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I have peace knowing that I'll meet up with Ryan in Heaven...

Ryan Rhoades lived a full life, until a car accident took him away from us. His father, sister, friends and I miss him so much!!!! I have peace knowing that I’ll meet up with Ryan in Heaven. Because of his saving faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, we can be assured that Ryan is celebrating with my parents, Uncle Paul and so many others who have gone before us. In honor of my son, Ryan, I have been placing Bibles at his memorial spot where his car accident occurred. I’m encouraged by how many have been taken. I pray that others will come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ. Love you Ryan! Mom


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  1. December 6th, 2018 | Jean Rhoades |

    https://www.facebook.com/jarred.hill.526/videos/10212475248491129/


  2. November 21st, 2018 | Karen Erb |

    So sorry that you are not with us on earth; missing your smile, wit, and, yes, your love for the Packers! You will always have a place in my heart. When I saw you on my last visit to Arizona, you said, "We hug because we are family." I remember the day you were born and I know that we are better for having you in our lives. One day we will hug again. Thank you, God, for the gift of Ryan and for taking him home to be with You eternally. Much love!


  3. November 20th, 2018 | Cathy MacFawn |

    I have come to believe and be acutely aware that Ryan is right next to you at all times. It is that he exists in a different dimension. One that we can't see or experience until we, too, translate into God's eternal kingdom. It makes me not feel quite so lonely.


  4. November 15th, 2018 | Jarred Hill |

    I think Zion misses him some. Zion legit kept looking at Ryan's picture. You’re not the only one, buddy, who misses Ryan



  5. November 8th, 2018 | Mallorie Kinkade |

    Ryan was an absolute beautiful soul. I had talked to him about life and change and the good things God has in store for us. He was too young. But his loving young soul will always live on. Prayers for you and your family. All I can be thankful for is how happy he was and how well he was doing. How into the Lord God he was and the good and happy you could see shine through his smile.


  6. November 8th, 2018 | Hunter Tek |

    Ryan was always a guy you liked seeing, even when it hadn't been for months or years- you could pick up where you left off and not miss a beat. This is truly a loss for everyone that ever crossed paths with him.


  7. November 8th, 2018 | Savannah FranCoeur |

    You are truly missed Ryan. Your kind heart and contagious smile will not be forgotten. Rest in peace my friend


  8. November 8th, 2018 | Melissa Conatser-Roberts‎ |

    My sincerest condolences go out to all of Ryan's family and friends. I was blessed to meet Ryan with the same interest in music. His spirit always shined, even through the tough times. Every goal he set, I watched him accomplish. With a heavy heart, I will Pray God wraps his arms around all to help each heal. Rest In Peace Ryan


  9. November 8th, 2018 | Celeste Dayana Aguirre Ramirez |

    I feel like we all still haven't accepted it because you were so young and full of life and it just doesn't seem fair! Thank you for all the amazing memories. You will forever be in our hearts! We love you Ryan! Rest in paradise💓



  10. November 7th, 2018 | Nicole Nelson |

    You were always so full of life and so sweet to me. I have so many great memories of high school and drumline because of you and this is how I will always remember you...



  11. November 7th, 2018 | Heriberto Ramos |

    I can't imagine what are you and your family are going through!!! But you always be in my prayers! Ryan was more than a friend, he was my brother!and sometimes even more than that!!! My heart is broken for you!!😭😭



  12. November 7th, 2018 | Jess Rhoads |

    Ryan's contagious smile & huge heart could never be forgotten! The memories I have of our time together will always warm my heart ♡ ♡ ♡


  13. November 7th, 2018 | Eric B Dust |

    Ryan Rhoades you had a very uplifting personality and friendly spirit. I miss ya buddy! My condolences to your family and loved ones. Never take life for granted. ❤️


  14. November 7th, 2018 | Jimmy Ingbretson |

    Miss you so much Ryan Rhoades. Rest in paradise brother. ☝😇



    • November 17th, 2018 | Jimmy Ingbretson |

      I've been thinking a lot about the year I spent at Sahuaro, and Ryan was a huge part of it. I always look back on that year as some of the best times in my life and he was right there.


  15. November 4th, 2018 | James Dluehosh |

    Always there to have a solid debate in the sports world. Always was nice to hangout and shoot hoops with. Always a friendly convo. Was awesome to see the success and updates in his life and the progressions and accomplishment he was making. You will be missed Ryan. Enjoy heaven my friend.


    • November 7th, 2018 | Jarred Hill |

      Ryan and I have had lots of these arguments. We could argue anything sports though. I loved that about him.


  16. November 4th, 2018 | Hunter Tek |

    Ryan was always a guy you liked seeing, even when it hadn't been for months or years- you could pick up where you left off and not miss a beat. This is truly a loss for everyone that ever crossed paths with him.


