he joined the Air Force in July of 1962. Before being sent overseas, he married his high school sweetheart Gracie Bakke in 1963. He spent four years of service including a tour in North Africa; he was honorably discharged in 1966. While serving his country, he and Gracie started their family. Upon returning home, he began working at ALCOA in 1968. He worked there for 35 years to provide for his family.

After retiring from ALCOA, where he was known as “Parnelli Pulse” due to the speed in which he ran and operated the machinery, he spent many a day playing golf out at the Leavenworth golf course. He traveled throughout the western states and played at many of the beautiful courses they offer. He even managed to score “three” holes in one throughout his years of playing golf. He was always up for a trip to the racetrack with his son and grandsons to watch the fast cars go around.  He also had a little Tasmanian Devil in him as witnessed by his own driving.

His retirement afforded him the time to help care for his mother Frankie till her last days. Kenny “KP” loved his wife and family very much and was always there for them. If you ever needed a ride somewhere or help moving something or any other need, he was willing to help however he could.

A memorial service will be held June 1, 2-5 p.m. at Icicle Village Resort, 505 US-2, Leavenworth, WA. 98826.  He will be dearly missed by his friends and family.

Kenneth Loren Pulse, Obituary