Kyle James Matyshock was born at Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna on March 5, 1990. Kyle died on Dec. 22, 2017, at the age of 27, at Mercy Medical Center in Redding of injuries sustained in a traffic accident.

Kyle was a quiet, hardworking young man beloved by his family and many friends.

Kyle graduated Ferndale Elementary School in 2005 and Ferndale High School in 2009, where he was a three sport athlete. He was honored as an all-county athlete in football and baseball. In his senior year he was also named Ferndale’s MVP in baseball.

After high school Kyle worked at the Red Front store and Nilsen Feed Company, both in Ferndale. At the time of his death, Kyle was employed as a heavy equipment operator by Randall Sand and Gravel at its Bear Butte rock quarry in Miranda. This was a job he truly loved.

Kyle is survived by his father, Rick Matyshock; his mother Tammy Arata-Morris (husband Wade); his brother, Joshua Rock (fiancé, Amber and her son, Ian); brother, Nathan Arata; grandmother, Lynette Matyshock and grandparents, Joe and Kathleen Ponce. Survivors also include his Uncle Terry Matyshock and cousins, Ashley and Andrew; Uncle Randy Matyshock (wife, Misty) and cousins Kayla, Tyler, Rylan, Cheyenne, Kendra, and Maddux; Uncle Rodney Arata (wife, Cherie) and cousins, Stephanie and Dustin and Uncle Ron Arata. Kyle is also survived by his adoptive grandparents, Leland and Paula Rock as well as the entire Rock family.

Kyle was preceded in death by his sister, Stevie Rose Matyshock, and by his Dad’s best friend and partner, Laurey Sullivan.

A celebration of Kyle’s life will begin at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1100 Main Street, Ferndale.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ferndale High School Athletic Department, 1231 Main Street, Ferndale, or charity of your choice.

With respect to Kyle’s generous nature, as an organ donor, he gave the gift of life to many others.


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