Kenneth Ray (Digger) Hash


Ken passed away peacefully with family by his side at Sutter Rsvl Med Center. He was born 7/12/59 in Tulare, CA, and moved to Auburn with his family as an infant. He loved Auburn and considered himself an Auburn Native…minus a few months. Ken worked for the Auburn District Cemetery, at a job that was initially temporary, but with his plumbing and people skills he found it a good fit and stayed for 40 years. Ken loved Auburn and all events in our community, and he enjoyed helping with the Annual 4th of July celebration in Old Town. He was a proud member of the Auburn Volunteer Fire Department Hook and Ladder Company #1 for years, fighting fire in his youth, leaving the hard work for the young’uns as he got older. He was instrumental, and proud to lend his skills in the rebuilding of Hook and Ladder Company’s historic 1914 Buick Fire Truck housed in Old Town. He loved fishing and was a member of the 4Q Fishing Club and enjoyed fishing in many of our area lakes, and he would often accompany his great- nieces to the Annual Fishing Derby at Regional Park where he helped perfect their casting skills. Ken is survived by his wife, Claudia Buckley and her children Jennifer Martinez and Kenneth Bickel. His sister Sally Lloyd, his brother in law/ best friend/ fishing buddy and Tim Lloyd. He also leaves two nieces Kristen (Lloyd-Lindholdt) and Laura (Croft) and their children and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Hash and Dottie Hash Lloyd. A kind hearted and gentle soul he will be missed terribly by all who knew him. Please consider becoming an organ donor to give the gift of life as Ken has done.

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