Monday, January 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Dad, We Miss You!

Today, January 27th, is my dad's birthday. He passed away a few months ago. It's been hard not having him around and knowing that I can't just call him up or send him a text anytime I want. I really miss texts he'd send to check in. He had such a funny texting style too. Joel and I always used to laugh about how he was a one-word kinda texter. I'd get a text: "hey!" then a few seconds later another one: "how's it going?" I miss those.

My grandma sent me a framed picture of Siena and my dad that I put up in her room. She loves looking at it and telling me that that is her with grandpa Kyle. :)

For my own records I went ahead and added in his obituary:

Kyle Dean Sellers

Kyle Dean Sellers
1962 ~ 2013
Kyle Dean Sellers unexpectedly returned home to his Heavenly Father on September 5, 2013, following a tragic accident in his home.
Kyle was born January 27, 1962 to Arlen Glenn and Mary Ann Sellers in Albuquerque New Mexico. He was the second of four brothers. His early years were spent in New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. At the age of 10, his family moved to Clearwater, Florida where he spent the remainder of his childhood.
He attended Brigham Young University where he received his Bachelor's degree in Business Finance in 1986. He interrupted his schooling to serve an LDS mission in Oakland, California.
He married Julie Wells in the Salt Lake City LDS temple in 1983. They had 3 beautiful children, 2 daughters and a son. They were later divorced. He later married Angelique Lukina and they had one son. They were later divorced. Kyle was engaged to marry Elena Mitchell. No date had been set.
Kyle worked commodities trading, real estate and the finance industry.
He enjoyed life and made people smile. He had a very generous heart.
Kyle is survived by his parents Arlen and Mary Ann Sellers; his children Stephanie Lynn Armstrong (Chris), Kristin Nicole Reichert (Joel), Dallin Kyle Sellers and Sean Sellers; his brothers Terry (Melody) Sellers, Kevin (Rochelle) Sellers, and Jared (Littia Sellers); and his 3 grandchildren. His fun approach to life will be dearly missed by his many nieces, nephews and cousins, friends and colleagues.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 14th at the LDS chapel at 1136 W. 700 S. in Pleasant Grove. Viewing will be held from 10:00 - 10:45 AM prior to services at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Condolences and messages may be left online at

Published in Deseret News on September 12, 2013

Somehow I seem to have lost a ton of my pictures from before Joel and I were married, and unfortunately these were the only ones I could find.

This was from a trip Dallin and I made out to Miami to visit him, Sean and Ang:
These next pictures are from Thanksgiving 2012

And here are a few of my pictures from the funeral. The service was really nice and there were some great stories told. Some new, some old, but all great. Lots that made you laugh, then cry then laugh again. It's going to be hard in the future getting all my uncles together and not have you there to help join in the "brother bashes" that go on. I love how somehow each day you guys were together was usually designated as let's make fun of ___ day!lol Lots of great and funny stories get told. You guys are a lot of fun all together. I do know, that someday we'll get to see you all together again though! I love you Dad!
Uncle Jared helping Cody pick out a flower to have:

Sean, Steph, Dallin and I. It was good getting to see Sean again. It's been too long!
It was nice having my mom there to help support us. She also was a great help in playing the piano for Steph and I to sing. We only had a day to put it together, so it was really nice having a pianist that we'd sung many times before with.
Rachel and Weston also came to support. It was great seeing them. (p.s. if you can't tell, we're all 3 pregnant in this picture..:))
This was from Joel and I's wedding. My dad and Gma:

Here is an awesome voicemail that my sister found on her phone a few days after he passed away. It was an accidental butt dial voicemail and has him singing along with the radio. It so perfectly captures him. It's a great reminder of his carefree way.:) p.s. warning though: it made me smile, laugh, then cry..

Happy birthday Dad! Love and miss you!


  1. I'm so sorry to hear this - what a sad thing for your family.

  2. Very well told, Kristin. My heart goes out to you as I read this. Love you, Sweet Girl!