Kenneth D Myhre

Kenneth D Myhre

Birth
Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 5 Nov 2011 (aged 69)
Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA
Burial Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 83188135 · View Source
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Auburn - Kenneth D. Myhre, was the son of Nils and Agnes (Dewar) Myhre.

Ken was educated in Massachusetts schools and graduated from Reading High School in Reading, Massachusetts in 1960. He also attended NH College-Brunswick Center in 1981 and Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute in Auburn in 1983.

Ken Myhre, of Norwegian heritage, grew up in Reading, MA where he was a member of the Orientals, a hot rod racing club, for a short while, before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in the early 1960's.

In the Navy he honed his mechanical skills working on aircraft, including helicopters, during the Viet Nam era and beyond, in places like the Philippines, Corpus Christi, TX, Italy and Brunswick, ME at B.N.A.S., where he retired from the service as a Master Chief Flight Engineer on P-3 Orien Anti Sub aircraft. He attended FE training in 1972 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VP-11, Commander Fleet Air Mediterranean (COMFAIRMED), VP-23 at NAS Brunswick, Maine in 1978 (during their transition to Update II) and retired in 1980.

Maine is where he decided to stay, settling in Lisbon Falls. He enrolled at C.M.V.T.I. in Auburn, ME for schooling in the machinist trade and after that program, he began working at North American Philips, Philips Elmet Division, in Lewiston, ME in parts fabrication and later as a Plant Machinist until he left, later working for Napa, then his own business as an installer and repairer of exercise equipment until fully retiring.

Throughout his working career, one of his passions was the automobile. Starting with a '53 Ford, he went on to a '40 Ford Coupe, Jeeps, a Fiat brought home from Italy, a long and storied association with a few different Corvettes during and after the Flight Engineer era, saying it was the closest thing to flying sometimes. His last and lasting project was his 1936 Ford Panel Truck, which was very well done, but was still evolving, as most street rods do, over the last 30 plus years.

In 1991 he officially joined Downeast Street Rods, Maine's oldest continuous street rod club, after having known some of the local members for awhile and acquiring his panel truck. His thoughtful and methodical approach to things mechanical showed, not only in his building a first-rate truck, but also in his daily work and he was a sounding board for others in his car club, from building to organizational procedure.

Ken was the Downeast Newsletter Editor for a number of years, being a contact with like organizations, and brought the club into the computer and internet era. He was big on organizing and follow-through, always trying to get it just right.


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  • Created by: Connie Lagasse Russell
  • Added: 9 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83188135
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kenneth D Myhre (10 May 1942–5 Nov 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83188135, citing Maine Mount Vernon Road Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Connie Lagasse Russell (contributor 47359327) .