  17. November 3rd, 2018 | Anonymous |

    Ryan, I miss you and think of you every day. I can't believe a year has gone by since you left us so suddenly. It's a comfort to know you are in Heaven with Grampa Jim, Gramma Ruth, Uncle Paul, and Grampa Robert, all who loved you so much. Love from Auntie Louise


    • November 3rd, 2018 | Jean Rhoades |

      Louise and Ryan


      • November 4th, 2018 | Jean Rhoades |

        Photo



  18. October 30th, 2018 | Jean Rhoades |

    Ryan , a Green Bay Packers fan!



    • November 26th, 2018 | Kurt Smith |

      Miss you buddy. It's going to be hard to try to watch Packers without you.


  19. October 22nd, 2018 | Kathy Malkin |

    What an amazing gift of life from Ryan. It's a testament to his kind and loving nature!


  20. October 22nd, 2018 | Betsy Bradshaw |

    May the Lord give you joy in the midst of your grief as Ryan is making an impact on the lives of many. Praying for you!


  21. October 22nd, 2018 | Jack McMullen |

    ‎‎ I have to give a shout out to Ryan tonight, he may not be here, but in spirit he is.


  22. October 22nd, 2018 | Diana Prange |

    I still am in shock that Ryan is gone. But grateful though he is absent from us, he is in fellowship with his Savior, beholding his glory with unveiled face. Love and prayers to you.


  23. October 20th, 2018 | Robert Arroyo |

    I was in band with Ryan in High school and reconnected with him years later in college group at Christ Community Church. He was a good man and musician. He always made me laugh. There will come a time of joy. A time of celebration. And thankfulness to Him for the time we had with him. The glory he is witnessing now is far better than a thousand years on this earth.


    • October 30th, 2018 | Jean Rhoades |

      Sahuaro High School marching band.



  24. October 19th, 2018 | Dalton Taylor |

    I remember as it was yesterday playing ball at Gridley with Ryan. This truly breaks my heart to hear a brother has been taken far too soon. My heart is heavy for your family, prayers sent your way.


  25. October 19th, 2018 | Donna Koch |

    This is a beautiful statement of who Ryan was to follow through on signing up at such a young age. Proud of him giving the gift of donating. Hugs, prayers, and love ❤


  26. October 19th, 2018 | Jamie Boak |

    Absolutely amazing to see this side of the donation process. Thank you Ryan for choosing to be a donor the gift that keeps on giving. God bless you all as you go through this, it's such a delicate process on both sides. I know Ryan has saved lives♡🦋


    • October 30th, 2018 | Jean Rhoades |

      ❤ Donor Certificate ❤



  27. October 19th, 2018 | Kristin Andrews |

    I think of Ryan often, he was the type of friend where we could go a year without seeing one another but when we ran into each other it was just like the good old days. My life has been eternally blessed by the great sense of humor we shared ❤️


    • November 4th, 2018 | Michelle Erickson |

      About 5 years ago Ryan and I reconnected on facebook. We went to school together from 1st-8th grade at FOL. When we reconnected the first time, we laughed hard about how we used to terrorize each other, about how much we hated each other, and how silly we were for doing and thinking such things. Since then we had planned to meet up again in person, but things didn't seem to go in our favor each time. However, we remained in contact giving each other life updates and good laughs. I wish we could have seen each other in our present adult lives before you had to go. I was so sad to hear the call about your passing. Rest in paradise my friend, you are so loved!


      • November 4th, 2018 | Jean Rhoades |

        Kristin, Michelle, and Ryan's Fountain of Life 6th grade class



        • November 4th, 2018 | Jean Rhoades |

          Ryan's FOL class



    • November 8th, 2018 | Jean Rhoades |

      Ryan, Nick, Kristin, and Jenny



  28. October 19th, 2018 | Toby Rupel‎ |

    Hey man, I know that we didn't talk past high school but I still feel the impact that your awesome personality always brought to band every day the two years that I got to march with you at Sahuaro and that's just a testament to how great of a man you are. Those days that we threw down on the drumline are still some of my most treasured moments of my entire life (even now I can see you in your Machine uniform). It just saddens me that you are no longer here to give the world your sick beats, what you always did best. You are and always will be part of my family, a brother. I hope you are doing well wherever you might be and I hope to see you again. Love you Ryan


    • October 30th, 2018 | Jean Rhoades |

      Sahuaro High School drumline 2010



      • November 8th, 2018 | ‎Cory Real‎ |

        I was never very close to you, but I will always remember you as the goofy senior I met as a freshman in drum line. You always had a smile on your face and you knew how to have a good time. I’m really shocked and sad to hear the news.. prayers to the family. Rest easy drum line brother, keep playing those sick beats in heaven 🤘🏼


  29. October 19th, 2018 | Samantha Back · |

    After your celebration of life, there were so many things that reminded me of you. The drumline all went out together and sublime came on. We obviously thought of you instantly. You made such an impact on us as a group, and I know we'll continue to honor you and share as many stories as we can to remember you. Being in drumline in high school was the best 4 years of my life. Your sense of humor was a huge part of it. You will be greatly missed, I'll forever miss the football shit talk. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.


