Nicholas Kenley, 25 of Bakersfield, passed away May 14, 2016 in a tragic motorcycle accident in Bakersfield, CA.
Born Nicholas Daniel Kenley “Nick” on June 1, 1990 in Bakersfield, CA. Nick attended Standard Elementary in Bakersfield, Piute Mountain School in Twin Oaks, Foothill High School in Bakersfield and River City High School in West Sacramento CA. While growing up, Nick enjoyed hiking and riding quads up on “the mountain”.
Nick is survived by his daughter, Noryne Lynn; parents, Jay and Leann Kenley; brothers, Bradley and wife Kristi Kenley, Wesley Polhamus Jr., Christopher Polhamus and Adam and wife Nellie Polhamus; Sisters, Laura and husband Ian Sabin and Bethany Polhamus; Grandmother, Laura Ostermeyer; his uncle, Tommy (LaDonna) Jones Womack; his aunts, Dani “Sis” (Mike) Persinger, Darla (Richard) Fryburger, Cindy Enlow, Brenda (Stan) Tangeman, Pamela (Ted) Cummings and Stacy (Ron) Baize; numerous cousins; and “MiMi “ JoAnn Jones. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert Kenley, Harriet Kenley and Jackie Jones; and his uncles, John Kenley and Richard Enlow.
Nick had a zest for life. He had a contagious smile and an energetic personality. He enjoyed camping and fishing, disc golf, tubing on the river and random road trips. He had a passion for anything with two wheels and anything Ford! Family and friends meant everything to him.
Family and close friends will hold a memorial service on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Southwest Christian Center, 3700 Stine Rd, Bakersfield CA. Following the memorial service, all of Nick’s family and circle of friends and acquaintances are invited to a Celebration of Nick’s Life at Hart Park in Section 8. A private interment will be held at a later date