Kenneth A. Slider
Ken was born in West Virginia to Harry & Jane Slider on 8/21/51, the 2nd of 4 children. Harry was a career Air Force man. The family lived in many different places throughout the United States before finally settling in Santa Barbara in 1966.
Ken was very ambitious and adventurous. He was a world traveler, visiting many countries in his lifetime. He loved Thailand and spent many years there. It is in Thailand where he met and married his beloved wife, May.
Ken was a building contractor/developer and also lived in Austin, TX for many years where he completed several projects and made lifelong friends. In the latter years of his life he called both Austin and Santa Barbara home, while also returning to Thailand often.
Ken was diagnosed with cancer and passed away only a couple of months later on 1/16/19 with his dear May at his side in Santa Barbara.
Ken was preceded in death by his mother Jane Slider, father Harry Slider and brother Robert Slider. He is survived by his wife May of Santa Barbara, daughter Courtney Slider of Santa Ynez, sister Lynda (Dean) Vent of La Quinta and brother Michael Slider of Santa Barbara, along with numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends. He will be remembered and missed by all that knew and loved him.
A service will be held on February 2nd at 10 A.M. at Welch, Ryce, Haider, 15 E. Sola St., Santa Barbara, CA. All are welcome to attend.