Bedinger, Ken

Ken Bedinger
Services: Have been held.
Ken Bedinger, 60, of Portales died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at his home.
He was born on June 3, 1943, in Portales to Lillie and Andrew E. Bedinger.
His family moved to Portales in 1960 and he graduated from Portales High School in 1961. In 1962, he joined the Army Reserves. While in California he worked at J.C. Penney and became assistant manager. In 1966, he transferred to the store in Portales. He married Sandra Hardisty on Nov. 4, 1967, in Portales. He graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1970. In 1971 he completed a master’s degree and received a doctoral degree in 1993. In 1970 he became a real estate agent. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Family members said he enjoyed painting in oils, drawing with pencils, collecting Indian artifacts and making arrowheads.
He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Bedinger.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Brett Bedinger (and wife, Erica) of Portales; a daughter, Sonja Sanders (Larry) of Portales; a granddaughter, Sydney Kay Sanders; his mother, Lillie Faulkenbery of Portales; a brother, Jimmy Bedinger of Pylesville, Md.; a sister, Helen Owen of Long Boat Key, Fla.
The Rev. Clyde Davis will officiate the services, assisted by Lou Tolga and Terry Christesson.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Heflin, Terry Christesson, Leonard Leary, David Arbaca, Buck Wilson and Ed Miller.
Honorary pallbearers are Eddie Hiner, Bobby Borden, Ross Ainsworth, the staff of Master Realty, all local and statewide Realtors, Mental Health Resources Board of Directors and the members of the Education Steering Committee.
Memorial contributions may be to the Plains Regional Medical Center Home Health Services or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.