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Vette, Kevin Lynn

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January 29, 1957 - September 9, 2015

Vette, Kevin Lynn

Kevin Vette
Born January 29, 1957
Departed on September 9, 2015

Kevin Vette, 58, died September 9, 2015, with his son Kyle and loving wife Karen at his side in Frisco, Texas just outside of Dallas.

The only comfort that can be found in his sudden passing is knowing that Kevin is in the arms of his loving mother Darlene, father Verl and son Jeremy who preceded him on the path to Heaven.

A memorial service will be held on October 10 in the Denver area.  Details will be posted at a later date.  For now the family asks for your prayers.

Kevin grew up in Wheatridge, Colorado as the youngest of three boys with his parents Darlene and Verl Vette, and his two older brothers Paul and Michael.  Kevin’s dad owned an operated a Chrysler automobile dealership known as “Dodge City.”  Working in the family business made for very close relationships and was a source of great pride for Kevin, just as it was for his dad.  Kevin grew up sharing a passion for cars with his dad and his two older brothers.

On May 21, 1986 he met and fell in love with his wife Karen Bridges who had moved to Colorado from Michigan.  They were destined to find each other and the two were in love from the day they met.  They were married on April 24, 1993 in Bradenton, Florida.  The lived in Littleton, Colorado and later moved to the Dallas area where they developed a large circle of friends including Karen’s work family at Chilli’s corporate headquarter.  Once in Texas, Kevin spent several years working at another family owned Chrysler dealer and then several more years working at the Denton State School for mentally disabled people.  That job, of all, made him the happiest of all his endeavors.  He was a natural caregiver and had just the perfect knack for relating to the residents there.

Kevin and Karen enjoyed a great deal of travel together, but without a doubt his favorite destination was Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  Kevin began vacationing in Cabo in the late 1990s.  Soon, many members of the Vette family would spend that one special “Week 5” each year in Cabo.  Over the years Kevin made many close personal friends in Cabo San Lucas and the Grand Solmar community.  He was an avid deep sea fisherman, always the life of the party, and had the biggest heart on the beautiful beach at lands end.

Karen and Kevin had one son together; Kyle, who is a special needs child.  For the past 12 years Kevin has been a devoted father and full-time caregiver to Kyle.  The closeness he had with Kyle meant the world to Kevin, who many times expressed how he’d do anything for his beautiful son – and he would, and he did.

There are no words that can make this easy to bear, but Kevin would want us all to know he lived his life, his way.  And more importantly he knew what it was to love and to be loved – so deeply, by so many.

Condolences: fond memories and photo’s of Kevin can be posted on Facebook in the “Friends of Kevin Vette” community page.  Please visit the page and leave a visitors post, a photo, a story to share.

In lieu of flowers:  the family requests that you make a donation in tribute to Kevin and his family to a charity very near to Kevin’s enormous heart: Autism Speaks has grown into the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

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Tina Royce

December 10, 2017 12:25PM

I just heard of Kevin's passing he was a dear friend of mine since seventh grade a lot of people he went to school with I don't think knows about his passing but we just want you to know Caryn that we are so sorry for you and Kyle he will never be forgotten. XOXO

Irene Slisinger

October 08, 2015 9:30PM

Cousins Karen and Kyle,

I will be thinking of you both as you travel to Colorado this weekend to say good bye to your dear husband and loving dad. Many thoughts and prayers will be traveling from Michigan to you, your families and your special friends.

God be with you!


Lesli Bernanke

October 07, 2015 10:27PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember spending a lot of time talking with him about Kyle. He always had a warm heart and easy to talk to personality. Celebrate his wonderful life and you are all in my thoughts.

Dondi Gibby

October 07, 2015 12:43PM

Thinking and praying for you all. Kyle was a very luck boy to have is father care for him. Sending hugs!

Ryan Glauser

October 07, 2015 12:24PM

My thoughts are with you and your family Karen! So sorry to hear about your loss.

Nancy Konesko

September 21, 2015 4:49PM

A strong family man who loved his family. He will be missed

Nancy and Flo Konesko

Sandra Peterson

September 21, 2015 3:56PM


I did not have the honor of knowing Kevin but can see he was a very special man especially to you and Kyle. I have been and will continue to pray for you and Kyle and all of your family.

Richard Evans MD

September 20, 2015 9:45PM

Karen all of your in Kevin's family in Denver plus extended family feel your loss. I grew up with Kevin and will miss him dearly. We will see you soon but if any of us can do anything for you and Kyle please do not hesitate to let us know.

Heidi Hibbard

September 17, 2015 11:31PM

Dear Karen and Kyle,

You don't know me, but I graduated from WLW with Janet. I now live in Phoenix. I want to express my deepest condolences to you and your family. My husband passed away suddenly last year so I truly know this pain. My heart goes out to you. I'm so very sorry. Be easy on yourself. Take care.

Cheryl Domitrovic

September 17, 2015 4:22PM

I am so terribly sorry for your loss Karen, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Jennifer Trimmer

September 17, 2015 3:10PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Don Hill

September 17, 2015 1:47PM

I know that there are no words other than I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure he is reunited with Jeremy right now and is getting a huge hug. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kasey McKay-Erwin

September 17, 2015 1:22PM

Karen, I did not have the opportunity to meet Kevin, but know he had to be a very special man, husband and father. My heart aches for you and your son. You are both in my constant prayer.

Kim Nunneley Paschich

September 17, 2015 12:00PM

Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Kyle are in my thoughts and prayers. You are with me everyday literally as you sit on my office ledge off the kitchen on a camel. I hope good memories of Kevin like the one I have of us will get you through these hard times. Much love coming your way from Phoenix.

Gavin Davis

September 17, 2015 7:00AM

Karen and Kyle we are so sorry for your loss.

Maureen and Garrett Doyle

September 16, 2015 10:31PM

So very sorry to hear this news. Praying for Karen, Kyle and all close relatives and friends. RIP Kevin.

Katy Wilkinson

September 16, 2015 4:52PM

Karen you and Kyle are loved by so many. Kevin will be missed dearly by all who knew him.