Kevin Precht Owner/Funeral Director
Kevin is proud to be a third generation Funeral director, and funeral home owner. Prior to becoming a funeral director, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance from the University of Washington. He then pursued the completion of the course work involved in earning the Associate of Applied Science degree from Apahoe College, Mortuary Science program. He completed all course work in 2003, and obtained his Washington state licenses in funeral directing and embalming. He and his wife Julianne have three school-age children, and they enjoy spending time at Lake Chelan and traveling with their kids.
Bea White Funeral Director
Bea was raised in Buckley, Washington where she graduated from White River High School. She married her husband Mike the same year she graduated which is when they made the decision to move to Grant County in 1999. They have four children; Samantha, Devon, Haley, and Skylor, and one grandchild; Addison. Bea attained her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Jones International University in June 2014. She also completed her associate degree through Arapahoe Community College in Mortuary Science in August 2017. She is active in the community and is a member of the Ephrata Rotary Club. She is on the committee for the Youth Parade, the Rim2Rim Tournament, and also delivers dictionaries to third graders in Soap Lake. Getting kids active and bringing quality of life to the community is important to her. She began working at Nicoles Funeral Home in July 2011. When she is not working, her time would be spent with her family, gardening, camping, fishing, swimming, or participating in community events.
Jeff Allen Cemetery Caretaker
Jeff was born and raised in Soap Lake. He attended Ephrata schools and graduated from Ephrata High School. Jeff and his lovely wife Erin have 5 children; Sam, Bryon, Kristina, Brook, and Cody. He was employed with the city of Ephrata as a foreman of the parks and cemetery for 27 years. He enjoys camping, boating, and spending time with his family and grandkids. Jeff began working for Nicoles Funeral Home in May 2015 and began working for Kayser's Chapel and Guarding Angels in February 2019 full time.
Floyd Wilks Staff Associate
Floyd Wilks, born in Spokane, Washington in 1951, educated and raised in the Spokane area, and graduating form Mead High School in 1969. He married Sharon Everts from Spokane Valley in 1971 and they have three grown daughters and one granddaughter. Floyd is an ordained Minister in the Church of the Nazarene since 1984. He has served as Youth Pastor in Spokane from 1973-1980, in Heppner, Oregon as senior pastor from 1980-1986 and the Moses Lake Church of the Nazarene since August 1986 to the current time. Floyd has served the Moses Lake community through the Moses Lake Police, Samaritan Hospital, and Columbia Basin Home Health and Hospice Chaplaincy. Floyd has been with Kayser’s Chapel of Memories since 1986.
Richard E Willis Staff Associate
Richard was born and raised in Seattle. As a young man, he was involved in a variety of work situations, including architectural drafting and commercial fishing. He then became a military policeman, which led to an eleven year stint as an investigator. Somewhere in there, he found the time to get a degree in Business Administration from Brigham Young University. He opened an architectural business 28 years ago in Moses Lake and continues to operate that business. He has been a Bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a Bishops’ Counselor for several years.
Richard met his wife, Vivian, while he was in the military. She is from Decatur, IL and is the receptionist at the high school. (You will never meet a more pleasant lady, unless it is Ronda Kayser.) Richard and Vivian have been blessed with five daughters; Amy, Jaycie, Carey, Brittney, and Kammie, and one son, Brayden. Amy and Kammie are elementary school teachers; Brittney is a professional photographer and Carey is a real estate professional. Jaycie is studying to be a dental hygienist. Brayden is studying to be a medical doctor. The children are scattered around the west coast. All of the girls are married and have blessed the family with wonderful sons-in-law and with nine grandchildren. Brayden is too occupied with school to think about marriage.
Denise Flinn Office
Denise and her husband Brent, originally from western Washington, moved to Ephrata in 2015. They have three children, Alexis, Tim and Kylie as well as four grandchildren. Denise enjoys camping and spending time with friends and family.
Pat O'Leary Care Counsellor
Pat has spent his career helping and serving people as a pastor. He spent thirty years in Auburn Washington as a community builder in conjunction with the Mayor’s and the churches.
Pat states that his love for people is the cornerstone of his work. Pat married his wife Bobbie in 1975 in Moses Lake and has four children and four grandchildren. Pat and Bobbie enjoy the small town, family, a garden and reading. Pat feels privileged to work at Kayser's Chapel of Memories, serving families in this vital role.