Kenneth ( Kenny ) Oelrich
Kenneth ( Kenny ) Oelrich passed away at the age of 82 Sunday, October 25th surroundedby loved ones in his Palm Desert home. Kenny is survived by his wife of 58 years Joan Oelrich. His 2 Son’s Wayne, and Ray Oelrich, 3 Grand children, and 4 Great Grandchildren. Kenny owned, and operated “ Kenny’s Shell Service “ in Kings Beach from 1960 to 1981. Kenny was very active in the North Tahoe Little League baseball program, and coached for a number of years. It was a normal occurance to see the bed of his Red Ranchero pickup packed with kids on the way to a game.When not throwing batting practice to the North Tahoe Youth, he could be found on the Brockway golf course on a regular basis. It was rumored he had green golf balls, so he could play in the winter,too. He showed his passion for community by serving on the California State Park’s and Recreation ADHOC Committee for a number of years. He also served on the NTPUD park’s and recreation committee, where he was a large participant in getting Sevison Field Built, and named. He was also instrumental in the building of the North Tahoe Recreation Facility in Tahoe Vista. he North Lake Tahoe Chamber Of Commerce named him “ Person Of The Year “ in 1978 for his activity in these, and other community projects. Kenny was also elected to the North Tahoe PUD board of directors, and served for a number of years. There he pushed for and was proud of achieving the change of Kings Beach to a State Recreation Area, and the conversion of “ The Old Bowling Alley “ to the North Tahoe Event Center. A memorial service will be held at : National Cemetery of Riverside. 22495 Van Buren Blvd. March Air Reserve Base, Ca. A celebration of his life will follow at Elk’s Lodge # 643, Riverside,CA.
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