On February 16th, 2023, Kym passed away after a 2 year-long courageous battle with peritoneal cancer. She was 64 years old. She was born to Keith and Karma McPhie of Magna. Kym was a graduate of Cyprus High school.
Kym married Ron Chaplin of Tooele in 1977. Although they later divorced, they had three children who they raised.
In 2019, she married Jesse Gallegos of Murray Utah. The family would like to thank Jesse for his exceptional love and care for Kym.
Kym is most remembered for her many years spent working at the Grantsville High School and her work with the Grantsville Volunteer ambulance as an EMT for several years. She loved working on the ambulance and volunteering for the local high school rodeo team, on rodeo nights at the arena.
Kym is preceded in death by her father, Keith McPhie; brother, Craig McPhie; and brother-in-law, Ron Timmons. She is survived by her mother Karma McPhie; sister, Karma Lee Timmons; and her three children: Buck (Jamie) Chaplin, Suzette (Bryan) Rydalch; Dixie ShyAnn (Jesse) Tuttle, and the light of her life--her eight grandchildren.
The family would like to thank all of the wonderful workers and physicians at the Huntsman Center for their many hours of thoughtfulness, care, and hard work that Kym received from them.
Her services will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church at 624 W. Lennox St., Midvale, Utah 84047 on February 21st, 2023. A viewing will be held from 9 am to 10 am with a rosary and funeral mass beginning at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Donations can be made at any Zions Bank under Kym’s name.