Kyle Dory

God needed another cowboy in heaven and called Kyle Dory home. Kyle died peacefully, surrounded by family, on January 7, 2022, in his home in Laramie, WY.

The youngest in his family, Kyle was born on November 21, 1999, in Laramie, WY to Kirk and Kristine Dory. As a young child, Kyle was known for his contagious smiles and happy demeanor, so much so that his dad nicknamed him Smiley Kyley.

Kyle lived every moment of life to the fullest, in spite of a six year long battle with medulloblastoma (brain cancer), which started while he was a sophomore in high school. Kyle was known for saying, “Put your head down and go to work!” whether that meant working hard, playing hard, or serving those who were in need. Kyle was a team roper, showed livestock, went skydiving, rode a bull named Skunk, climbed Medicine Bow Peak with his mom, and loved to be active doing things with his family and friends. Kyle worked as a painter and later apprenticed as an electrician with Electrical Solutions, located in Laramie. Kyle loved cutting firewood with his family to deliver to the elderly and widows in the community. Even with all the trials he had to face on this earth, Kyle’s contagious smile and happy demeanor continued throughout his whole life!

Although unable to serve his full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Rochester, New York, due to terminal cancer, Kyle was blessed with many opportunities to share his belief in the Savior, Jesus Christ, to countless people far and wide through social media, church, rodeos, print, or in personal conversations. Kyle loved the Savior. Through all Kyle’s struggles, he always testified and witnessed about the peace that can be found through Jesus Christ.

Kyle is very loved and will be missed by many. He is survived by his dad (Kirk Dory), mom (Kristine Dory), sister (Michelle Burton), brother-in-law (Devin Burton), brother (Cameron Dory), sister-in-law (Laura Dory), and a niece and nephew.

Kyle’s funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.  at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 3311 Hayford Ave. There will be a viewing at the same location on Friday, January 21st from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and another viewing on Saturday, January 22nd from 9:00-10:30 a.m. To attend Funeral Services virtually follow the link

In lieu of flowers, Kyle’s family has asked that you donate to Jason’s Friends Foundation ( in memory of Kyle or to Laramie Interfaith. The family would love to continue Kyle’s legacy of blessing lives and finding joy in the journey!

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Condolences (15)

  • Charlotte Bateman

    I didn't know Kyle personally but through the pages of FB. He took time out of his schedule to even answer my texts. I had him on my mind for months and now I know why. He passed. His Spirit continues to reach hundreds and thousands. What a young man beyond his earthly assignment. He is STILL with us but in a different capacity. Thank you! Charlotte Bateman Utah

  • Becky Riley

    Kirk and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Always, remember Kyle's smile. Becky and Chris Riley

  • Calvin and Melissa Bell

    We feel it was a pleasure to have been acquainted with Kyle and the whole Dory family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Anonymous

    My heart goes out to you, Dory family, as you say goodbye to Kyle. God gives us hope for a better place, a room he has prepared for us. Take comfort that Kyle is walking the streets paved with gold! Prayers for comfort, Axel and Piper's Lala

  • Missy Stuart

    So Sorry for your loss- although I didn't know Kyle personally- he truly touched my heart- He gave soo many lessons!!!

  • Jonathan Claude

    May you find peace of heart and soul. Our deepest blessings are with you all during this difficult time.

  • Sue Woirhaye

    God needed another angel. Our hearts go out to you all. May your memories keep you during this tough time. Sue and Deryl Woirhaye

  • Mardell Aragon

    Kyle. What can you say about such an amazing person? Always smiling. Loving every minute of life. One of the friendliest people I have ever known. If you met him, he held a special place in your heart. I will always remember his smile and gentle nature. I will miss him. My deepest condolences to all of his wonderful family. Each of you are amazing also. A very special family for a very special person. Thinking of you all and remembering an angel! Mardell Aragon

  • Virginia Pratt

    Kirk, Kris, and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved son. What an amazing young man and what an amazing blessing to everyone who knew and loved him. Our Father in Heaven must love your family very must to entrust one of His most beloved spirits to your family. What a great blessing and testimony this experience has been for all who know and love you. My prayers are with you and your family still. Love, Virginia

  • Craig Shepherd

    Kirk and family. I’m so sorry to read about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Duane & Margy Toro

    Kirk and family, So sorry for your loss. Duane and Margy Toro

  • David, Jessica, Landon and Lainey Hilliard

    Kyle will be missed by all that knew him or encountered him at some point. I am great full we had him around as long as we did. So sorry to the Dory family your all in our prayers at this time.

  • Julie Boynton & Jimmy Griffin

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you as you navigate through this time. May God be with you all until you meet again. Love Jimmy & Julie Boynton-Griffin

  • Holly Beumee

    Kyle is a one of a kind person. God needed an angel who has been selfless and went thru so much to help others. He is the kind of person that will be sorely missed by all, even if you didn't know him personally. Thankfully he is at peace now and out of the tremendous pain he went thru. Kyle you are loved by everyone and may you rest in peace and may your family stay strong knowing you are now one of Gods angels.

  • Marlis Slater

    Heaven gained one of the finest cowboys for sure. My condolences to the Dory family. So grateful I was able to know this amazing young man. Godspeed, Kyle.


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