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Kyla Cottle

01/10/1966 - 01/03/2021
Service Date: 01/12/2021
Service Time: 10:30 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3580 E. Houston Avenue, Gilbert, AZ 85234
Interment: Gilbert Memorial Park

Kyla Sasser Cottle passed away on January 3, 2021, spiritually surrounded by her loving family.

Kyla was born on January 10, 1966 in Fort Collins, Colorado. She was born to Goodly parents, Lyle and Sonja Sasser, who taught her strong morals and Christian values. Kyla embraced these virtues and taught her family of her love for her Savior in every action and deed.

Kyla was raised in Tennessee and lived in various parts of the US, eventually calling Arizona home. Her family was her greatest joy and any time she got to spend with them she considered her favorite day.

Kyla also enjoyed traveling, musicals, the beach, reading mystery novels, trivia, and competitively playing board games. She loved making friends, serving others, and teaching people about life. Kyla loved to laugh, play, learn, and discover.

Kyla graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She spent time as a counselor for youth and later discovered a love for human resources, where she built a career helping people in the business world. She excelled in her field earning several prominent H.R. certifications.

Kyla married Douglas Ronald Cottle in the Seattle, Washington LDS Temple on April 23, 1987. She was happily married to her best friend and eternal companion for 34 years.  Kyla and Douglas raised three amazing children. Kyla’s passion for life, wit, kindness, strength and self-sacrificing personality are all attributes that can be found within her three children. Her children are so grateful their mom was able to fully raise them and teach them about life and their Savior Jesus Christ.

Kyla was an active and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She held many callings in the church and especially loved serving with the Young Women and Relief Society sisters. She had a deep love for the LDS temple and enjoyed spending time there. Her heart swelled with happiness in the moments when her husband and children all joined her at the temple.

Kyla is survived by her loving husband Douglas Ronald Cottle and her three children: Kamille Cottle, Tyson Douglas Cottle (Brianne), ShayLynn Cottle Casey (Michael) as well as her first grandchild, Crew Tyson Cottle. Her parents, Lyle and Sonja Sasser, two brothers, Bruce and Kirt Sasser, and sister, Jenise Holyoak also survive her.

Happy Birthday Kyla-Pooh! In loving memory of Kyla Sasser Cottle: “Love is taking a few steps backwards maybe even more… to give way to the happiness of the person you love.” -Winnie-the-Pooh

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 10:30 A.M. Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints stake center building at 3580 E Houston Ave. Gilbert, Arizona, 85234.

Condolences can be shared at: Kyla.ForeverMissed.com


  • Kyla,
    Words are hard to describe what we’re going through for your loss. Your sense of humor, your laugh, your voice when we talk about our work cases. I wish I had the chance to say goodbye… It hurts me even more when I see your name on our ADP team and can’t reach you anymore!
    I pray for you everyday knowing that you’re an angel shining out there! you’ll always be present in our thoughts and prayers!

  • Working with Kyla was always a joy because Kyla brought so much light and laughter to every interaction. She was incredibly caring, and although we only had the luck of meeting in person once due to working together but across states, when we did meet in person it was as though we’d always been more than virtual colleagues and friends. I will miss hearing her stories and laughing together about life. Kyla clearly had so much love for the work we do and we are so lucky to have been in her presence and worked with her while at ADP.

    Kyla, your light shines on in our hearts and in all the incredible work you’ve done for this world. You are so loved and missed.

  • Nicole VanWeelde

    We are so grateful for the time we were able to share at ADP with Kyla. We had many of laughs about work and humanity and she was always quick to offer a cheerful hello in the hallway. We collectively send you our love and appreciation for sharing her with us.

  • Kyla was someone I really enjoyed working with at ADP. She always had a smile on her face and the support she provided was amazing. She was optimistic, thoughtful and someone you could count on. You will be missed and we send you love, peace and light during this time.

  • I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Kyla. I will miss our shared workspace and being able to simply turn around to ask her a question or get her opinion on a case. I will miss her optimism and smile, and I will greatly miss laughing and talking about life in general with her. I’m sending the Cottles prayers and love for strength and healing during this very difficult time. May the memories you all share bring you peace in the days ahead.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Kyla’s passing. I had the opportunity to work with her on one of my cases and she was truly a professional in her job. I learned a lot from her during our time working together. I really appreciate her help and kindness. I was really sad to hear of her sudden passing as she was always ready to help and super friendly. My condolences to the family; may she rest in paradise.

  • I am so saddened to hear about Kyla’s sudden passing. I really loved working with Kyla. She always made time for me when I needed advice or an opinion on something. She always gave great advice. She was the “calm” in the “storm” with some of the work that we did. She was also so witty and we laughed often together. She was always so hopeful too and wanted to see the best in someone, even when we worked on issues that didn’t always show people in the best light. For that, she will be remembered… I will remember her kindness, her warmth, her passion in what she did as a profession (she brought such value to me and to our clients). I am a better person for having known her and worked with her. I wish the family comfort during this difficult time. May the wonderful memories she created sustain you during the days and months and years ahead. A light like Kyla never dims. Thank you for sharing her with us.

  • I was so saddened to hear about Kyla’s sudden passing. She was a wonderful coworker who always made time for me and offered such wise advise and guidance. She was the “calm” in the “storm” when we were dealing with tough things at work. She always saw the best in people even when they weren’t always presenting their best selves in the tough work that we did. I loved laughing with Kyla. I am so grateful to have known her. I pray that the memories you have built will sustain you during this difficult time. The light she brought to all of us will never dim.

  • Renee Concentine

    Although our time working together was short, you made an impression. I am so sad at this news. I wish your family & friends all the love and healing.


  • Hi. I never stop thinking about Kyla and her contagious laugh. I still miss her and it is hard to believe she is not here. I know she is celebrating in heaven and waiting for everyone to join her some day.

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