Obituary of Kevin Ellis Loucks
Kevin E. Loucks
May 14th 1967
April 9, 2023
Kevin E. Loucks passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Easter Sunday April 9, 2023.
He was born in Syracuse New York, one of three children to Parents Alfred E. Loucks and Nancy Ann (Buliteri), sister Beth, and brother Eric. The family moved to Vancouver Washington in August of 1973 when he was six years old. Kevin attended all his years in the Evergreen school district. He was a standout athlete early on, starting with soccer, baseball and basketball in grade school, by high school he became a top varsity football player at Evergreen High School. He also won state awards in wrestling and excelled in power lifting competitions, breaking many records. Kevin earned a football scholarship and had great success at the University of Montana Western. After leaving college as a player, Kevin became very involved with coaching football. He coached everything from youth programs, high school and college, and was known for his brilliant mind for defense. Previously, Kevin was on the coaching staffs of U of Mt. Western, Portland State University and Lewis and Clark College in Oregon. He was very excited to have joined the coaching staff as the defensive coordinator of the LC Valley Loggers football team, which is associated with Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. For this season, he was made Head Coach for the Loggers. He was having so much fun recruiting players and preparing his team for the fall. Kevin had a strong belief in his players and dedication to them and the sport of football. It was always his passion to help his players be their best on and off the field.
In addition to his coaching duties, he was a full-time diesel mechanic specializing in emmision, electronic and refrigeration systems that set him apart from most in his trade. Kevin always pursued classes to improve his skills. At times he was called upon to help diagnose issues that he had the patience and ability to solve that sometimes even the dealers could not. He was also the go-to guy for trucks in the Gorge. Most recently, Kevin was employed by the Idaho Department of Transportation and filled a position specializing in computerized electronics and complex emission systems.
Kevin married the love of his life, Liz in 2012. They loved to spend time together riding motorcycles through Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota.
Kevin is survived by his wife Liz Loucks, his brother Eric (Lisa) Loucks with their children Nathan, Spencer and Emma Loucks, and sister Beth (Oberg) Loucks and daughter Brianna Oberg.
Kevin's “playbook” for life was full of love for his family, friends and football. He touched so many lives with his unique humor and intelligence and he will be missed every day. We have many wonderful memories of him to last a lifetime. There’s no doubt that he’s still impacting others and playing ball in the sky!
Memorial service information will be available at Straub's Funeral Home, www.straubsfuneralhome.com.
Celebration of Life
In Loving Memory
1967 - 2023
Straub's Funeral Home
325 NE 3rd Avenue
Camas, Washington 98607
Phone: (360) 834-4563