Kenneth Anthony Byes
May 12, 1967 - October 14, 2021
Kenneth Anthony Byes, 54 of Midvale, Utah passed away on October 14, 2021 from a terminal illness while hospitalized in Murray, Utah. At the time of his death, he was surrounded by his beloved friends Dot and Jaclyn.Ken was born in St Louis, Missouri on May 12, 1967. He lived in New York, Washington, Colorado, and Utah. He especially loved his young life in Rhinebeck, New York. He served as a Ranger in the United States Army in California.He is survived by his son Kelly Heinrichs (Alexis), four grandchildren Xxander, Riley, Colton and Barretta. His sisters Cheryl (Paul) Kostman, Anita Sjoblom, Linda (Chris) Lamey and a brother Norman Barr.
He was preceded in death by his biological parents Kenneth and Helen Byes and the parents who raised him Dwight and Rosemary Barr.
Ken was a brilliant mechanic and enjoyed owning his own business. His customers loved him because he was so knowledgeable and honest. He cared about people and fixed their vehicles right so they would never be stranded and always safe. There wasn’t a car he couldn’t fix but his niche passion was working on Snow Cats. He enjoyed working for Alta, Snowbird, Park City Powder Cats, and private owners. He was known all over the Western United States for his ability to troubleshoot and fix stranded snow cats on the mountain.Ken was an avid reader with an encyclopedic base of knowledge. He was blessed with a quick wit and irreverent sense of humor that drew people to him. He was famous for his uplifting bear hugs. As a big strong guy sometimes his rough exterior fooled people. It hid his soft heart and extreme kindness. He was a generous man who was much loved and will be missed by so many close friends and relatives.A celebration of Ken’s life will be on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, Utah.
As a tribute to Ken the family requests you make a donation to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.In honor of Ken—do a good deed but don’t get caught.