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OBITUARY

Kyle Cameron Murphy

August 18, 1976July 22, 2020

Kyle Cameron Murphy, 43, of Olympia, Washington passed away on July 22, 2020. He was born on August 18, 1976, to Jerry and Elizabeth Murphy. He graduated from Olympia High School in 1995.

He and Sara Murphy-Games met in 1996 and created a beautiful life together until 2001. He was blessed by his marriage to Meghan Suelzle-Murphy in October of 2010. Kyle is survived by Sara, Meghan, his three children Madison Karolina (23), Victoria Elizabeth (7), and Cameron David (4), his father Jerry, his aunt Maryann (Mike), aunt Janice, his siblings Chris (Jen), Eden and Kieran, his nephew Jordan (Malyse), his nieces McKenzie and Serenity, his great nephew Jude, cousins Janys, Mike and Bill, his dog Charlie and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth and his uncle Mike and his aunt, Trish.

A charming and charismatic soul, Kyle had a way of making people smile wherever he went while building community around him. Throughout his life, he dedicated himself to the restaurant industry. He managed several restaurants throughout Thurston County, acted as a consultant for restaurant owners, and in the later years of his career thrived as a sales associate for Sysco. If you knew Kyle through his work, you would describe him as dedicated and enthusiastic team-player who was committed to supporting his customers and connecting with everyone he met. Whether that was personally driving over an order of groceries or "making it happen", to have Kyle as your rep meant he had your back.

Beyond work, Kyle loved attending sporting events, everything from spring training in Arizona to see his beloved Brewers to Seahawks games in Seattle, Kyle loved watching sports. Winding down, he could be found relaxing on the couch playing golf crush, singing around the house, or maybe enjoying another Milwaukee Brewers baseball game. He loved to explore new places on his motorcycle, adventure was in his blood.

Above all else, he lived to spend time with his children. If you asked him what made him happiest he would say it was watching his children grow up. Whether he was riding bikes with this kids, ice skating, or playing catch in the backyard, you could see the love he had in his heart shining brightly through his beautiful blue eyes and warm smile. He loved to enjoy the best of life and always tried to make every experience an adventure for whoever he was with. Jim Morrison said, " A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself", and for all who knew Kyle this embodied the loyal friend and family member he was. A loving father, a friendly neighbor, a caring friend, Kyle was truly a special person to spend time with.

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Dan Gleason

August 3, 2020

I first met Kyle when he just had started with FSA and was one of his 1st accounts in ocean shores.... We hit it off right off the bat close to same age and just the love of the business.... We have stayed in contact and have talked soften about lice and what I was gonna do next.... He always pushed me to be a better person and chef and I loved him for that.... He will be greatly missed by all

The Cains

August 1, 2020

Kyle was one of the first little friends we met when we moved to Olympia in 1984. Always our son Chris’s good buddy. I remember sleepovers, little league, general St. Mike’s mischief, proms, many good times. In later years, when we would run into Kyle at one of his restaurants, I’ll never forget the sparkle in his eyes when he talked about his kids. He was a dedicated and proud daddy. The world has lost a little bit of sunshine, Kyle. You’ll be missed more than you could ever know. Love to you and your dear family. The Cains

Tonya Schwen

August 1, 2020

A very kind soul he will be dearly missed

Ross Eddins

July 31, 2020

It goes without saying how devastating the passing of Kyle is. But I said it anyway. Myself and my family have been friends of the Murphy family for many years. I had the pleasure of working with Kyle in the restaurant business and also being able to enjoy his presence at Murphy social gatherings. He was entertaining, to say the least. Witty, educated in his dialog, hilarious, and definitely a smart ass! Impeccable work ethic and a off the charts amazing bartender. That does not even compare, though, with how absolutely wonderful he was as a father. Great family guy, and I know how hard that is when you work the kind of hours he did. The last time I saw Kyle was at Target in West Oly a little while back. He saw me first and and called my name. I turned around and it was Kyle with his two beautiful children. We had a nice conversation, I got to introduce myself to them, and they introduced themselves to me! So polite and cute. My last memory of that chance meeting was that I put my hand on Kyle's left shoulder and said to his children, "You have an awesome Dad" They smiled and it was a really warm experience. You did great, Kyle. Thank you so much for being who you are. You ROCK! Love always, Ross Eddins.

Jane Harnagy

July 30, 2020

To Kyle's family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Such a lose for all of you. Kyle was the best, and I so enjoyed the days he had time to hang and chat in my kitchen. He always had some news about all the kids. My oldest is close in age to Madison so we often had similar kid & parenting moments to share. And, when little Victoria and Cameron came along, he always had tales of their mischief. It was clear he was enjoying doing little kid things again just as much as he was enjoying seeing his oldest grow up.

There was NO DOUBT how much love he had, and how proud a dad he was. You couldn't not notice.

We will miss him dearly and are so sorry for your loss.
Jane & Bob Harnagy

Andy Austin

July 29, 2020

Entering St. Mikes in the 1st grade, Kyle was one of my dearest childhood friends, grades 1-8. I remember riding bikes, playing sports together & sucking all the huckleberries off the bush at Jerry & Liz’s at the time. Kyle was always optimistic easy going, and fun to be with. I look down at the scar on my shin from his plastic cleat that I received in a pick up game of tackle football at LBA Park as a tear rolls down my eye. Too soon, all my thoughts and love to his family and friends. You will sorely missed my friend, see you on the other side ❤️

JanAi Roberts/Lundquist

July 29, 2020

I'll never forget him joking around with us girls while we were over for slumber parties with Eden, or him using so much Sun In in his hair during the summer his hair would turn white, or the city bus rides home from St. Mikes. I always wished my rides were as short as theirs. You were a great brother.

Kurt Mueller

July 29, 2020

I grew up with Kyle on the same street in Olympia. I have a lot of memories, having been good friends with him from childhood all the way up through high school. He actually got me the first jobs I ever had - as a stockboy at a shoe store downtown, and later busing tables at a cafe. He had a strong connection with music and I distinctly remember a Jim Morrison poetry album that we would drive around and listen to. He also had an uncanny ability to learn different languages - we were in high school German together and he easily picked it up without any need to study. He was a good stickball player too. There are so many other things. I'm really sorry to hear of his passing, and regret that I had fallen out of touch with him over the last twenty years. Also, while they might not post anything here, I'd like to let readers know that there are many classmates from Olympia High School class of 1994 and 1995 that are deeply saddened by this. Thank you to the family for writing this obituary - it is a really good description of who he was.

Sincerely,
Kurt Mueller, Seattle, WA

Jack Harris

July 28, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Kyle at Food Services of America, in fact I hired Kyle at the urging of Kathy Stevenson Loes who was convinced that Kyle would be a great addition to our team—and she was right. Kyle was a tireless worker for his customers—so much so I tried unsuccessfully to get him to not put in as much time and effort on taking care of his customers and taking more time for himself, but Kyle would have nothing to do with that and he was extremely dedicated to his customers. I have many fond memories of Kyle , our time together at Food Shows, playing golf, and working together at the coast. My you Rest In Peace Kyle and my deepest sympathies to Megan and the kids and everyone else in his family.
Regards,
Jack Harris

Scott Jones

July 28, 2020

I was so sad to have heard about Kyle's passing. We worked together for several years, everything in his obituary is spot on. Warm, loving and way too young to have passed on.

My condolences to ALL of his family.

Scott

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