Dec. 21, 1933 - Aug. 15, 2010
Kevin James Wyckoff, born Dec. 21, 1933, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, went to be with our heavenly father at his home Aug. 15, 2010, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Beatrice, Neb., and lived in the Tri-Cities for 44 years. He met his best friend, life partner and loving wife Fay in 1947. They were married in 1952 in Walla Walla and enjoyed 58 inseparable years together.
He worked at Hanford 1100 area as a mechanic for 21 years and retired from there in 1992.
He loved camping, fishing and traveling in their motorhome. They spent many cold winters in warm Arizona together with friends and family.
He was an excellent handyman and he could fix or build just about anything you could imagine. He was a wonderful provider and he had a way of making you always feel safe, when you were with him.
He had a great sense of humor and he could always liven up a room with a quick wit joke or a funny story.
He was a firm believer in the Lord and an active member at Faith Assembly Church for over 40 years.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Albert Wyckoff and mother, Ida A. Wyckoff; his sisters, Shirley Bragg, Lillian Stading, Roberta Davis; brothers, Charles Wyckoff, Norman Wyckoff, Robert Wyckoff and Roger Wyckoff.
He is survived by his loving wife Fay Wyckoff; brothers, Keith, Loren, Rollowayne, Ray and Gary Wyckoff; children, Bekki Winters, Brenda (Monte) Brady, Bobbi (Mike) Davis; grandchildren, Kristofer (Patty) Winters, Rosie (Jason) Guin, Angel (Wess) Maki, Sybil (Todd) Smith, Syrina (Mike) Moore, Sylvia Brady, Monte Brady, Stewart (Amalia) Johnson, Tina Davis; great-grandchildren, Riley Winters; Jonathan Guin; Kylee, Lillian, Abigail and Brayden Maki; Payton, Gavin and Madelyn Smith; Austin, Jackson and Owen Moore; Damyan, Analy and Alonso Johnson; Marce, Nasiele and Orion.
You will be sorely missed, our loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
Please join us for a celebration of his life at Faith Assembly on Road 72 in Pasco, 11 a.m, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Faith Builders at Faith Assembly, Road 72 in Pasco, attn: Rev. D. Strong.
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God has laid you see.
I took his hand when I heard his call.
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found the peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts, and peace to thee-
God wanted me now, He set me free.