Kieth Allan Kiehl |
Kieth Allan Kiehl was born July 3, 1953 at Garden City, Kansas and left this world on December 19, 2012 in Auburn, Washington after a brief battle with cancer.
Kieth was a graduate of South Kitsap High School and attended the University of Washington.
Kieth had a lifetime involvement with the motion picture theater business, his father, mother, brother, and younger sister having been managers of indoor and drive-in theaters in Pierce and King Counties. He spent most of his working life in the theater management business and managed several drive-in theaters in the Puget Sound region and many indoor theatres in New York City. His most recent theater was the Valley Six Drive-In Theater in Auburn.
Kieth had countless close friends in that industry, especially in Auburn and will be remembered for his kindness and his giving and philanthropic nature.
Kieth is survived by his partner of 32 years, Greg Hammock; brother Kevin Kiehl and his children Justin, Jeremy, Joshua and Kyrie; nieces Libya Vogt (and family Joseph and Charlie) and Rachael Caudill (and family Joel, Emma and Paige); aunts and uncles (Wanda Stinzi, Mae Wood, Gail Purdy and Robert Kiehl); cousins Jackie Kiehl and Randy Duval, Chris Kiehl, Cherie Jonas, Ricky and Jennifer Dye, Robin Barstow, Christine and Todd Jonson, Steve Diibon, Dwain Bierig, Rhonda Middleton, Rubin Bierig and several "adopted" family members (particularly David Factory).
Kieth was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Bell Kiehl; sisters Kate Taylor and Karla Kaiser.
Kieth will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A memorial service and celebration of Kieth's life will be announced at a later date. Please contact email@example.com if you would like information on this memorial.
Published in The Seattle Times on Dec. 30, 2012