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Kevin Connors passed away on July 10, 2005

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:26 pm    Post subject: Kevin Connors passed away on July 10, 2005 Reply with quote

Gee guys, sorry I'm late on posting this, I just happened to look down at my calendar and I noticed I never posted Kevin's passing as I always do, sorry!

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 remember Kevin Connors on this day as we do every year for the past several years.  May you rest in peace Kevin!

This is a picture of Chuck & Kevin when Chuck was building the boys a treehouse.  Kevin seems to cling to Chuck in a lot of the pictures that I have.

Kevin was born on June 9th, 1956.  He was 49 years old when he passed away.  I still remember the day when I got the phone call from a friend of mine, who also has passed away since then.  What a shock!




May you rest in peace Kevin!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michelle P. wrote:
I"m glad Chuck passed before he did - it would be hard to watch your child die first.


I share your sentiment.  And you have no idea how hard it is.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice that he is remembered on here. I live every day to its fullest. Just dont know what tomorrow may bring.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I live every day to its fullest. Just dont know what tomorrow may bring.


Me too!  Some days fuller than others!  
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Every day is a gift from God.  Enjoy the present, tomorrow is never guaranteed.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Jules this is excellent!  How true!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know what led to Kevin's passing?  I recently read on the web that is was a car accident.  Is this true?  Whether it was or wasn't it was truly tragic,  as he was so young.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Does anyone know what led to Kevin's passing?  I recently read on the web that is was a car accident.  Is this true?  Whether it was or wasn't it was truly tragic,  as he was so young.


No it was not a car accident.

His passing was due to his health.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for clearing that up Cowgirl.

It is so sad that people start up such false rumors and when others see it in print they take it for the truth.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a link with additional information on Kevin, the ranch and Cowgirl.

http://themccainranch.myfreeforum.org/about5365.html

Think the Kevin Connors who passed away in a car accident was a rap singer.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link Western Gal.  Poor Kevin, he sure did have some health problems.  What a shame...he was so young.  As it has been said before...I am glad though that he passed after Chuck and Betty.  

What you said about the rap singer makes sense...the report I read said he had just come  out of a recording studio and was picked up by his girlfriend when their vehicle was hit.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

Sending you love Kev . . .
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bea, first of all, I’d like to welcome you to the forum!

You posted such a touching story of your friendship with Kevin; my heart went out to you. I’d like to hear anything you may remember about Kevin and his family.

You may enjoy this photo of Chuck Connors with his sons the day of Kevin's Wedding ~ from left to right: Steve, Jeff, Chuck, Kevin and Michael.

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Bea for telling us about Kevin.  What nice memories you have.
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You are most welcome


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