Kyle Joseph Brecheen, also known by some as Rabbit, was born in Portland Oregon on October 6th 1992 and left this world forever on April 13th 2020, in Portland, at the age of 27.
Kyle spent his infancy in foster care and was found and adopted by his heart family in 1994. He was raised in the Piedmont neighborhood of North Portland. He attended elementary school at Richmond and Alameda. As a child he loved skateboards, computer games, reading every night with his dad and sister, camping, magnifying glasses, mythology, Zelda, and Salvador Dali paintings. His spirit was quiet and gentle, creative and loving. Kyle attended Mt. Tabor middle school, Leep high school, and for a short time Jefferson high school, eventually completing his education by earning a GED. He was beautifully unconventional; a soul guided by free will, a keen sense of humor, a love for adventure, a talent for string instruments and boundless creativity. Kyle was a friend to everyone, he did not pass judgment, he accepted and embraced everyone just as they are.
His adult life was an immaculate web of his own creation, his home was the whole world. He struggled with many demons that he could not overcome in life. His mind was at war with itself, but his heart was huge and filled with love for so many people, from so many walks of life. He will be remembered and cherished for a life free of judgment, hate, or conventional boundaries, a mind that explored the endless possibilities of the universe, and a heart that sought friendship in whatever form it presented itself. His legacy will be a reminder to always stay true to oneself, and to search for meaning with authenticity, gentleness and love.
He is survived in life by his mother Marsha Kyle, his father Cole Brecheen, his sister Amanda Brecheen, his grandmother Bessie Kyle, his aunt, uncles and cousins, his true love Bailey Dee, and by his extensive chosen family who are holding the heaviness of his passing in their hearts. His spirit will find the holes that are left in the hearts of those who loved him.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and current social distancing guidelines, we are not able to hold a service at this time. A service to celebrate his life will be held in the summer and that information will be made public when plans are solidified.
If you would like to make a remembrance in Kyle’s honor, please consider Lifeworks NW, who provide addiction and mental health services. Donations can be made using the following link or address:
Mailing address: 14600 NW Cornell RD Portland, OR 97229
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