From: Cindy Yingst <> Save Address | Headers
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Date : Sat, 10 Jul 2004 18:42:59 -0700 (PDT)
Subject : Kenneth Veth

I am Kenneth Veth's former daughter-in-law. I was
searching for information about him on the Internet
and came upon posts made by Charles Sullivan and Lloyd
Dunton in 1999 when CLG-6 was about to have a reunion.
Both of them were wondering what had happened to the
former Capt/Commander/Rear Admiral.

(I don't know if any of your e-mail addresses are
still valid, but I thought I would give it a shot,
even tho the posts are pretty old.)

Ken married for the first time when he was 55 to a
widow, Dorothy Steffner. They were married for about
20 years until Ken died in 1989. Dorothy, who is still
alive (she's about 90) and now living in Salt Lake
City, had two nearly grown sons when they married,
Wayne Steffner and Dwight Steffner. I married Dwight
in 1982 and we divorced in 1991.

I have such fond memories of Ken. He was a real man's
man and had no affectation about his position or rank.
He had a great sense of humor. When my son was born in
1987, Ken was a wonderful grandfather to him. He
remarked that Ryan was the first baby he'd ever held.

Dorothy's first husband had been a TV producer (He
developed a show called, "You Asked For It," a
precursor to today's reality shows, I think). Ken took
over the business and began focusing on radio. The
business was named Signal Productions, and it produced
short informational radio takes (one or two minute
programs that stations would play between songs). He
sold these to various radio stations. The company was
in Hollywood and he continued working there until he
died at age 75.

He and Dorothy lived together at times and separately
at times during the time I knew him. Most of the time
he lived in Rancho Palos Verdes, but he also spent
some time with Dorothy in Mission Viejo and in Saint
Helena, Calif.

I hope that is helpful to you.
You can contact me at:
Cindy Yingst


I have gotten some very nice e-mails already from
people who served under Ken. I'm sharing them with my
son, Ryan, who didn't really get much of a chance to
know his grandfather as he died when Ryan was 2.
I'm glad I was able to be helpful and fill in some

--- sam <> wrote:
> Cindy,
> Thank you for the information about Captain Veth. I
> will place your email letter for others to read.
> Many return to these pages of the Providence Website
> to reminesce about the days of Glory.
> The good Captain is part of the great history of USS
> Providence.
> Thanks again,
> Sam