Oregon pastor’s wife passes after battle with cancer

Klamath Falls, Oregon

Rebecca Kays, 52, passed away 20 June after a two-year battle with cancer. She was the wife of John Kays, senior pastor at Klamath Falls, Oregon, WestSide Community Church of the Nazarene.

Rebecca grew up on her family farm west of Vale, and she graduated from Vale High School in 1985. She went on to study at Oregon State University, where she earned her special education degree in 1989. 

She began teaching special education in Klamath Falls after graduating from OSU, and in 1993 she married her husband, John. Rebecca taught for two years in Salem before returning to Klamath Falls, where she continued to teach and serve until she passed. 

Rebecca is survived by her husband and their two sons, Benjamin and Josiah.

Funeral services will be held 13 July at the Bible Baptist Church in Klamath Falls. 

Prayer is requested for the Kays and WestSide Church families.

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