Memorial services for Tyler James Gould, 19, Lawrence, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory.
Tyler died Tuesday, December 16, 2014.
He was born January 31, 1995, in Olathe, Kansas, the son of James Eliot and Colleen Denise Gould. He graduated from West Ranch high school in Stevenson Ranch, California in 2013. He has lived in Lawrence for the past year.
Tyler was a student at the University of Kansas. He played and enjoyed football and loved classic muscle cars.
He did volunteering at several retirement communities in the Santa Clarita, CA community. He worked in a group called “Tag” at his high school that helped kids with the loss of family members and friends. He always made people laugh and never knew a stranger. He always found a way to light up a room.
Survivors include his parents; sister, Bobbie Moore of McLouth, KS; grandparents, Rick Gould of Shawnee, KS, and Patty Barry of Lakewood, WA; nephew, Kaiser Springer; niece, Aria Springer; and loving girlfriend, Sarah Gilbreath of Drexel, MO.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Springer.
The family suggests memorials to Susan G. Komen, sent in care of the funeral home.
Messages & Condolences
What an amazing boy ! Words cannot describe but I will try . The most fun loving teddy bear of a kid. He would sleep over our house and spend the nights laughing and always being a comedian. He spoke so highly of his parents to my husband and I . He hated the dark and clowns we would tease him nicely but I would always leave the light on. I told him I liked the light on too. Hurt senior year in football he would be with me on the field helping everyone. He always had a smile on his face and never passed me without arms reached for a big hug . My son Conner is in shock and devastated as are we. I express to him what a special angel he is now and how lucky and blessed we were to have him in our life ! James and Colleen all of our heartfelt sympathy to you both and the family . I will forever have a special place in my heart for Tyler he will live on in my dearest memories. God Bless
Colleen, I wish I could have been at the services today, but I hope you know that I was holding you close to my heart in spirit and prayers. My continued prayers and thoughts to you and Jim.
I am so sorry for your unbelievable loss. My daughter Sydney was friends with Tyler in California and Kansas. She has been so upset by his passing. I wish your family my prayers at this very difficult time. I can’t imagine losing my child ever but at 19 and so close to Christmas makes the loss much harder to comprehend. My thoughts are with you.
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