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Kyle Alan Ray

08/09/1982 - 01/15/2021
Service Date: 01/26/2021
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2700 E. Guadalupe Rd., Gilbert Arizona.  
Visitation Date: 01/25/2021
Visitation Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2700 E. Guadalupe Rd., Gilbert Arizona.  
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center St., Mesa, Arizona

Kyle Alan Ray became his family’s guardian angel in Gilbert, AZ on January 15, 2021 at the age of 38. 

Kyle was born in Mesa, AZ on August 9, 1982 to Alan and Jodi Ray. He graduated from Westwood High School in 2000.  Kyle loved spending time with family creating memories from a very early age.  He loved camping, fishing, and hunting with his dad and brothers.  He enjoyed wrestling, cross country, and track in high school.  He has many great memories of spending time with his friends and family during that time, including making pizza’s at closing time, eating Dairy Queen and Filibertos.  He was an Eagle Scout and loved his young men leaders.  Kyle went on to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Mexico City East Mission.  After his mission he was blessed with his children Mari, Celeste and Brad.  He was an amazing Dad and lived for his children, so much so that he had to read bed time stories to them before he drove himself to the hospital with a ruptured aorta in 2011.  He had a wonderful job as a Field Service Manager with Getinge that allowed him to be very involved in their lives. 

In October of 2013 Kyle married his forever love, Becca Penrod.  They were blessed with two more children, Jake and Kylee Noel.  He lived every minute making the best home he could for his family.  He loved being able to drop off and pick up the children from school every day he could.  He loved waking up at 4am every other week to take his girls to the temple.  He loved playing games, building legos, going for runs and 40+ mile bike rides, breaking his ribs while boogy boarding with them, being the cheerleader on the sidelines, the biggest fan at their concerts and performances, coaching soccer, swinging at the park, riding the mini bike and reading story after story (just to name a few things) with his kids.  He wanted to make sure that his children knew he loved them and they were the most important thing to him.  He found so much joy in taking trips with them and was always planning the next vacation or surprise.  He wasn’t afraid to do anything and loved seeing smiles on his kids faces.  We know he watches over us and is waiting for us to join him.  He was the biggest kid at heart and favorite Uncle.  He loved Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and wanted that to be an important part of his family’s lives.  He never met a stranger and he loved serving people. He had an amazing smile that made everyone feel better.   He served as a youth in his priesthood quorum, as a missionary, nursery leader, in the Elders Quorum and Sunday School Presidency, as a Primary and Sunday School Teacher and his last calling, assistant to the Young Women President. 

Kyle will be fiercely missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Becca, his children Mari, Celeste, Brad, Jake and Kylee Noel along with his parents Alan and Jodi, his siblings Chance (Stephanie), Amy Beardall (Nathan), and Bryce (Holly), his in-laws Janet Penrod and Becca’s family as well as many many Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends. 

He is proceeded in death by his grandparents, Norman Ray, Muriel Ray Keyser, Harold Keyser, and Arthur and Norene Widmer and his father in law Kenneth Penrod. 

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 11:00 am, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located on 2700 East Guadalupe Road, Gilbert AZ.  A viewing will be held Monday, January 25, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 9:30 to 10:30 am at that same location.  Interment will be at the Mesa City Cemetery proceeding the funeral.  The funeral will be live streamed at http://tiny.cc/KyleRay

Condolences

  • Jamie and Andy McGinnis

    Some people come into our lives and quietly go.
    Others stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts.and we are never the same. We Love you

  • Laura and Darren Stowell

    I can’t believe his short time on earth is over, but he sure made the best of his life. He was an incredible inspiration of how we should all live. We will miss his examples of love and look forward to the time when we can see him again. We love you Kyle!

  • OMY gosh Jodi!! I have no idea what happened but know that our love and prayers are with you and the family.

  • Bacca i’m so sorry i wish there was some way to help you right , but i know that the only thing i can do is pray . know that there is love and prayer coming from this house

  • Dear sister I served too in México East Misión. I really sorry about your lost but you know is not a good bye is only a see you latter and over all We know the family is forever I send you a huge hug and you hug the gospel is the only thing provides you strength.

  • Gary and Susan Heiner

    We love the Ray family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Nayelli López maciel

    I AM in shock, we served in the same mission. We didnt stay in the same area but he was a great son of God. I hope that his family find peace in this difficult time. My sincere condolences. Sister nayelli López México city.

  • Chrystian Medrano

    My sincere condolences to all the family and that our Heavenly Father comforts you and fills you with the peace we pray for!

  • Terrible sorry for your loss, I worked with Kyle, did not see him him very much, due to our line of work, always enjoyed seeing him at the meetings. I pray God gives his loved ones strength in these trying times.

  • Truly a great man, father, husband and co-worker. Served with Kyle in the Datascope days, and presently at Getinge. He was an example to be followed and will continue to be. My prayers and support are with you.

  • My family and I are so very sorry for your loss.

