Kenneth Read BurtonDecember 10, 1948 ~ October 16, 2017 (age 68)
Kenneth Read Burton was born on December 10th, 1948 in San Gabriel, CA. to Arthur Read Burton and Jean Williams Burton. He joined older brother, Richard, later to be joined by younger sister, Janet.
Ken’s love of engines started at an early age with racing go-karts in the school parking lot in Arcadia. His passion and skill for racing led him to the national level competitions in karting.
Once his racing days were done, Ken became a general contractor and used his skills to build houses in San Jose and then in Sacramento.
During this time, his love of antique Indian motorcycles began. Over the years, his collection of antique parts and memorabilia grew. He loved participating in various Indian Runs and the Toy Drives to Sacramento.
Ken had a huge heart – both for his friends and his cats. Ken was a friend to many.
Most recently, Ken bought land in Mariposa, where he designed and built his dream home, complete with a 1600 square feet garage.
Ken Burton, of Mariposa, quietly passed away on Monday night October 16, 2017. He was 68 years old.
Loyal and generous, Ken leaves behind his many friends and motorcycle buddies. He is survived by his brother Rich (Mary Anne) and sister Janet. He was Uncle Kenny to James (Tiffany), Douglas, Christy (Pieter), Macy and Tyson.
He will be remembered with a smile and missed by us all.