Greenwood Hills Memorial Bench

(May 5, 2022) Greenwood Hills lost a beloved member of our community in November. Ken Mead was Treasurer of the Greenwood Hills Cemetery Maintenance Association for the last 10 years, and husband of 47 years to the Chairman of the Board, Hattie Mead. If you spend time in the cemetery, you have surely seen him walking with Hattie and their Shetland Sheepdogs, or dutifully collecting the garbage bags, raking leaves, sawing and stacking fallen branches, and innumerable other labors of love to keep this property functional and beautiful for us to all enjoy.

Ken Mead on fishing expedition

The Board is planning to install a memorial bench this year in honor of Ken and Hattie's legacy.

The granite bench is coming from Georgia. It will be will be set onto a cement slab overlooking the Pond. Lettering will be engraved after it is set in place. Look for it to show up later this year, 2022.

Granite bench design

The stone is Georgia Gray and the bench will have black lettering.

Georgia Gray swatch


If you'd like to make a monetary contribution to this effort, there are two options:

  1. A check may be made out to GHCMA with "Memorial Bench" in the memo line, and mailed to:
    PO BOX 80701
    Portland, OR 97280
  2. A donation may be made via PayPal with "Memorial Bench" in the "+Add a Note" section via Greenwood Hill Cemetery web site, or directly via this link: [PayPal]. Enter an amount, and click on Donate with PayPal (you can also use a debit/credit card). On the Next screen, fill in the donation is for 'Memorial Bench'. Thank You.

If you enjoy walking in Greenwood Hills, you can donate any time! Just include 'Maintenance Fund' in your Memo. Thanks.

Bless the Meads and their Shelties!


Text of this blog post was taken from the Spring 2022 Greenwood Hills Maintenance Association newsletter, In Memoriam: Ken Mead (1944 - 2021).

Greenwood Hills Cemetery website [LINK]

Kenneth Eugene Mead Obituary on Oregonian [LINK]

Cemeteries page on Collins View, The Place website: [LINK]

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