Kenneth Robert Gumm
Kenneth Robert Gumm

January 19, 1947 - May 25, 2017
Born in Detroit, Michigan
Resided in Lakewood, CO
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Kenneth Robert Gumm came into this world on January 19, 1947, born to Kenneth and Margaret Gumm in Detroit, Michigan. He made his transition on May 25, 2017.

Ken grew up on the tough streets of Detroit and spent much of his time living in the housing projects. Although going to an assorted eight different Detroit Public Schools, he went on to earn his BS degrees in Finance and in Economics, and then an MBA in Accounting from Wayne State University in Detroit. Kenneth courageously worked a man's 40 hour week factory job while in his last two years of high school in order to support his mother, handicapped sister and two younger brothers.

He served in the US Army and was a 'mustang', going from Sergeant First Class E-7 to a direct commission of 1st Lieutenant in the US Army Special Forces. That commission was an actual act of the U.S. Congress. He was proud of achieving the honor of becoming a Green Beret.

Kenneth worked as a financial analyst for an energy company before becoming a Realtor in 1978 and has been a leader in his field for 39 years. Ken has been a faithful Unity student and member in the church for over 30 years and generously contributed to many causes in his life.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, his step father, Haskel Gumm, his brothers, Donald and Gregory Gumm, sisters Janice Marling and Sharon Beelby, and his son, Garry Scott McLaughlin. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Susan Gumm. She was his rock and he loved her very much. Also surviving Ken is a sister, Carol Ann Marling of Florida, son Colin (Kimsey) Gumm, daughter Shauna Gumm, nephew Donald (Jennifer) Gumm and their children Donovan and Nicole Gumm of New Baltimore, Michigan.

A Celebration of Life service will take place Monday, June 5, 2017, at 11:00am at Unity Spiritual Center of Denver, 3021 S. University Blvd.

Interment will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge.

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Celebration of Life
Unity Spiritual Center
3021 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80210
Monday, June 5, 2017
11:00 AM