Kenneth Lancaster (Bill) was born near Gotebo, Oklahoma, on April 12, 1925, to Sim and Rudell Lancaster.He spent his childhood on the family farm, along with his two sisters, Marie and Dorothy, and attended Lake Valley School. After High School Bill joined the Marine Corps and served his country from1944-1946. After returning home,he attended Southwestern State College in Weatherford, Oklahoma. In January of 1950, Bill married JoAnn Janes in Cloud Chief, Oklahoma. In 1952, Bill and JoAnn moved west and settled in Port Orchard, Washington. Bill enjoyed his employment for over 30 years at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard as a Marine Machinist, retiring in 1982. One of his greatest enjoyments as planting a gardenevery spring, and sharing his bounty with family, friends and neighbors. He would tell his life story to anyone who would listen and made countless friends in the process.