Kyle Matthew Hartley, 35, went to be with his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ early in the morning of Aug 9th. His zest for life, quirky sense of humor and his deep love for color coordination will be sorely missed!! He was the absolute best son & brother, a doting husband, an amazing father, a wonderful in-law, and an excellent grandson, nephew, cousin and friend to so many people. He wanted us to express that he loved you all and thanks you for your friendships and love.
Kyle was born in Puyallup, WA on 5/16/1988 and passed to his ultimate healing in Seattle at UWMC on 8/9/2023. He met his beautiful wife, Angela (Hinderer) while they both worked at Regal Cinemas at the South Hill Mall. It wasn’t long before he knew she was his life partner. They married in Puyallup on 8/15/2008 and except for a few months in Indiana, have spent their lives in Puyallup. They welcomed their awesome kids Vivian (12), Zane (10), and Coraline (6) and enjoyed life together on many adventures filled with lots of fun, love and laughter.
Kyle worked hard to become an EMT and then earned his Paramedic degree. It was his joy to help people as he worked at Tri-Med, Falck, and briefly at Northwest before starting his health journey. He was also an ER Tech at Highline and Good Sam, as he wanted to be the best provider he could be for his family. Based on many Facebook comments, HE was the BEST, and an amazing bright spot in many people’s lives. Kyle also worked as a truck loader for UPS for a few years and was a favorite among the drivers. One other fun job he did was with Merry Makers, setting up bounce houses all over the area.
Kyle liked many colors, but even back in high school, he was matching those silly bracelets to what his shirt color was (or multiple colored plaid). He liked to match his ring, watch or glasses, and whenever possible, matched his shoes, hat or coat too. His transplant team color was Orange for both transplants, so Orange had become his go-to color.
Kyle was wonderfully creative and enjoyed making many things in woodworking for his house, as well as, to sell. Angela would have an idea, then they’d come up with a plan/design and he’d create it. Recently he’d taken on 3-D printing and had so many plans of things to do. He had a wonderful artistic ability in all he took on. He’s even done Jello art, creating a fun Superman logo due to Angela’s love of Superman in the early days. (Kyle was her living Superman). Kyle loved to cook and try new things too, a tribute to his dad. Kyle was even a Lego grand champion at the Puyallup Fair when he was a teenager, and all 3 kids have taken up a love for Lego.
He was also very musical and started playing drums as a young teen at Ferrucci Jr High. He enjoyed his time in the Percussion Ensemble, then continued in band at Emerald Ridge High School. He was also a 4-year varsity tennis player in high school. He was a great catcher in Little League, and played softball with Mark for a few years after high school. He even played co-ed softball with Angela & her dad Roy with their church team. Before this health journey, he was really getting into disc golf and loving it. More recently, he had taken to playing Texas Hold-em poker and enjoyed beating his dad a few times.
Besides his lovely family, Kyle is survived by his incredible parents, Mark & Linda, favorite sister Ryanna; and grandmother, Natalie Dam. Also by his fabulous in-laws; grandmother, Cordia Hinderer; dad, Roy (Jan) Hinderer; mom, Sheila (Sean) Horan; sisters Rachel (Lawrence) Grass and Laura (Ryan) Leach; and nephews and nieces, Logan, Gabe, Nyah and Sofia Grass; Peter and Emily Leach. Along with numerous aunts & uncles, and a host of many dear cousins too. Each one of these people were a special part in his life, and he loved them dearly.
A service to Celebrate Kyle’s Life will be held at Lighthouse Christian Center, 3409 23rd St SW, Puyallup, WA 98373, on Sunday, August 27th at 2pm, followed by a reception with a few of his favorite things. We ask that in lieu of flowers, if you wish to contribute something, please consider a gift toward the kids college funds. There is a GoFundMe set up to make this easier.
We covet your continued prayers as Angela and the kids navigate life without Kyle as their fearless leader, and as all our lives now have a tremendous void! We can’t imagine going thru this without knowing God as our personal Savior, and we pray you know and can feel that peace and assurance
We would also like to thank SCCA/FredHutch, Pete Gross House and UWMC for the last 2+ years of care and compassion in fighting his many battles.