Ken Kesey

Ken Kesey

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.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : 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 .