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In Memory of

Kenneth Alfred Wilde

March 4, 1929 - May 12, 2017

Obituary


He was, quite literally, a rocket scientist. Raised in Coalville, Utah, he was his high school's salutatorian before earning his Ph.D in Physical Chemistry from the University of Utah; then he worked at Rohm and Haas in Huntsville, Alabama, developing rocket fuel for the nascent space program.

Later he was employed at Radian Corporation and the IRS in Austin. We loved him. We learned from him. He enjoyed reading The Skeptical Inquirer, was an expert hand at bridge, and I'm not sure what else to say.

He is survived by three...

He was, quite literally, a rocket scientist. Raised in Coalville, Utah, he was his high school's salutatorian before earning his Ph.D in Physical Chemistry from the University of Utah; then he worked at Rohm and Haas in Huntsville, Alabama, developing rocket fuel for the nascent space program.

Later he was employed at Radian Corporation and the IRS in Austin. We loved him. We learned from him. He enjoyed reading The Skeptical Inquirer, was an expert hand at bridge, and I'm not sure what else to say.

He is survived by three daughters: Joy Lynette Pounds, Lisa Studdard, and Alison Urban (Karl Urban - spouse). Predeceased by his wife, Helen Wilde, he also is survived by seven grandchildren: Amy, Jennifer Hutchinson, Austin Harris, Brooke Studdard, Lindsay Urban Killeen, Curtis Urban, and Danielle Urban. He didn't want a service; we will gather at the graveside at Austin Memorial Cemetery to memorialize him at 2 pm on May 27th. Anyone who wishes may attend. Donate to your favorite charity if you wish. The end.

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