Kurt Brian Stough passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on August 23, 2020 in Kelso, Washington. Kurt was born to (Stella) Marie Lehman Stough and Donald Chapman Stough on October 18, 1958 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was raised in Missouri and enjoyed spending some time in Arizona as a child. Kurt made Chico, California his home for most of his adult life.
Kurt had a passion for riding bicycles and owned multiple bicycle shops over the years. He is credited with introducing the first pedi-cabs to Chico over 30 years ago. While in Missouri as a young adult, Kurt won second place in a statewide bicycle race.
Kurt fulfilled one of his dreams when he visited Amsterdam several years ago. He brought a pedi-cab with him and spent an entire month living like a local. He enjoyed the experience and their culture, and always reminisced fondly upon his time there.
Kurt had a talent for remodeling homes. He frequently used his skills to help improve his loved ones’ lives. Kurt could do it all – including the landscaping, electrical, plumbing, painting, and tile work. After his newly remodeled home and all of his belongings in Concow, California were lost to the Camp Fire in 2018, Kurt relocated to Kelso, Washington.
Kurt loved spending time with his children. He was glad to live near his two youngest children, Jennifer and Devin, and would frequently prepare delicious home cooked meals for family dinners. Kurt recently spent a few weeks with his daughter, Kimberly, in Maui, HI. He found the island beautiful and loved the laid back lifestyle there.
Kurt is survived by his brother, Bruce Stough; his children, Tiffany Stough, Brian Stough, Kimberly Stough, Devin Wilson and Jennifer Stough; and two grandchildren.
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, there are no services scheduled at this time. There will be a service for friends and family in a meaningful location at a later date. Until then, the family suggests raising a glass (Kurt would suggest a fine tequila) in remembrance of a great man.
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