Corey Robin Kyes drowned August 9, 2020, in the Payette River at Horseshoe Bend, Idaho. He was born Feb. 25, 1994 at Missoula, Robin was adopted by Frank and Penny Kyes, of Libby, during a loving adoption ceremony. Robin's sister, Shannon, came along later making their little family complete.
Raised in Libby, Robin was a solid student and enjoyed many sports. His heart was always in wrestling, where he enjoyed much success, including the coveted Iron Man award. Robin attended the University of Montana. He began a career in construction with Poteet Traffic Control, where he found a home working all over Montana for 8 years. He was successful there and rose through the ranks to run his own crews.
Robin met the love of his life, Kristine Fairbanks, in Missoula. They lived in Butte, where they shared their lives as a couple while she completed training at Montana Technical School of Nursing. After her graduation, the couple moved to Nampa, ID, where Robin worked toward becoming an electrician with Power Plus as a construction wireman. Robin and Kristine began the process of making their commitment to each other “legal” and were busily planning their wedding with much excitement and joy. They were to be wed on September 18, 2020.
Robin lived a big, joy-filled life. He had great fun, happiness, and success. He was an outstanding snowmobile rider. He always prayed for snow! Robin and Kristine spent weekends riding dirt bikes, hiking, camping, and exploring their surroundings. He was greatly loved by his family, friends, and Kristine. He returned that love with the same intensity. Although Robin left us too soon, he left his mark on many hearts and lives.
Robin is survived by his spouse, Kristine Fairbanks; his parents Frank and Penny Kyes; his sister Shannon Kyes; grandparents Delbert Carr and Kathy Drake; and Lois and Marvin Kyes; Aunt Wendy (Joe) Chopyak, Libby; Uncle David Mazza, Park Ridge, IL; Aunt Diane (Jim) Schnetter, Columbia Falls; Aunt Deana Edwards, Tampa, FL; and Uncle John (Diane) Kyes, Belfair, WA; cousins Elena Tolbert, Micheal Schnetter, A.J. Schnetter, Jake Cohenour, Kyle Cohenour, Jake Kyes, Wes Kyes, Lisa Cox, Robert Mazza and Daniel Mazza.
Robin was preceded in death by his grandmother, Linda (Clawson) Carr; Aunt Terri (Carr) Mazza; Sonya Neisess; and Corey Clawson.
Services will be held at the Fred Brown Pavilion at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 23, 2020. It is open air, masks are welcome, please bring your lawn chairs as chairs will not be provided to allow social distancing. There will be a potluck to follow; it will be served with as much care as possible to protect our guests. Please remember that if you cannot attend or choose not to attend in our current atmosphere we will understand. We will have a live stream going for those who cannot attend. We will announce that link on Facebook. Donations can be made in Robin’s name to Lincoln County Snowcat Club, PO Box 1180, Libby, MT 59923, which will use funds to groom a trail to all his favorite places, smoothing the ride for others. Arrangements are under the care of Schnackenberg Funeral Home. Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.schnackenbergfh.com.
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