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Obituary: Kenneth Wayne Maddox

August 18, 1951 - November 21, 2020
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Posted at 7:36 AM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 09:42:59-05

Kenneth “Ken” Maddox, 69, of Great Falls, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020, from a Pulmonary Embolism due to complications of Covid-19.

Kenneth Wayne Maddox was born August 18, 1951, the fourth of five children to the late Robert L. and Mamie L. Maddox in Cincinnati, Ohio. Kenneth was affectionately known as “Kenny” or “Ken” by his family and friends.

Ken located to Great Falls in 1975, after graduating with his Bachelors. He then taught in the Great Falls Public School System for over forty years. Ken was a coach and mentor to all and was very giving of his time and had patience with everyone. He always put the needs of others before his own.

Ken and Billie met in 1986, at the good ole Gold Rush and on May 27, 1989, they made it official. They were together over 32 years. Although they never had children, he helped raise her children Lea and the late Scott Wetzel. They also raised a grandson, Jake Wetzel since he was the age of 7. Then along came the apple of his eye; KeAynnan “JoJo” Devereaux, who she referred to as “PaPa.”

He received many accomplishments, awards, and honors throughout his lifetime. Ken volunteered his time with various community organizations and programs. Ken was known all over the State of Montana and surrounding areas but made the Great Falls Community his home.

To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the O'Connor Funeral Home website.