November 26, 2013
Tim Kays went home to be with Jesus on November 3, 2013. He died peacefully at his home of 56 years, surrounded by his beloved family. He had 86
wonderful years of a life well lived.
Timothy Aristides (Kyriacou) Kays was born April 5, 1927 in San Francisco, California where he attended local schools and graduated from Mission High School. He joined the Navy near the end of WWII and proudly served his country for two years.
He graduated from Georgetown College in Kentucky, with a degree in Education. He then earned a Masters Degree in Physical Education at Chico State University.
In 1953 he began teaching at Los Molinos High School in California, where he met the love of his life, Connie Lou Carlson. They were married in 1955 and enjoyed 58 years of a loving, fun-filled marriage. Tim and Connie moved to Grass Valley in 1957 where he began his 38 years of teaching and coaching at Nevada Union High School.
While at Nevada Union, he coached Football, Basketball, Track and Field, and Cross Country. Tim loved teaching. Each day he was eager to go to work and found great enjoyment working with his colleagues and students.
Tim was a true servant of God. He attended Calvary Bible Church for the past 48 years. He taught Sunday School and Children's Bible classes for many years. Tim enjoyed running, fishing, camping, attending any sporting events, and most of all spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife Connie, his children, Tim, Teri (Mark) Heauser, Tracie, Tamra (Chuck) Smith, and Tom (Janell); grandchildren, Jillian (Adam), Jacob, Robert, Kaytlin (Josh), Ryan, Blake, Sean, Brooke, Emilee and Baylie; and great grandchildren, Avery, Ariana, Ellee, Brady, Beckett and Paisley. He was greeted at the heavenly gates by his grandchildren Joshua Maher and Hannah Smith; his parents Aristides (Kyriacou) Kays and Areta Kyriacou; his sister Rebecca Whitcomb and brother Isaac "Harry" (Kyriacou) Kays.
Services will be held Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Calvary Bible Church, 11481 State Highway 174, Grass Valley, CA.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Hospice of the Foothills: 11270 Rough & Ready Hwy. Grass Valley, CA 95945 http://www.hospiceofthefoothills.org/