Kylie “Ky” Kaplanis
"Do you need a hug?"
Kylie peacefully passed away January 20, 2022 at the age of 27 surrounded by her loved ones after a brave battle with a terminal illness.
Born in Salt Lake City on September 17, 1994 to her beautiful mother Tammy and biological father Kenny. While attending high school at Summit Academy, she joined the dance company and graduated in 2013. Kylie was a free spirit and danced to the beat of her own drum by doing what she wanted, when she wanted and how she wanted. She moved to Chicago to start a new journey and lived there for a year in a half before moving on to San Francisco that she loved so much and found joy working as a barista. Kylie made her way back to Salt Lake to start her newest journey filled with family, friends, a new job and loving life to its fullest. Her natural beautiful self, found a strong love and passion for makeup, hair and skin care. She was a sunflower to this world bringing happiness to those around her. We will miss her funny humor, blue eyes, cute dimples and beautiful smile.
Kylie leaves behind her fur baby Baylee; mother Tammy; adoptive father Gerry; sister Brittany (Chris); brothers Josh (Gayle) and Mike (Marissa); amazing nephews Eli and Gabe; cutest nieces Eleonor and Braeya. Special thanks to Solstice and Namaste Hospice, Alisa, April and others who have shown Kylie that family doesn’t always have to be blood. Kylie, you will be missed greatly, always loved and never forgotten.
Friends are invited to celebrate Ky's life on Wednesday, January 26 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 27 at 11:00 AM, also at Starks Funeral Parlor, where friends may view one hour prior to the service. Thursday's funeral may be livestreamed by returning to this site where a "Watch Service Live" button will appear prior to service. Services will be posted later on this site for all to watch on demand.