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Roderick Arland Kinch

Roderick Arland Kinch

Nov. 21, 1929 – Sept. 2, 2023

Roderick Arland Kinch passed away Sept. 2, 2023. He was born Nov. 21, 1929, at home in Benge, Wash., on a wheat farm.

At age 5, his father, Samuel Crampton Kinch Jr, died of cancer. His mother, Lucille, married William "Bill" Allert in August 1938.

Growing up, Rod spent time with Sonny Lund at Lund Dairy outside of Benge. When he began attending Washtucna High School in 1944, he met Louise Helme-a match made in heaven.

They married in 1950 after Louise graduated, and he began working for her father, Paul Helme, on their wheat farm. Paul died...


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