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In Memory

Ken Freeman, Retired Professor, Passed Away on March 1

March 17, 2011

Kenneth Paul Freeman - father, friend, teacher - passed away on March 1, in Denver.

Ken was born on March 9, 1938, in Pittsburgh, Pa. After attending MIT and Yale, he moved to Brunswick, Maine, and taught Philosophy at Bowdoin College from 1966 to 1969. In the Fall of 1969 Ken began teaching in the Philosophy Department at Colorado State University where he taught such topics as modern philosophy, logics, and medical ethics.

In 1992, Ken retired from teaching and moved to Denver. After relocating, Ken began studying Buddhist teachings, where he developed a deep connection and community. The last years of his life were dedicated to learning as much as he could about Buddhist philosophies, teachings, customs, and life-style; developing deep friendships based on intense discussions and learnings; and providing spiritual guidance to those in search.

Ken will be remembered for his astounding intellect, his wit, and his gentle heart. He touched many people during his time with us, and we are all the better for knowing him.

Ken is survived by his children Jennifer Freeman and her fiancé Ben Adams of Fort Collins, Lisa Fugit and her husband Randy of Lone Tree, Spencer Freeman and his wife Kim of Tacoma, Wash., and Erika Freeman-Daniels and her husband Matt of Highlands Ranch; five grandchildren; and a community who will always miss his cheerful presence.

Services are pending. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ken's name to your local Hospice; the Nalandabodhi Buddhist Center in Boulder; the Denver Shambhala Meditation Center; or the Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes.


Contact: Dell Rae Moellenberg
E-mail: dellrae.moellenberg@colostate.edu
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