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