Kert was born August 23, 1973 in Oxnard, California to Brice and Jan Garrison Colvin, both former Moscow residents. He graduated from Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard in 1991. Kert attended Ventura Junior College for two years following graduation, and then transferred to the University of Idaho in 1994. He graduated from UI with a degree in Computer Science in 2000.
Kert was active during this time helping with the family business in Moscow managing and maintaining apartment rentals. After graduation, he moved back to Southern California to provide total care of his parents with their terminal illnesses. Following the death of both parents, Kert moved back to Moscow to be near his brother Dean and his family.
In his spare time he read a great deal, particularly books about coding on computers. He played a multitude of musical instruments, including drums, bass guitar, clarinet, and piano. He played these in many genres of bands over his lifetime. Kert also enjoyed fishing, travel and visiting with family and friends, especially his many nieces and nephews. He would always provide a helping hand when any of his friends or family were in need.
Kert is survived by his brother, Dean Colvin and family of Moscow, ID and his sister, Keri San Miguel and family of Ithaca, NY. He also leaves an aunt, Marlene Garrison in Lewiston, cousins and nieces and nephew.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Short’s Funeral Chapel in Moscow. A luncheon and reception will be in the fellowship hall of the Moscow Church of the Nazarene afterward. A graveside service will be at 2:00 PM at the Greenwood Cemetery in Palouse.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Moscow Volunteer Fire Department or to a charity of choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.net.