Sheyna Robyn Kissick – She was a loving, hilarious, wild, one-of-a-kind, beautiful, creative, a singer, and an artist. Her truly indescribable energy, crazy spirit, and laughter were contagious. Her care and acceptance of everyone she encountered, regardless of age or situation, was inspiring and gave her the ability to touch so many people’s lives. She had one of the biggest hearts and cared for so many humans and animals. Anyone that knew her could feel how brightly lit her soul is. The wide array of experiences you could have with her made for an adventure in any given moment. Like so many firecrackers in a world trying to put out fires, Sheyna battled with depression and addiction and it finally took her life. She was found in her home in Colorado Springs, Colorado on May 21st, 2019. Her wonderful dog Willow was by her side.
Born November 7, 1983 to Michael and Holly Kissick, Sheyna lived a full and adventurous life. She was born, just as her older sister had been, on an Air Force Base in Alamogordo, New Mexico. At the age of 1 her family moved to Eagle River, Alaska because her father was in the Air Force. She always loved to be outside. Whether it was camping, fishing, ice skating, skiing, or just playing in the dirt she wanted to be with nature and animals. Her performance nature began at an early age and she was always the life of the party, even as a toddler. Life took a drastic change when her father passed away when she was 4. Her mother, sister, and her moved to Colorado and Sheyna spent most of her formative years in Colorado Springs. In 1991, she gained a stepfather and step brother who remained in her life for many years. She was very active in high school. She was a good student, played several sports, and performed in plays, just to name a few. Being social and making people laugh were some of her favorite ways to spend her time and many people were drawn to her. She was quite the fashionista, and while beauty and being feminine were important to her, she was certainly not afraid to get dirty and do the physically demanding tasks as well.
She attended San Diego State University, in San Diego, California for many years and gained deep friendships during this time in her life. She was willing to take on all sorts of jobs such as bartending, waitressing, nannying, song writing, and dog walking. However, singing was always her true passion and song writing suited her well. The ocean was her best friend and she spent a lot of time playing beach volleyball, surfing, and relaxing in the sand. Oh, how her wild nature was set free in this place. This girl loved to party and San Diego loved to party with her. Some of her greatest memories were from this time in her life and she was always grateful for it. Too many crazy stories to tell…
In 2008, she moved to Manhattan Beach, California, which was closer to a few of her cousins. Here she trained to become a massage therapist and worked on her music. She remained here until 2011 when she decided to give up her beach life and move back to Colorado Springs, Colorado. She lived with her mother, her dog Willow, and helped care for her Uncle Reed. Her mother passed away in December of 2017, which was devastating for Sheyna. She moved into a new home with a roommate and continued to care for her uncle.
Family and animals were extremely important to Sheyna. The love she shared with people she considered family was deep. Some of her favorite things were making people laugh, being outside, being in water, cooking, playing any sport, club soda, watching movies, pasta with no sauce, going to sporting events, playing with dogs and children, coloring, writing songs, karaoke, shopping, partying, and dancing. She was a spitfire and will burn brightly in our hearts.
Sheyna was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Holly Kissick. She is survived by her sister Codi and a few aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A Celebration of Life to commemorate the gift of Sheyna’s life will be held in September 2019. It will be held in Colorado Springs, Colorado. People will be notified soon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Sheyna’s name to San Luis Valley Animal Welfare Society
In Loving Memory of Holly Heupel is a tribute to Sheyna’s mother, who passed on December 8, 2017…