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Kevin Lamar "K7RX" NATHAN

Kevin Lamar "K7RX" NATHAN

Kevin was born October 21, 1953 in Pocatello, ID. Kevin graduated from the Idaho State School for the Deaf and Blind, and graduated from Boise State University. Kevin had been totally blind since the age of two; it was normal for him. He worked for the Department of Services for The Blind in both Seattle and Tacoma. He was most recently a Youth Transition Specialist; helping visually impaired teenagers adjust to high school, and helping them to choose a path in life after high school. He has also helped visually impaired senior citizens with life skills to adjust to their new visual limitations. Prior to moving to Washington, Kevin worked at the Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired for many years. He devoted his adult career to helping other visually impaired people have a normal life. What ever they needed, he fought for them to the best of his ability, and encouraged them to realize they had no barriers. Kevin had been a ham radio operator since he was 13 years old. It was a lifelong hobby that opened up the world to him, and he loved it. Kevin had a love of music, and sang with the Boise Master Chorale for many years. He was very active in the church choir as well. Kevin is survived by his wife Kathy Nathan, children Dennis (Vanessa) Nathan, Emily (Jacob) Coleman, and Nick Nathan, stepchildren Jeff (Janie) Richmond, and Jennifer Richmond, and grandchildren Kayden, Sawyer, and Rhylie Coleman. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, December 2nd at 2:00pm at Calvary Lutheran Church in Federal Way.

Published in The Seattle Times from Nov. 28 to Nov. 29, 2012
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