Dr. Bryant K. Kilbourn
Dr. Bryant K. Kilbourn, PsyD, age 32, of Brooklyn, Mich., passed away peacefully Saturday, May 21, 2016, at his home with his mother and father at his side.
He was born Nov. 16, 1983, in Tecumseh, Mich., to Kelvin K. and Karen A. (Rappley) Kilbourn. Bryant was raised in the Brooklyn area and attended Columbia schools. He graduated from Lenawee Christian School in Adrian in 2002. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Spring Arbor University in 2006. Bryant then received his doctorate of psychology from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., in 2011. He worked his internship at the University of Central Florida Counseling Center in Orlando in 2011. In 2012 at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colo., Bryant completed his post-doctoral fellowship. From 2013 until July of last year, he was a chief psychologist at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C. Bryant was a member of the American Psychological Association and most recently lived in West Seattle, Wash., until he moved back to Lake Columbia in April.
Bryant is survived by his parents, Kelvin and Karen Kilbourn of Lake Columbia; aunts and uncles, Willis and Marilyn Kilbourn of Spring Arbor, Mich., Keith and Jeanne Kilbourn of Vidor, Texas, Donna Bradshaw of Fenton, Mich., Russ and Kathy Rappley of Patterson, Calif.; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Romena Kilbourn of Tecumseh and Grant and Mildred Rappley of Mt. Morris, Mich.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation is scheduled for Friday, May 27, 2016, at Heart O’ The Lakes United Brethren Church, 7031 Jefferson Road, Brooklyn, Mich., from 1 to 3 p.m. Memorial Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2016, at Heart O’ The Lakes United Brethren Church with Pastor Tim Flickinger and Pastor Kevin Cherry officiating.
Bryant loved so much the Northwest United States. Attending grad school in Portland and being able to move back to Seattle, Wash., was his real desire. He embraced the natural beauty of Seattle, the mountain views and Puget Sound where Bryant thought these therapeutic. Because Bryant loved the Northwest so much, it is our desire to take him back to “his” home. We are planning a second memorial service in Seattle at some future date where his friends and colleagues from the western United States can come together to celebrate his life, where we can say goodbye to Bryant placing him at rest, spreading his ashes in Puget Sound.
Memorial contributions may be designated to Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Assistance in Healthcare at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America or Heart O’ The Lakes United Brethren Church. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison. Send condolences to the family at www.brownvanhemert.com.
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