  • LouAnn and Tom Golackson

    You are in our prayers and just remember all the great times he spent with you all-he was such a great man and loved you ALL so much

  • Lindsey Jenkins

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family in the days to come. Prayers for strength and courage.

  • I had the pleasure of working with Kyle for 7 years and have fond memories of his gentle demeanor and extraordinary talent to fix anything. I was amazed at how many other tech’s reached out to Kyle for assistance. He was a wealth of knowledge and always more than willing to help wherever he was needed. My thoughts and prayers are with you Ray family.

  • So absolutely sad to hear. I worked with Kyle and found him to be a good man and coworker. Prayers go out for him and family.
    Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. 2 Thessalonians 3:16

  • Chris & Wendy Schulte

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Ray family during this difficult time. With deepest sympathies – Chris & Wendy Schulte

  • Jonas "Draco" Spencer

    Kyle, thank you brother. You have no idea how much easier you made high school for me. I didn’t have many friends, but you were one of the two I concidered my best friends back then. I love you, appreciate you and will miss you deeply. I’ll see you some day on the other side, Brother. You were always a good Soul

  • I worked with Kyle for many years with Datascope & Getinge. He was such a good person and it saddens me to hear of his loss. I hope that knowing he is in heaven is some sort of comfort for his family. I will pray for Kyle and his family. God Bless.

  • My condolences on your loss. Kyle’s infectious smile, sense of humor and positive attitude will be missed by all those that knew him. He was a treasure to be around and it was my honor to work and know him. Stay safe and God bless his family in their time of grief.

  • Tabitha Matusiak

    My love, thoughts and prayers are with Kyle’s family and loved ones. I work in the back office as an admin to our service technicians. Although I don’t physically get to see them often, I still feel really close to them all. May you find comfort during this difficult time

  • Dear sweet Becca,
    I wish I could be there to wrap my arms around you and tell you everything is going to be ok. You are such a strong & amazing woman. I am so sorry for your loss and the trials you will have to face. Please know that prayers for you and your 5 kiddos are being sent up to heaven. I love you dear friend! Our doors are open if you ever need a place to get away from it all for awhile. Sending you so many virtual hugs & words of encouragement.
    Zonnie

  • I wanted to take a moment to offer my condolence. I didn’t know him, but after reading the brief words on who he was, he sounds like an amazing person. I send my prayers to your family through this difficult time.

  • Buenos Dios Kyle.
    Kyle was amazing, one of the good ones. Always willing to help and never make you feel inadequate. Kyle was there to help even if he was busy doing something he would drop it and make you feel like the priority. It was not uncommon to call Kyle with a simple question that would turn into an hour conversation. Kyle, we will miss you greatly but never forget you. I know we will see you again in Heaven Brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Adios Kyle.

  • Never had the honor of meeting him, but know our dear Becca would have chosen an amazing man! ❤️and 🙏🏻 to all family and friends! RIP, Kyle!

  • Kyle had a sweet and quiet demeanor and smile. It was a pleasure to have worked with him for almost 12 years. He will be greatly missed. I will keep you all, especially his beautiful wife and children, in my prayers. May he rejoice in heaven

  • My deepest condolences on your family’s loss. Kyle had a great sense of humor and was really a pleasure to work with over the past 8 years. I have many fond memories of him from the National Sales and Service Shows. We had a hoot. It was really an honor to work with him. God bless his family and I will keep them in my prayers.

  • Kyle is the embodiment of what it takes to be a great team mate, husband, and father. Always striving for greatness in each of these areas. It was truly and honor and a privilege to have him as an integral part of the West Region. God bless the Ray family and he will forever be in our prayers.

  • I worked with Kyle at Datascope/Getinge… he was one of the good ones. My heart is broken that Kyle’s not with us any more. My prayers are with his family in these difficult times.

  • Brian D. Osswald

    Dear Ray Family- my heartfelt and deepest sympathy to you. I am very sorry and sad for your loss. Kyle was a great person who will be sorely missed by all of us. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort.

  • Emmanuel Garrido

    I’m so sorry for your loss, I had the privilege to meet Kyle when he first arrived in Mexico City and witnessed firsthand his struggles, his efforts, and his love for people around him, no matter how challenging things seemed. My deepest condolences to his family.

  • Marty Schneider

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have worked with Kyle for several years and enjoyed his magnetic personality. He was always full of energy. Always spoke of his family. He always put everyone first before himself. The young man was truly inspiring. It came natural for him. I would love to share some stories when you are ready to hear them. He left his mark on this world! We were blessed for the time we had with him. He will be missed!! Rest In Peace Kyle!!

  • Kimberly Mulder

    Thirty days ago, I met Kyle for the first time, but I felt like I already knew him through the stories my dad would tell me about this brave and caring man who had a kind heart that was noticed immediately through his gentle smile by everyone he met. You see my Dad Ken Mulder worked with Kyle and called him his friend. He would tell me stories about the good times they had working together throughout the years and visiting each other in NJ and Arizona. In fact, they were together most recently a few weeks ago in New Jersey. That is when my Dad asked Kyle to help deliver my Christmas Presents from my parents out to Arizona since I could not travel home for the Holiday. I was not surrounded by family and it was so nice to have Kyle in my life to bring my Christmas presents to Arizona and keep the magic of the season of giving alive for me. Kyle’s time on this Earth was meaningful, he touched many lives including mine and will be missed by so many. I am thankful my Dad could have someone like Kyle to work with throughout all these years and call him his friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to Kyle’s family and all the lives he has touched.

  • Cynthia Knorr-Mulder

    When you work with someone you call friend you share wonderful memories. My husband Ken Mulder worked many years with Kyle. His warm caring smile and humor quickly revealed his special soul anyone was blessed to meet. We have grievied his loss for many days with many more to come. We could not be with our daughter for Christmas so Kyle offered to deliver her gifts from NJ to Arizona. His passionate commitment to help others was truly an example of his service to the Lord. Our daughter made cookies for him as a thank you. His text back to let us know he delivered the packages was so touching and humorous that we saved it. When we are gone the only essential things we will leave behind are the memories we create and the lives of those we have touched and love. We love you Kyle, you will forever be in our hearts. Our love and prayers to your family and all the lives including ours you have touched.

  • Shelly Gibson Adams

    Becca,
    You and Kyle had to go through some awful things before you were able to find each other which makes all of this seem even more unfair, but as I’ve thought about you and your family so much over the past week, I also think you have always had a perspective not to take each other for granted. You’ve always appreciated each other so deeply that you lived and loved more fully than others could ever hope to. I know that makes the loss feel worse right now but I also think it will be a comfort in time. I remember meeting Kyle for the first time and thinking how perfectly you went together. We hope you know we are praying hard and hurting for you, but I can’t imagine Kyle ever leaving you comfortless-he will be there, if you watch for it. Love you so much, girl-you can do hard things and we are all here for you.

  • We send our deepest sympathy for your loss. You and your family’s comfort are in our prayers.

  • roman and nancy darien family

    Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time and we cherish you as friends and neighbors.

    Roman and Nancy Darien

  • Spencer & Becky Price and Donna Kleck

    We are so very sorry to hear about Kyles passing. May the Lord bless and be with all of the family during this difficult time. We will be keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in knowing that Families are Forever.

  • We have adored you Becca, and loved the light you brought into Kyles life!! We love Kyle and will miss him. May the Lord’s Blessings be with you and your precious children! Love, Aunt Christee

  • I’m so sorry! Families are eternal. My desire is that you receive all that you now need through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer

  • I’m so sorry! Families are forever. My desire is that you receive all that you now need through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer

  • I will miss you Kyle. You were a great friend. I’m glad I got to know you in high school. I wished we were able hang out after high school. You will be truly missed by all.

  • Terry & Peggy Powers

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers reach out to you. May you have the peace and comfort today and in the days to come. Love and Prayers

  • My condolences for your loss. Kyle and I worked together for the past several years. I am honored to have known him as a great teammate and friend. With his passing a huge hole is left in our team and hearts. I will forever cherish the hours of conversations he and I had. Our thoughts and prays are with you.

  • I had the privilege to work with Kyle at Getinge for many years. He was always a great coworker. Willing to lend a hand when he was needed. On several occasions he stopped by my house for something work related and him and I would stand in my front yard talking for way too long. I speak for a many people in our organization when I say Kyle will be missed as a colleague and friend. My condolences to Kyle’s family. Thank you for making the funeral virtual.

  • Stephen and Carolei Phelps

    Sister Ray – our hearts are broken. You and Kyle and you children are such stalwarts of the Gilbert 6th Ward. We extend our love and our hearts to you… and, if you’ll let us, our hands as well, in any way possible. We love you and will continue to have you in our prayers. — Stephen and Carolei Phelps

  • Sending all our love and prayers to you and your little family Becca!!

  • Amy Ray Beardall

    My brother, my friend. Kyle, we will miss you so very much. Our hearts are broken, and we are truly mourning your sudden and unexpected passing. 38 years is not long enough.
    Kyle and I were only 11 months apart in age, so we were very close. We had the same friend group all through high school. We did most everything together. My parents usually sent him along to try to keep me out of trouble, which he succeeded at most of the time. 🤪
    We were amusement park buddies, as we loved the high adrenaline coasters, while Chance and Bryce chose the safer rides. I remember we literally stayed on Space Mountain for at least the whole last hour of the day one time, because it was raining and there were no lines.
    Kyle has 5 children, ages 3 months (Noel), 5 years (Jake), 10 years (Brad), 13 years (Celeste), and 15 years (Mari). He has a beautiful, kind, and loving wife, Becca, who is absolutely devastated at his loss.
    We are so very thankful for the peace that we feel when knowing that because of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we will see him again. Families are forever. ❤️

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