Kymberly Beth Brekhus of Boulder, CO passed away on March 10, 2023, at the age of 53, after bravely facing a 4-year battle with cancer. Kym passed surrounded by her husband and mother at Sanoviv Medical in Rosarito, Mexico.
Kym was a compassionate, generous and multi-faceted woman. She started her younger years as a star athlete on the Needham High School track team. In 1994, Kym graduated from Syracuse University with a dual major in Architecture and Anthropology, and lived in New York City from 1993-1995, working as an illustrator on the significant Foley Square African American Burial Site project. Shortly thereafter, Kym moved to Colorado and started her family in Nederland (while working at local architectural firms) welcoming her jewels, Jake and Nyssa.
In 2003, Kym began working at an emerging tile company. It was there, Kym met her soon to be husband, Jeff, her soulmate, life partner and best friend. Together they helped the company soar to the thriving company it is today, Brekhus Tile & Stone, Inc. Kym became CEO and secured (elite) contracts that included the Denver International Airport, Colorado Supreme Courthouse, Denver Union Station, Breckenridge, Peak Eight condominiums just to name a few.
Kym’s passion for life was revealed in her commitment to family and friends, her love of travel and her incredible talent in the kitchen. Kym was unending in her dedication to healthy living and holistic healing. Just recently, Kym began volunteering for a local cooperative organic vegetable garden farm.
It is with honor, sadness and love that her family shared this glimpse of their beloved wife, mother, daughter, sibling, friend and business partner.
A celebration of Life will be held at Flatirons Community Church at 355 W. South Boulder Rd in Lafayette at 10:00 am on Friday, March 31st. The family will greet friends from 9:00 – 10:00 am. A private burial will be held later. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to: https://www.gofundme.com/f/passing-of-kym-brekhus. However, preferred local florist would be Lafayette Florist, 600 S. Public Rd., Lafayette, Colo. , 80026, phone 303.665.5552. www.lafayetteflorist.com
Amber Fox, NTCA Five-Star Program Director remembered Kym, expressing “deepest sympathies to her family, friends, and colleagues. Kym’s dedication to the tile industry and her contributions to the NTCA Five-Star Contractor group will be greatly missed.
“Kym’s passion for her work and her commitment to excellence made her a true leader in the tile industry,” Fox added. “ As CEO of Brekhus Tile & Stone, her leadership and expertise were an inspiration to many.
“Kym’s involvement in the NTCA Five-Star Contractor group demonstrated her dedication to promoting quality workmanship and professionalism in the tile industry,”Fox said. “Kym’s legacy will continue to inspire others in the tile industry, and she will be remembered as a true leader and advocate for excellence.”
A detailed obituary can be found at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/boulder-co/kym-brekhus-11206181.