Celebration of life next Saturday for Tyler Vance, 1982-2012

November 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm | In Obituaries, West Seattle news, West Seattle people | 15 Comments

Next Saturday (November 24th) at Alki UCC, family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Tyler Michael Vance, who died recently at just 30 years old. Here’s the remembrance shared by his family:

Our beautiful Son, Grandson, Brother, Daddy, Boyfriend, Nephew, Cousin, and Friend, Tyler Michael Vance, born March 27th, 1982, passed away on November 3rd, 2012, in his sleep.

Voted as most “Undeniably Unique” in his class of 2000 West Seattle High School Yearbook, Tyler lived his life as exactly that. Afraid of seemingly nothing, Tyler stood out with a style that could put a smile on your face, a zest for thrill seeking, an indisputable passion for his interests, and a love inside of him that was non discriminatory, earning him at times even the most unlikely of friends.

Tyler also attended Lafayette Elementary School, Madison Middle School and spent some time pursuing an Associate’s Degree at South Seattle Community College. Most recently he worked for the City of Seattle roads crew and has been father to his two beautiful girls whom he loved deeply.

We find comfort in knowing that Tyler rests at peace now, a peace that was not always easy for him to achieve in life.

He is loved dearly.

Tyler leaves behind his parents, Diann & John Rundberg, Shawn & Mary Packard; Grandparents, Dick & Georgia Hutchison, and Nancy Packard; Brothers Ryan, Micah and sister Sarah; His two daughters, the joys of his life Zoey (8), mother Lauren Adams, and Taya (3), with his girlfriend Chevon Moody.

Please come join us all in celebrating Tyler’s life with a service on Saturday, November 24th, from 2-6 pm, Alki Congregational Church UCC, 6115 SW Hinds.

In lieu of flowers, an account has been opened in each of his daughters’ names at Bank of America. You may call (206) 938-1015 for information on donations in their support.

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15 Comments

  1. Shawn, Mary and family. With deepest heartfelt sorrow for your loss, Tom and Jane.

    Comment by jwws — 2:44 pm November 18, 2012 #

  2. wow, is that a shock :(
    i am saddened to hear this and send my condolences to his family at what must be a very difficult time.

    Comment by kumalavula — 3:02 pm November 18, 2012 #

  3. Diane and family, I am so sad to hear about Tyler’s passing. He was always such a nice young man. That wonderful smile could light up a room. Big hugs.

    Comment by Debbie — 8:46 am November 19, 2012 #

  4. What a shocker!!! I remember swimming at there house with Westside Presbetarian Youth Group. So sad. Lots of love and healing prayers to his family and loved ones.

    Comment by Bsmomma — 12:52 pm November 19, 2012 #

  5. Breaks my heart…he was young dad. (((HUGS))) to his family, especially his little girls. :’(

    Comment by WTF — 4:40 pm November 19, 2012 #

  6. This is a complete shock can’t believe this may prayers go out to his family and his children…

    Comment by Sharief Rodriquez — 10:46 pm November 19, 2012 #

  7. My deepest condolences to his family. RIP, Tyler.

    Comment by Helen Johnson — 8:32 am November 20, 2012 #

  8. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and the young children.. RIP, Tyler

    Comment by John Quan — 1:40 am November 21, 2012 #

  9. Tyler was my best friend. We had a bond that couldn’t be matched. He got me into the coast guard and drove me to be a better person. I will always thank him for being Tyler. I miss u buddy!!!!

    Comment by Isaac — 4:09 am November 21, 2012 #

  10. Once a neighbor, always a neighbor… Tyler made himself at home at ours, always with a huge smile :)

    Comment by Eileen de Guzman — 7:07 am November 21, 2012 #

  11. wait?! Are you talking about Tyler Packard?!?!?!

    Comment by tk — 11:29 pm November 21, 2012 #

  12. Thank you for letting Tyler into our family and into our lives. I can’t imagine what you are all going through. It still doesn’t seem real.
    Our warmest thoughts and prayers go out to everyone whose lives Tyler touched.
    Marcus & Karen Moody

    Comment by Marcus & Karen Moody — 9:29 pm November 22, 2012 #

  13. I am so sorry for your loss. This comes as a complete shock. My prayers go out to you and your family. I grew up across the street and will always remember Tyler fondly.

    Comment by Rae Lyn — 6:08 am November 23, 2012 #

  14. Wow. My condolences to the family he was a school friend from all the way back to grade school I just wish I stayed in contact after school

    Comment by Ian bronson — 7:31 pm November 24, 2012 #

  15. Thank you all, for your words of comfort. We had a beautiful service for him, on November 24th. Losing Tyler has left a huge hole in our lives. We will miss him deeply. He was a terrific son, stepson, brother, daddy, grandson, cousin and nephew. Love, His Mom, Diann

    Comment by Diann Rundberg — 9:30 pm December 2, 2012 #

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