Kyle Austin Pape Kyle Austin Pape, 20, long time resident of Fox Island, WA, landed in the arms of Jesus on September 1st, 2013. Kyle left this world unexpectedly and far too early. He graduated from Gig Harbor High School in 2011 and was enrolled at Tacoma Community College. He currently worked for the family business, Pape and Sons Const. Kyle had a deep love of family, friends and sports. He was so full of life, and giving of himself to others through friendship, encouragement and a helping hand. A gifted athlete, Kyle loved team sports early on and later segued on to the thrill of extreme sports. Kyle was a charismatic young man and had a special gift for drawing people in everywhere he went. Family members include his parents James and Jeanette Pape, his brother Christopher Pape and sister Jennifer Pape, Grandparents James and Dolores Nilsen, Carmen and Steve White and Candy Pape, Great Grandpa Eugene K. Pape as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Kyle is preceded in death by his Grandpa Gene K. Pape. Kyle was also blessed to have had several second moms and dads out there--you know who you are! A celebration of Kyle's life will be held at 3 pm on September 15th at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, Gig Harbor. Arrangements by Haven Of Rest. Please sign Kyle's online guestbook at www.havenrest.com. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in Kyle's name to the Wings Autism Program at www.bainbridgeschoolsfoundation.com or Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church.
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Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Sept. 10, 2013