Passed away on December 8, 2012 in Roseburg, Oregon at the age of 18. She was born on July 4, 1994 to parents Bryan and Dawna (Pachmayr) Oelrich. She recently graduated as part of the Roseburg High School class of 2012. Kaylyn enjoyed many things including art and photography. She had a real passion for cooking and was planning on pursuing a degree in culinary arts. Kaylyn was known for her sassiness and sarcastic sense of humor. She will always be remembered for her contagious laugh and infectious smile that made her whole face scrunch up. Kaylyn is survived by her father Bryan Oelrich; mother Dawna Hollenbeck; step-father Sam Hollenbeck, all of Roseburg; sisters, Karissa and Bryanna Oelrich of Roseburg; Cari Hollenbeck of Marietta, Ohio, and brother Kevin Hollenbeck of Roseburg; grandparents Bill and Carol Pachmayr of Myrtle Creek; Kathy Cook of Appleton, WI and Carole Oelrich of Canyonville; great-grandparents Roy Oelrich and Virginia Huigen of Rhinelander, WI; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Kaylyn will be dearly missed and remembered by all who knew and loved her. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11 a.m. in Douglas Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Kaylyn loved life and the color purple, she would want to be remembered for her light-up-a-room personality and crazy smile, so we are encouraging everyone to wear purple or another cheerful color in her honor. Kaylyn would like us to remember to “Always move forward. Never look back. Never give up. Stay positive. Believe that anything is possible. :)” Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor’s Family Chapel. The family invites you to view Kaylyn’s online memorial webpage and to sign the guestbook at www.taylorsfamilychapel.com. Kaylyn had a special love for animals. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Saving Grace Animal Shelter in Kaylyn’s name.
Kaylyn Dawn Oelrich
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