Apr 222011

Rikki Rachele Williams Kitchen, 30, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, April 15, 2011, in Taylor. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 o’clock tonight (April 22) in the Relief Society room at the Love Lake Chapel in Taylor. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the Love Lake Chapel.

She was born May 18, 1980, in Show Low.

She resided in Taylor where she was raised, until moving to Kanab, Utah. She just recently moved back to Taylor.

While living in Kanab, she met Michael Kitchen and they married Oct. 3, 2003.

Rikki was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was 3 years old and survived many struggles with this.

She always wanted to have children, and it was her greatest joy and accomplishment when she had her children.

Rikki was notorious for remembering everyone’s birthday, and always sent a card or note.

She loved children and was finishing her education to become a teacher.

She was very competitive and no one could beat her at Spoons.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Anthony Kitchen; two children, Kahlan Rachele and Kevin Michael; her mother and stepfather, Eliza and Jim Robinson of Kanab; her father, Mark Williams (LaDawn) of Snowflake; Granny and Poppa, Stella and Joe Williams of Snowflake; her brother and sisters, Candon and Tami Williams of Fredonia, Amanda and Jake Ramsay of Kanab, Tiffany and Josh Cluff of Fredonia and Casey Robinson of Kanab; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins who will always love and miss her.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clarence Loye Willis and Ione Rogers Willis.

An account has been set up at National Bank to help with expenses.

Silver Creek Mortuary of Taylor is in charge of the arrangements.