Kevin, my heart hurts today, we go back a long ways, I didn’t want to believe that you passed, we just texted each other Monday, spoke on phone a week ago. My heart goes out to Theresa, Hilliary; Neely, you loved them endlessly. I met you as a substitute teacher back in 96, and had the pleasure of teaching in your building for the next 12 years. But, our friendship was developed in the Summer months selling fruit, so many, many memories. Your with God now, no more fighting the health issues, and you fought them extremely hard man, RESPECT. Love you Kev.
Kevin was a real gentleman with a fine sense of humor. Always courteous and thoughtful- even out of school. I did not know him long but I will miss him.
Kevin is my little brother. I just want the community that is Galena School District know that he was very proud and happy to be working with all of you. Even though he had not been there a long time, it sounded like you welcomed him with open arms. Thank you so much.
I am sad to hear that Kevin is no longer with us. I have fond memories of him both as a parent (our girls played basketball together) as well as a boss (at GJHS). He was such a good example and I am so grateful to have been hired and led by him. Sad to not see him this side of heaven, but glad I was influenced by him. Thank you Kevin….until we meet again.
-LeeAnne Unruh (VanMeter)
My dear, dear friend. Thank you for blessing us every day!
He was a good, kind man who worked hard every day for our children. He will be missed.
I miss my Daddy 💔, I want him back. He is so loved. “Everyday is a blessing.”
Lots of great memories!
Kevin was an educator for a reason – he loved kids! Kevin and I have been friends for several years. His sense of humor, his commitment to education and his love for his family was second to none. Teresa, Neelly and Hillary he always told me about you 3 and of course Bear whenever we talked on the phone or in person. I loved this man and he will be greatly missed. I could tell so many stories of our adventures but it would take up pages. Just know he was a good man! Teresa, Neelly and Hillary I send my condolences and prayers during this difficult time.
Kevin was special; the world was a better place with him in it…and a lot more fun with his humor and sensitivity. He will be missed. Many hugs and prayers to all the lives he touched and especially Teresa, Hillary, and Neelly.
Godbless 🌹 Sending our prayers and hugs.
Hugs and prayers to his family.
Prayers n comfort.
Hugs and prayers going to his students, family and friends🙏💖
-Jessica Yvonne McGinty
We are blessed to have known and worked with Kevin. He was very supportive and genuinely wanted the best for our kids. He brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. He loved school! Kevin also had the best sense of humor and was always up for a good joke and a laugh! He loved teasing Charlie! We send our sincere condolences to his wife and daughters whom he spoke of often with love and pride. Thank you for sharing him with us in Alaska.
-Claudette and Charlie Green
This man came to Galena not expecting much other than a great adventure. He came to our small community and wanted to make a difference… and he did. He embraced our Athabascan people with open arms. He was a pretty straight shooter, and I appreciated his guidance and commitment to the betterment of our schools. His passing has come as a shock to all of us and I want to send a sincere “thank you” to his lovely family for sharing him with us. Kevin would say “thanks” when he got compliments from me. He would also look over his shoulder and say “you sure you’re talking to me?” I’m smiling because he gave us a better place to serve our students’ needs, and I’m sad because he will be greatly missed.
-Lilly Ann DeWilde
I had met Principal Schott twice this year under less than ideal circumstances. In short, he could have imposed a harsh punishment on my child, but he chose not to. He simply said I don’t want to, I want your child to be in school happy and successful. You truly never know when will be the last time you see and speak to another. Rest in eternal peace good sir.
Kevin was my uncle. When I was out in Colorado, we would go hunting throughout the state. He was in attendance for many on my achievements such as my Eagle Scout ceremony and saw me walk across the stage as I graduated high school. Kevin was passionate about education and the outdoors, he was one of the many factors that made me go into education. I will cherish the time that I spend with him because tomorrow is NEVER guaranteed to any of us! Love you Uncle Kevin and I hope that you are enjoying the heavenly outdoors a bit more!
Kevin worked hard for both staff and students, he will be greatly missed. He cared about educating our students and was welcomed in our community.
-Lynn F Betterton
we miss you
RIP Kevin, it was a pleasure getting to know your amazing personality, your unending spirit of sarcastic happiness was a daily inspiration.
I worked with Kevin in Colorado for three years then kept in touch after he left. I really enjoyed visiting with him and the sunglass emoji he would always send. I just heard about this last week and was shocked and saddened. Kevin truly wanted students to be successful and was a good man. When he was in Colorado away from home, he would drop Bear off at the house so he could hang with Carly and Cassidy. You always learn something from the people you meet in life. I learned a lot from Kevin and I will miss him. Thank you Kevin – for everything. My condolences to Teresa, Hillary, and Neelly, and of course, Bear.
Obituary & Service Info
A celebration of Kevin’s life will be held at Grand Junction High School at 2:00 P.M. on June 19, 2021.
Video tribute can be viewed here.