Chauncy Kuykendall

Chauncy Kuykendall

May 14, 1985 — May 8, 2019

From Richland, WABorn in Richland, WA

Celebration of Life

With deepest sorrow we feel the need to announce that our beloved, intelligent son, brother, dad, family member, and friend Chauncy Ray Kuykendall, died young at 33, Wednesday evening, May 8th in Richland, Washington. He was born in the same hospital where he left us, May 14, 1985, Kadlec Hospital to Dan and Laura Kuykendall. He was a graduate of Hanford High School and went on to Washington State University (Go Cougs) where he earned his Bachelors and then to Eastern Washington University for his Masters. On the day of Graduation in Cheney he received a call from Pearson Education where he worked for several years before moving on to new adventures. Chauncy had an effect on many people in his lifetime.

He had many accomplishments in his life and it started at a young age academically and athletically. Between roller hockey, soccer, baseball, ice hockey (3 on 3 hoops) it seemed like we were always on the road traveling as a family. He made numerous friends over the years and continued throughout young adulthood. He met Michelle at WSU, who later became his wife and they had two sons, Cole Daniel (3) and Cameron Lee (2). After over 10+ years she ended their relationship, although he loved her to the end.

Chauncy will be missed everyday by his mother, Laura Jean, father, Daniel Dean, sister, Jaennae and her husband, Chris Ingebritsen and his sons; his 95 year old Grandma Lorraine Kuykendall from Richland, Grandma and Grandpa Shiflet in Myrtle Creek, Oregon, many uncles, aunts, oodles of cousins, many, many friends, coaches, teammates and acquaintances. Thank you all for being there for him.

We are planning a celebration of his life at Event Center Friday May 31st from 5-7 pm. We will have speakers, a DVD showing  and welcome anyone who would like to share. Instead of buying flowers or plants, please talk face to face with your family, communicate your love, heartache and concerns always.


Guestbook for

Chauncy Kuykendall

  • I had the privilege of hiring and working with Chauncy at Pearson. He was a loyal, funny, sweet soul and I am devastated to hear that he has passed. I wish your family peace and love in the long road ahead. Thank you for sharing your son with all of us. Jenny

    Jenny Maxwell
    June 3, 2019
    San Francisco
  • So lucky to have known Chauncy at Hanford High School. He was a happy young man with a ready smile. I know he made his parents proud in so many ways. Laura and Dan, you will miss him every day. My heart goes out to you--remember the joy he brought to our lives.

    Teresa Knirck
    June 1, 2019
  • My heart aches for all of you. I will keep you in my prayers. May Bright Blessings come to you.

    Margaret (former neighbor) & Cindy Vasquez
    May 29, 2019
    3704 Meadow Beauty Dr. Pasco
  • My prayers go out to family and friends who lost a son, friend and family. I remember him as a fun-loving little student and hockey player who loved life and was respected by other children.

    Karen Brashear
    May 27, 2019
    Pasco, WA
  • The Harrow family expresses our deepest sympathy to the Kuykendall family. Chauncy was a part of our lives during many hockey seasons both at home and on the road. Once a part of our hockey family, always a part of our hockey family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Lisa Harrow
    May 24, 2019
    Kennewick, WA
  • Laura and Dan, words cannot express the depths of our sadness over the loss of Chauncy. We’re so sorry we can’t be there for his service, but know you are all in our hearts and in our minds. He had an impact on so many, and will never be forgotten. Love you all...

    Jennifer Ricci
    May 23, 2019
    Richland WA
  • I miss you pun-kin doodles... I feel sad in my heart and lonely. You will never hurt emotionally again. You will not be sick anymore and you will bring peace to others. Rest in peace little man....Love Momma

    Laura, mom
    May 23, 2019

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