Kenneth Ellenwood

Kenneth Ellenwood

9/7/1963 — 7/13/2021

Kenneth D. Ellenwood, a Nez Perce, was born September 7, 1963 in San Jose, CA. He passed away July 13, 2021 in Lewiston, Idaho.

Kenneth is survived by his loving Fiancée Shelley Simpson, his mother Roberta Staiti of CA and father Dewayne Ellenwood Sr. of Kamiah, Idaho. His siblings who survive him are Donald Ellenwood, CA., Dewayne Ellenwood Jr, CA., Jay Wise, CA., Justin Wise, AZ. Rose Wise, CA., Cheryl Ellenwood, Idaho, and Travis Ellenwood, Idaho.

Kenneth’s children are Sarah Ellenwood, CA., Amanda Ellenwood, CA., and Austin Ellenwood, Idaho. His step children, Shoshawna Simpson and Sam George Jr. also survive him.

Kenneth’s grandchildren are Izaiah Ellenwood, CA., Monica Holden, CA., Selah Ellenwood, CA., Avery Lossman, CA., and Kaylee Lossman, CA. Ken was also loved by many nieces and nephews.

Ken was proceeded in death by his sister, Catherine Ellenwood and brother Darryl Ellenwood, maternal grandparents Angelina and Alfred Staiti, paternal grandparents, Audrey Davis Lessor and Chester Lessor, his Dad, Jerome Wise and Uncle John Staiti.

Ken attended Head Start and elementary in Kamiah, Idaho. He graduated from Oakgrove High School in San Jose, CA. Ken continued his education and graduated from Carpenters Apprentice School as a Journeyman Carpenter.

Ken worked his way up to becoming a foreman for a large construction company in CA. He was a proud member of the carpenters’ union in CA. Ken was self-employed with a logo of “Ken the Carpenter”. He remodeled homes, built additions to homes, built beautiful decks, ramps and tree houses. He was an avid fisherman and chess player. While in high school Ken was a star quarterback and basketball player. Ken also played basketball for the San Jose Indian League.

Ken was loved and will be forever missed by family and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 10:30 am at the Pi Nee Waus Community Center in Lapwai, Idaho. A meal will follow the service. Deborah TwoHatchet has been selected as Head Cook. Everyone is welcome.

Malcolm’s Brower-Wann Funeral Home has been entrusted to care for the family.

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Saturday, July 31, 10:30 AM
Pi-Nee-Waus Community Center
99 Agency Rd.
Lapwai, ID 83540

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