From what I hear, he had a lot of health problems even as a young child. His parents probably held him a little tighter, not sure how long they'd have with him. That's probably what accounted for him clinging to his father so much...it would be hard.
I"m glad Chuck passed before he did - it would be hard to watch your child die first.
Rest in peace, Kevin. You're always in our hearts. _________________ Michelle
"Of course, I didn’t ask her about cookin’ and such, cause all women can do that."
Thank you for remembering Kevin each year. As a young boy Kevin is often photographed either clinging to his mama or daddy. It seems that Betty and Chuck were attentive and loving parents. I am thankful that they passed before Kevin did, it would be so sad to think of our beloved Chuck going through that kind of heartache.
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Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:53 am Post subject:
Here we are again another year has gone by. It has been 6 years since Kevin passed away.
Kevin Connors, son of Chuck Connors passed away on July 10, 2005. He was Chuck & Betty's youngest child.
The McCain Ranch would like to pay it's respects by remembering Kevin Connors on this day as we do every year for the past several years. May you rest in peace Kevin! _________________ "Keep your 'sites' on The Rifleman"
"The Rifleman hits the 'Mark' every week on abc."
You are welcome Rhody. Think we must have seen the same incorrect information on how Kevin passed away. That's when I tried to find more info on him and think there were some YouTube videos with the other Kevin or tributes to him. Not sure. It's been a while.
It is so sad that Kevin passed at such a young age. Not sure what else causes emphysema, but it would be even sadder if smoking had been a factor in his death as well. _________________ Western Gal
Yesterday, when I was flipping channels on the television,"The Rifleman" came on and I immediately thought of Kevin. I was good friends with Kevin when I was just a teenager. He was the sweetest, gentlest soul, so soft spoken and shy. He was really tall and skinny. He had a crush on me but we were just friends. I was only 13 when we met and he was 17 but what a wonderful kind friend I remember, so I googled him hoping to reconnect on Facebook or find out what he has been up to 40 years later and was saddened to learn he passed away. It's nice that he has a place where he can be honored here.
Bea....how lucky you are to have such fond memories of a good friend. I am sorry that you never had the chance to reconnect.
You must have met Chuck and the rest of the family back when you and Kevin were friends. Do you have any remembrances that you could share with us? I'm sure everyone would love to hear anything you could remember. And thanks for sharing what you did about Kevin.
I would also like to know your memories of Kevin and his father. Chuck must have been a big star at the time. Did you ever get to go on the set of Rifleman? You probably met him after The Rifleman cuz he would have been 17 in 1973. _________________ “Well dog gone if somebody didn’t pull the stopper out of you!”
What a great photo and Kev looks so handsome. He was very very pale as a teenager. Looks like he started getting some sun. He did not have a mustache either. I met all of his brothers but never his father. I don't believe he lived with his Dad in 1973. The show stopped filming in 1963, but it was on after school and I watched often.
We just did what kids did in the 70's. We mostly just hung out and talked a lot. I was very mature for my age because I read a lot of classic literature since I was nine years old. I did not fit in with kids my own age. Kevin had a car so we went to the beach in the summer. Our friendship lasted a couple of years maybe and then life moves on and I never saw him again. I just remember he was always a gentleman and a really nice, well mannered young man who never tried to hit on me even though he had a big crush on me.
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