Kyle Robert Erwin

Kyle Robert Erwin

February 16, 1978 - June 29, 2018
Silverado CA

Kyle Robert Erwin

February 16, 1978 - June 29, 2018
Silverado CA


“In the end
these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?”
“• Jack Kornfield
It’s common for people to remember only the good things about those they’ve lost, but with Kyle the simple truth is that he was made up entirely of good things. Kyle truly dedicated his life to helping others. As a child living in Arizona, he was always kind to others and looked out for his younger brother, making sure nobody ever felt excluded. As a young adult, he attended NAU where he obtained his undergraduate degree in education. It came as no surprise to anyone who knew Kyle that he would choose a career focused on supporting and motivating others. That university was also the meeting place of his adoring wife, Rachael, with whom he shared 19 amazing years of friendship.
After 4 years of teaching in Arizona, Kyle and Rachael married and set up their fairytale life together in Orange County, California, which is where they were privileged with 14 years of wedded bliss and countless adventures together. After obtaining his first masters degree at USC, Kyle began his 10-year career as a special education teacher for teenagers with learning disabilities and emotional disorders. During this time, Kyle also completed a Doctorate in Education through USC. His experience working as a special educator led him to his ultimate calling as a psychotherapist dedicated to helping families make the most of their lives with children living with disabilities. During all of this time and while acquiring so many accomplishments, Kyle still spent his free time supporting others; friends, family, students, and new acquaintances alike were all beneficiaries of Kyle’s seemingly endless compassion. Having obtained 3 graduate degrees and successfully running his own therapy practice, Kyle’s humility never ceased to amaze those he worked with. Everything he worked for was for the greater good, regardless of how much sacrifice was required.
In the 40 remarkable years that Kyle graced this world, he left a trail of pure loving kindness and joy that will certainly have a continuing impact on everyone who has had the honor to know him, work with him, and love him.
Kyle left this world on June 29th, surrounded by those who knew him best and loved him profoundly. He is survived by his wife Rachael (along with their 4 rescued doggies), his mother Darlene, brother Andrew, and father James. His memory is also survived by his dearest friends who have been like loving family to Kyle and Rachael over their lifetime together.

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18 responses to Kyle Robert Erwin

  1. Rachael, Darlene, and family,
    I had the privilege of working with Kyle for many years while he was a special education teacher. He was intelligent, kind, and funny. He had a real way of connecting with his students. One parent recently told me that their family credits Kyle with saving their child’s life. What a legacy…..Staff, students, and their families were all touched by Kyle, and his passing has left a giant hole in his Mardan family.

    My deepest and sincerest condolences to all of you. May you be reunited in heaven for eternity. May Kyle Rest In Peace and may his family here in earth find peace.
    Terrie Gero-Smead

  2. Vicki Partin says:

    Dear Cousin Darlene,
    We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your son Kyle. You, James, Andrew, and Rachael are in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.
    Love, Vicki & Ron

  3. Dear Rachel, Darlene, Bo, and Andrew,
    You know Kyle was like a part of our family growing up in Yuma. We shared so many good times and were fortunate to see Kyle mature into a person who truly cared for others and was able to use his keen intellect to make a difference in people’s lives. Kyle set and achieved unbelievable goals in his life, but kept an enviably caring perspective in using those achievements to help others. Our hearts break as one of our own leaves us, but we take comfort in knowing that Kyle enjoyed life, was a loving son and husband, found his true companion in Rachel, and was able to accomplish so much, for so many, in so short a time.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you – may the God of All Comfort stand by you in this time of unfathomable loss. Know that your Yuma friends and family are sharing in your grief, and we will continue to keep Kyle’s memory in our hearts

    Thank you, Rachel, for being Kyle’s rock, cheering section and true love. We are sure he could not have achieved so much without you.

    Bill and Karen Embree and family.

  4. He truly was an angel of good and God on this Earth . So happy to call him our Nephew . We are so very sorry for your loss Bo Darlene Andrew and Rachel . Hope to get that way in a few weeks . With all our love , Robert and Kim Erwin

  5. I am thinking of you and praying for you everyday Rachael.

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