KYLE JEFFREY CAREY ~ Class of 1999
June 15, 1980 - March 1, 2012

Kyle Carey - recent

Kyle was born June 15, 1980, in Spokane to parents Bryan and Janet Carey. He left this world too soon at age 31 on March 1, 2012, in Kennewick.

Kyle grew up and lived in the Tri-Cities for most of his life and spent a year in Coeur d'Alene, ID. He attended Richland High School with the class of 1999. He worked at Starbucks for 10 years, as a pest control technician with Alpha Ecological for 1-1/2 years, and most recently as a manager for Subway. One of his outstanding talents was the ability to sell you anything you did not even realize you needed or wanted.

Kyle lived life with a passion. He had an amazing artistic talent for creating his visions on paper. He loved creating and cooking up masterpieces for his family and friends. He enjoyed role playing, music, martial arts, and all living things. He has always brought home strays whether it be people, snakes, lizards, frogs, bats, raccoons, birds or any other living thing. He had an affinity for wildlife. He was fueled by his passion for learning and his love of family. There was very little that you could ask Kyle that he wouldn't have an answer for.

The pride and joy of Kyle's life were his children; his daughter Serenity Fey Trouble Carey, his little munchkin who just wants to hug her daddy's neck one more time, and his son, his little buddy, Kahless Logan Carey, his "awesomeness". He was a wonderful father who loved teaching his children all about the wonders of the universe and the miracle of all living things. He was always amazed at having such beautiful, talented and loving children.

Kyle is survived by his daughter, Serenity-Fey Carey; son, Kahless Logan Carey; the love of his life, Holly Barnes; his mother, Janet Carey (Richland); father, Bryan (Penny) Carey (Richland); sister Amy (Will) Fannin (Richland); brothers Nick (Laura) Carey (Kennewick) and Noe Carey (Richland). Also surviving and mourning his loss are his grandparents, Luther and Grace Rogers (Kennewick), Carol Carey (Benton City); and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Jennifer Marie Carey, and his paternal grandfather, Charles Carey.

Kyle "Hardcore" taught us many things about life and living. He entertained us with his unique sense of humor and showered each of us with love and compassion. He loved to have a good time, party and dance; yet he was always there with a ready shoulder to lean on in the hard times. A piece of each of us has left this earth with Kyle. We will hold onto the memories of the good times to help us get through. "Rock on, Kyle, fly free with Czar-Czar and be free of the pain."

A memorial service was held on March 9, 2012, at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home Kennewick. Please join us in sharing your thoughts and memories of Kyle as we have one last party to celebrate Kyle's life.

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