Trevor Lewis Gunby, age 32, passed away unexpectedly on September 18, 2022, in Ukiah, CA. Trevor was born on April 2, 1990 in Santa Rosa, CA to James Gunby and Cathy Wyant. When Trevor was an infant, the family relocated to the Ukiah area where he attended Oak Manor and Frank Zeek Elementary Schools. At the age of 3, Trevor’s father passed away so his uncle and aunt, Richard and Schevilla Wyant, stepped in to help his mother in his father’s absence; thus creating a very special bond.
Traditional school was challenging for Trevor as he had a unique set of learning abilities that a traditional school setting could not tailor to. Additionally, Trevor battled multiple behavioral health issues, which our small community did not have the resources to properly assist him with. As a result, by middle school he was transferred to alternative schooling and various group homes until the age of 18. As a young adult, Trevor’s struggles continued as he attempted to navigate through life. He finally found his niche in Anderson Valley with much needed acceptance and guidance with dear friend and mentor, Burt Cohen of Boonville. Burt kindly took Trevor under his wing, gave him a job in his store (Boont Berry), a room in his home, encouraged his independence, and taught him many valuable life skills. Most importantly, Burt showed Trevor patience, kindness, and compassion when much of the world failed to do so. Bless you, Burt.
Trevor enjoyed cooking, spicy food, screaming loud music (Marilyn Manson), big bonfires, astrology, video games, horror movies, camping, spending time with friends and family, pranks, and the color black. He became quite competent at playing the keyboard/piano and performed at the Anderson Valley Grange’s Variety Show, despite never taking formal lessons. Although he appeared to be a little rough around the edges, he was a kind, loving, and gentle soul. He will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace, dear Trev.
Trevor is survived by his mother, Cathy Keech of Ukiah; stepfather Frank Keech also of Ukiah; aunts and uncles, Bryan and Elizabeth Wyant, Kevin and Renée Lee of Boonville, Dave and Lynne Drews of Livermore, Schevilla Wyant of Willits; numerous cousins, and friend/mentor, Burt Cohen of Boonville. He was preceded in death by his father James L. Gunby; brother James N. Gunby; step-brother Max Keech; uncle Richard Wyant; and maternal grandparents Frank and Jo Ann Wyant, and paternal grandparents Hank and Marianne Gunby.
A memorial service will be held in honor of Trevor on October 1, 2022 at 1 pm, located at Calvary Chapel Church, 140 N. Spring Street, Ukiah, CA. A reception will follow.