KENNETH GIVENS DDS Kenneth V. Givens DDS, age 84, of Las Vegas, passed away Feb. 12, 2014. Ken was born May 7, 1929. in Elk City, Okla. After graduating from high school in Richmond, Calif., he honorably served in the U.S. Air Force
and attended the University of Southern California, before graduating from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1959. He opened his dental practice in 1960, which he enjoyed until he retired after more than 40 years of doing what he loved most -- helping and "entertaining" his patients. Ken was past president of the Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas and a Boy Scout leader for his two sons, Michael and Mitchell. He also served as president of the Clark County Dental Society from 1964-1965. Ken was a compassionate, gentle man who spent his retirement years working on his computer, enjoying family, friends and events at Linda Rankin Givens Elementary School. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Givens; sons, Michael (Celia) Givens, Mitchell Givens; stepdaughter, Michelle (Randy) Jenkins; stepsons, Michael McDonald and Donald (Jill) Prunty; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Houston; sister-in-law, Barbara Rankin; grandchildren, Alexander and Jessica Givens, Marissa and Lance Moesser, Montana Jenkins, Morgan McDonald, and Jacob, Brandon and Tiffany Prunty; and many relatives and friends. A reception celebrating Ken's life will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the Palm Mortuary Hospitality Center, 1600 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas. His final resting place will be at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Boulder City, where a private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Linda Rankin Givens Elementary School, 655 Park Vista Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89138, a place near and dear to Ken's heart.