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Kenneth M. Eyer, M.D., 92

| April 21, 2021 1:00 AM

Kenneth M. Eyer, M.D., passed on April 9, 2021 at the age of 92, surrounded by adoring family. 

A University of Washington graduate, he practiced cardiology in Seattle with a talent for diagnosis. Thriving on the challenges of Emergency Room work,  he acquired a reputation for solving difficult cases.  Respected by his peers, he was voted chief of staff at Providence Hospital. Always pushing boundaries of established knowledge, he wrote articles for the medical community up until a week before his passing. 

A jazz fan, he loved music and fast sports cars. He played trumpet, piano and vibraphone.

He and wife Sally retired to Idaho in the 1980s, where they had a large home built to handle multiple visitors. They hosted retreats for spiritual studies and Hospice workshops. He wrote a book about his fascinating life experiences called “The Heart: Pathway to the Soul, A Cardiologist's Quest for Truth.”

His life was adventurous, full of humor and endless learning. He and Sally both chose full body donation as a final gift to science. 

He is survived by a sister, Janet Wheless; four children, Mark (Madeline) Eyer, Keith (Cecilia) Eyer, Nancy (Tim) Farrell, and Kathy (Gordy) Robinson; five grandchildren, Nicole (Jimy) Black, Justin Maloney, Ben Eyer, Aurielle (Logan) Buermann, and Alexandra Trejos; one great-grandchild, Vaughn Black; former daughter-in-law, Barb Hall; numerous step-grandchildren; and dear friend, Theodosia (Teddy) Greene.  He was preceded in death by Sally in 2016. 

Thanks to Hospice and the Black family for their tremendous love and care in his final days.

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