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Kevin Charles Yoss was born May 10, 1973 to Jim and Marge in Corvallis, Oregon and passed into the arms of Jesus on January 18, 2023 in Lone Tree, Colorado. Kevin is survived by his wife of twenty years Ruth, sons Jacob and Harry, parents Jim and Marge, brother Ken, sister Kristy, and many nieces and nephews. Kevin loved his family and spent a great deal of time with his mom as they struggled through sickness together, with his Grandma learning about her faith, roughhousing with his sister, challenging his brother, spending countless hours caring for Jacob when he was very ill, loving Harry into the young man he is today, and deeply loving Ruth, his soul mate, beyond anything else in this world. Kevin was very proud of his sons and who they have become.
Kevin was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ who valued his family and friends. Many times Kevin said, “Love each other while you are still here and not when you are gone.” Kevin wanted you to know that you mattered to him and it was not for show. Kevin studied the Bible in great detail so that he could deepen his relationship with Christ. His wisdom and strength were drawn from the Lord. Kevin and his family live by faith and trust that the Lord will provide all they need.
Growing up, Kevin lived in California, Indiana, Illinois, and New Jersey. He overcame many adversities throughout his life and took the time to see others from all walks of life for who they were; putting them above himself. In addition to his care for others, Kevin with his sense of humor and sarcastic, direct “Yossness,” called it like it was and didn’t hold back. Everyone knew where they stood with Yoss, no matter of rank or position. If his Yossness bothered you, too bad, it was the truth.
Kevin worked hard and played hard. He loved heavy weightlifting, the highland games, golf, football, buying and selling golf clubs, axe throwing, reading, studying history, flying kites with Jacob and Harry, making family memories playing Wii, playing board games, going to the Broncos, Colorado Rockies, and Christian Concerts. There was nothing that he could not excel in when he put his mind to it, at the same time pushing others to be their best.
His most favorite times were focused on time together with family and friends. Due to his work schedule, he was able to be home with Ruth and the boys the majority of every week. They made memories together during their Make-a-Wish trip to Disneyworld, trips to California, and trips to Mexico to be with family. He loved talking Star Wars, Harry Potter, and building legos with Jacob and Harry. He took to teaching his family about golf and working out at his home gym.
Kevin was all about teamwork. He served as a Deputy for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for 22 years and one year at Lake County Sheriff’s Office in Gary, Indiana. Teamwork was not optional. Kevin expected the best out of everyone and for everyone to work as a team. While serving with amazing Deputies at Jeffco in the Special Housing Unit or in Booking, Yoss was the one you called on when you needed help and the one you looked to on how things should be done. There were no excuses and no exceptions. Get it done and get it done right. Kevin’s teamwork also was evident at home. As he and Ruth teamed up on family responsibilities, Kevin would do the family shopping or take care of errands, while Ruth took care of many things at the house. Whatever was needed, Kevin and Ruth found the way. Kevin’s teamwork also translated into his fellowship with other followers of Christ. At his weekly Bible Study, Kevin often shared insight into Scripture, challenged other believers to live out their faith, and gave godly perspective into everyday experiences.
In the 49 amazing years that we had with Kevin there are countless memories that can be shared, learned from, and cherished. After retiring from the sheriff’s office in 2021, Kevin focused even more on family, his relationship with Jesus, taking up golf, spending time with friends, reading, watching movies, and many other things. He loved reading Scripture, singing worship songs, and learning all he could. As we reflect on our relationship with Kevin (Yoss as many know him), remember the character and integrity that he showed. Remember the care and dignity that he gave to each person he interacted with.
Yoss had a very special relationship with Sean Renfro and Dave Safe. Renfro and Safe also had their life cut short on this side of heaven. There is no doubt that Yoss is celebrating his reunion with family and friends while worshiping at the feet of Jesus together.
A celebration of life will be held at Mission Hills Church in Littleton, Colorado (620 Southpark Drive Littleton, CO 80120) on Monday, January 23, 2023 at 12:00pm.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the Voice of the Martyrs (https://www.persecution.com/donate/) or Samaritan’s Purse (www.samaritanspurse.org/)
John 13:35, “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”