OBITUARY

Darrin Eugene Kitchen

October 17, 1965May 13, 2018

Darrin Eugene Kitchen 52, passed away the morning of May 13th 2018, peacefully in his home.

Darrin is survived by, his parents Joe and Connie, his sister Darla, his five children Kyle (Erika), Kimberly (Josh), Kayla, Lily, Emma, and his four grandchildren Aisley, Braxton, Braiden, and Kinlee.

Darrin worked hard and loved his job with the Huntington Beach School District. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding three wheelers, and teaching his kids and grandkids how to fix things. He loved his family and was so glad to spend the time he did with them.

Darrin will be greatly missed and is deeply loved by many.

Darrin’s service will be held Thursday May 17th 2018 at noon at Westminster memorial park.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, May 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Rechelle Louis

May 16, 2018

I've known the Kitchen's my entire life. My mom and Connie went to Jr High School together. My oldest/longest memories are of Darrin and Darla. Darrin had a killer Tonka Truck collection as a child...that I recall. He was super fun in Glamis. An excellent mechanic for my VW in the 80's. I could take it to his house and he would work on it while I waited also. He has always been a solid guy. My favorite memory of Darrin is when my fiance was murdered and I needed someone I could trust to pick up the Harley for me and bring it back to the house. Darrin was the guy. Shortly after, it was my birthday and he knew I was really grieving so he took me out to cheer me up!! You could count on him for anything and I'm very sad that his journey has ended so quickly. My love and condolences are meant for all!!

Christy Diaz

May 16, 2018

The first time I met Darrin was on an RV trip in South Dakota. We needed a hose to be installed on our RV, and we were told Darrin was the man for the job. " Hello we just met you, can you work on our RV?" The funny part was he told my husband to go inside the RV and hit the gas. My husband being the new RV owner goes inside and gently pushes on the gas pedal. The next thing we see is Darrin climbing out from under the RV, goes inside and mashes the gas pedal to the floor. Roaring the engine to make sure his fix would stick. The look on my husband's face was priceless.

Richard Hallman

May 16, 2018

I worked with Darrin for about twelve years at Huntington. He was one of those guys that you sought out if your day was getting crazy. A moment with him could give you a respite from the reality of work. He coined the phrase "the moronic stare". I never knew whether he was giving it to me or accusing me of having it. Even though I now live across the country I will miss knowing that Darrin would be there for me if I needed him. Good bye old friend.

FROM THE FAMILY