Jeffrey Randal Kyte|
June 7, 1958 - January 27, 2014
Jeffery Randal Kyte passed away at his home in Portland on January 27, 2014, at the age of 55 following a three year battle with ALS. Randy is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Debi, and their three children, Chad, Courtney and Cullen. Also surviving is Randy's sister Kathy Brannon and husband Scott, brother Ken Kyte and wife Roxanne, mother Virginia Appelo and stepfather Burton, and mother-in-law Dickie L. Manning.
Randy was born on June 7, 1958 to Kenneth and Virginia Kyte in Tacoma, Washington. He graduated from Curtis High School and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington. Randy then went on to receive his masters at the University of Denver.
Randy had an extraordinary career in commercial real estate development, working 20 years in Seattle for Winmar Company, Inc. and then 10 years in Portland at Harsch Investment Properties. Randy excelled in the workplace, with many achievements and honors throughout his career. Most importantly, he was recognized as a hard working, humble and genuine leader amongst his peers. He was loved and respected by all.
Randy loved the people who were part of his life, and his top priority was spending time with the love of his life, Debi, and their three children. His passion was downhill skiing in the beautiful mountains of the Pacific Northwest with his children and close friends. He was an amazing water skier and loved to spend summers at the location he cherished most, his family beach cabin on Treasure Island in Allyn, Washington.
Randy's memorial service will be held at Beaverton Foursquare Church, 13565 SW Walker Rd., Beaverton on Monday, February 10th at 11:00 a.m. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, friends consider a donation to the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of the ALS Association in loving memory of Randy. www.alsa-or.org or by mail: 700 NE Multnomah St. Ste. 1180, Portland, OR 97232; 503-238-5559, ext. 103.
Randy led a life exemplified by Philippians 4:5-9: "Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me - put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you".
Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 2, 2014