Ken Kesey

Ken Kesey

Birth
La Junta, Otero County, Colorado, USA
Death 10 Nov 2001 (aged 66)
Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA
Burial Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 5965109 · View Source
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Acclaimed Writer. He was the author who broke onto the literary scene with "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." In 1964 he rode cross-country in an old school bus named "Furthur" with his Merry Pranksters, an odyssey documented in Tom Wolfe's "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test." Kesey was given a memorial service in Eugene, Oregon, and then his body was taken (in a tie-dyed coffin) back to his family farm where it was buried alongside that of his son Jed, who died years ago in a bus accident.

Bio by: Ron Moody


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  • Added: 16 Nov 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5965109
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ken Kesey (17 Sep 1935–10 Nov 2001), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5965109, citing Kesey Family Farm Cemetery, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .