1951 - April 25, 2012
Byron “Butch” Keith Kitchens was born Dec. 31, 1951, in Hayden to John and Mary (Rolando) Kitchens. He was raised and attended school in Hayden, graduating from Hayden High School in 1970.
Byron was married to Joyce Gusner and they became the parents of a son, Aaron. Byron was the stepfather to Brian Gusner. This marriage ended in divorce.
Bryon worked as a heating, ventilation and air conditioning technician and at one time worked at Colorado Ute Power Plant, where he was night engineer.
He enjoyed going to yard sales and collecting guitars.
Bryon died April 25, 2012, at his home. He was 60.
Byron is survived by his sons, Aaron and his wife, Casey Kitchens, and their children Lucas and Michael, of Thayer, Kan., and Brian Gusne,r of Crawford; sisters Sue Lewis and Kelly Corson, of Craig, and Lori Foster, of Denver.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Vana.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life was held May 5, 2012, at the home of his sister Kelly Corson.