Kyle William Peckham

Kyle William Peckham, 7, of Ocean Gate, N.J., formerly of West Bend, was found dead in his home on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007.

Kyle was born May 20, 1999 at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital in West Bend to Richard Charles Peckham and Carole Anne (nee Rhinesmith) Peckham.

Kyle and his mother moved to New Jersey in 2003.

Kyle was a first-grade student at Ocean Gate Elementary School.

He loved all sports, all animals, Power Rangers, the colors red and blue, and had a zest for making everybody smile.

Survivors include his father, Richard Peckham of Troutdale, Ore.; brothers, Taylor and Joshua; grandparents, Gordon and Patricia Rhinesmith of Beachwood, N.J.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins on the Peckham/Jansen and Rhinesmith sides of his family.

Preceding him in death was his grandmother, Kay Jansen Peckham.

Kyle’s mother, Carole Anne Rhinesmith Peckham, was also found dead along with Kyle. Both were victims of a homicide.

Funeral services were held on Jan. 11, at St. Barnabas Church in Bayville, N.J.

A memorial brick will be purchased in Kyle’s memory at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in New-port, Ore.

Anyone interested in contributing to this memorial can contact Jennifer Locklear at or phone 541-867-4931 for information.