Kyle was born in Sonora and lived most of his life in Jamestown. He graduated Sonora High in 2008. After that, he attended Columbia College where he got his associate of arts degree in mathematics and graduated with honors in the spring of 2011, all the while working at Andy’s Home Center. From there he moved to the Sacramento area to finish getting his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering and spent one semester in Australia as an exchange student. In December 2015, he graduated Sac State with honors.
Kyle took a position at Kleinfelder Engineering/Consulting in Sacramento and used the knowledge he gained from his schooling to apply to his career, which eventually led him to a transfer to Texas, where he’d just purchased a home in Joshua and had hopeful expectations for his brother Conner to move there with him. He was always so excited to be on a new adventure into places he’d never been before. Kyle loved being outdoors — camping, snowboarding and riding dirtbikes. He loved to dance and didn’t even care that he wasn’t good at it. He loved to make people laugh and just loved life in general. He enjoyed going to see the Packers and Rangers games. He loved God, his family and animals. Kyle raised beef projects in 4-H and FFA and was treasurer in FFA. He had an infectious smile and laugh. He was witty and smart and will be missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James A. Scott, of Gardnerville, Nevada, in November 2016; and his aunt, Marlyn K. Irion, in June 2016; grandmother Martha Gerhart, in 1988.
Kyle is survived by his parents, Randy and Cindi Gerhart; brothers, Conner Gerhart, Randy Gerhart, of Oregon; grandparents, Virginia and Jerry Armstrong; former wife, Karissa Gerhart; great-aunts and uncles, Vivien Webster, of Oregon, Hazel Prock, Wayne and Linda Yarbrough, Sheryl Morris, of Missouri; aunts and uncles, Henry and Vickey Gerhart, Gary Gerhart, Debbie Gerhart, Greg and Diane Gerhart, Mark Irion, Randy Avery, Eric and Marybeth Scott, Brooke and Bill Lemas, Kim and Randy Campbell; and numerous cousins, second cousins, great-uncles and aunts.
A celebration of Kyle’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 2, 2017, at the Country Cowboy Church across from Tractor Supply in East Sonora.