Kaylyn was born 11 April 1976 and raised in Centerville where she developed the same deep love for her hometown that many of her progenitors possessed. She was blessed with a “believing heart” and became a conscientious example to her three younger sisters and her younger brother. From her earliest years, she looked for ways to make us all feel important and loved. Her childlike prayers resulted in several roadside-emergency miracles (honest)!
While singing alto in the Weber State University Institute Chorale, she met and fell in love with a handsome tenor named Mark LeFevre. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple in May of 1997 and became parents to four remarkable kids. Her devotion to her family remained her highest priority for the rest of her life. Kaylyn was diagnosed with a pernicious and enigmatic autoimmune disease when her youngest child was only a few months old. She spent nearly 17 years battling Behçets Syndrome along with its countless vicious side-effects. Even though she had some good days during that time, she also had too many sucky years mixed in. But she always had a listening ear, a kind word, and a happy smile. She made incredible sacrifices in order to stay alive for her family when most people would have called it quits a decade ago. On Sunday, 28 January 2024, she awoke hopeful and expecting a miracle. Her miracle came when she was released from physical suffering.
Kaylyn loves her family. She loves the temple. She loves the scriptures (especially the Old Testament). She loves taking walks. She loves learning and pondering. She loves teaching Sunday School. She loves tattoos because of the many conversations they generated with doctors and nurses who attended to her during her numerous hospitalizations. Kaylyn cares deeply for people. She is truly prepared to meet the Savior. She even spent the past several years learning His native language (Hebrew) besides spending a lifetime learning His language of love.
Kaylyn was preceded in death by most of her grandparents, but is survived by her beloved Grandpa Ron Randall, the most renowned old codger of Centerville (who she included in her weekly family home evenings until a week before she died). She is also pre-deceased by her brother-in-law Jason Coyle. She is survived by her dedicated, heroic, attentive, cherished saint of a husband Mark LeFevre and her valiant children Jacob, Ethan, Eliza and Alex LeFevre; her parents Randy and Jane Randall; her mother and father-in-law Grant and Darlene LeFevre; Mark’s 3 siblings and their spouses; her sisters Shawna Morrissey (Michael), Anita Coyle, Melanie Stewart (Ravi) and her brother Brent (Danielle Norman) Randall. She is also survived by 29 nieces and nephews, and lots of adoring aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, neighbors and precious friends.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 PM on Friday 2 February 2024, at the Farmington Russon Mortuary (1941 N Main, Farmington Utah). Another viewing will be held on Saturday, 3 February 2024, between 8:45 and 9:45 AM at the Ricks Creek Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1475 North 50 East, Centerville, Utah). Funeral services will follow thereafter at 10:00 AM on 3 February 2024. Interment will be in the Centerville City Cemetery (700 East 400 South).
For those unable to attend, the services will be streamed live on the Russon Mortuary Live Facebook page and on this obituary page below. The livestream will appear 10-15 minutes prior to the service at 10 AM.
We love you Kaylyn. We will miss you every single day. God be with you ’til we meet again.