    • October 30th, 2018 | Jean Rhoades |

      Sublime t-shirt



  30. October 19th, 2018 | Tyler Carlson‎ |

    I was blessed enough to have Ryan be my first best friend. As kids we were pretty inseparable, playing all the old great sports video games, pretending to be Vince Carter(Ryan) and Tracey McGrady(me), playing cards with the family and building sweet forts to play said video games in. I can still hear his cackling laugh from our childhood and it will always make me smile. There are so many fond memories I could go on forever. Our friendship didn't end there though. During and after high school we still hung out here and there. I remember the first time we hung out again after all that time had passed. I was instantly relieved to see that not much had changed. Ryan always had a goodness that's so genuine and rare everybody could feel it within 1 minute of talking to him. He wore his heart on his sleeve and his heart was huuuuge. You could talk to Ryan about ANYTHING and it was never awkward because he always spoke from his heart like a real man. I always admired Ryan for so many reasons. His genuine goodness, his athletic ability, and his ability to make anyone feel included anywhere. Being older now I realize just how much of a rare breed he was and how much we all need more people like Ryan especially in times like these. I'm gunna take all those things I admired about Ryan and try to do justice applying them in my own life. I'll miss you forever bud. My prayers to the Rhoades family. I love Ryan and I'm very grateful to all of your for being so awesome to me when I was little. You guys are great and I haven't forgot it. Thank you for so much!


    • October 30th, 2018 | Jean Rhoades |

      Ryan, Tyler, and buddies



  31. October 19th, 2018 | Robyn Rand |

    I will always miss my good friend Ryan. The most genuine kind and polite person I know. Beyond this earthly realm we have something even more in common aside from sobriety. I was a live kidney donor on 6/22 /16 to my recipient and I'm very touched to know that he still lives in this lifetime. I love you Ryan ❤


  32. October 19th, 2018 | Evan Greeneltch |

    I hadn't seen you in quite some time, but you had always been a great friend. Seems like only yesterday we finished a basketball game at school then the weekend and we were all hanging out. You were always a kind, compassionate, & loving person. You were an exceptional man, I can't believe you are gone, love you brother, see you in Heaven one day. Until then you will be GREATLY missed Ryan! My thoughts and prayers are with the Rhoades family, God bless.


    • October 30th, 2018 | Jean Rhoades |

      Fountain of Life School basketball



  33. October 19th, 2018 | Julianne Shaffer |

    I pass, by everyday, the place where the accident occurred. Literally think of you guys everyday. Also reminds me everyday is a gift and blessing.


    • October 30th, 2018 | Jean Rhoades |

      Wilmot & I-10



      • November 8th, 2018 | Susan Samoy |

        This picture is amazing, it is as if you can see the rays of Christ streaming down. Ryan’s in God’s arms. It’s like a sign from Christ.


  34. October 18th, 2018 | Nick Mackenzie-Low |

    Ryan was so immensely talented. The best drummer I’ve known, he was the kind of person who excelled at anything he tried. His personality was larger then life and he had the ability to cheer you up when you could be at your lowest point. A great friend. I miss him dearly. I thank the Lord for creating such a unique and ultimately such a monumental person in so many of our lives. I trust in God’s plan, and although in my eyes Jesus took Ryan home too soon God is perfect in everything he does.


    • October 30th, 2018 | Jean Rhoades |

      "Savanah" - Ryan on drums, Brandon and Nick on guitar



  35. October 18th, 2018 | Tyler Maack |

    Miss you Ryan and still think about you all the time.


  36. October 18th, 2018 | Molly McGinnis |

    Although I did not know Ryan, truly a gift to those around him.


  37. October 18th, 2018 | Tyler Richardson |

    I miss your son everyday, he was an amazing friend.


  38. October 17th, 2018 | Kevin Cerecer |

    I still can’t believe it’s been one year since you’ve left us. Everyday I still think about you. The good times we had, the good laughs we had, our longboard adventures, the late night jam sessions. I miss everything about you. But I know one day I’ll see you again, so save me a seat up there! Love you bud! ❤️


    • October 30th, 2018 | Jean Rhoades |

      Ryan and Kevin



  39. October 17th, 2018 | Jean Rhoades |

    Ryan , a Green Bay Packers fan!


    • October 18th, 2018 | Pat Zanta |

      It just isn't as fun to follow "our Packers" without seeing Ryan's reactions on FB. I hope that the Pack makes him proud this season 💚💛💚💛. Love, prayers, and hugs, my friend.


    • October 19th, 2018 | Chloe Newell |

      Not everyone knows that I have one of the biggest families you'll ever find. This family is my family in Christ, that I grew up with. Fountain of Life Lutheran Church and School is where the majority of my childhood memories are from. Memories that I will never forget! People I will never forget! We lost another family member, and fellow cheese head, Ryan Rhoades! I can not express to the Rhoades how saddened I am by this sudden news. I can, however, say that you have a family here for you! A family that can never be replaced!! My prayers go out to the Rhoades and your entire family! I pray that God can bring you peace during this rough time, and that he wraps his arms around this family and protects my brothers and sisters in Christ.


 

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