July 29, 1977-August 23, 2019
Born July 29, 1977 in Vallejo, CA. Ryan passed away August 23, 2019 in Bellingham. Ryan lived in CA. till age 12 when the family moved to Whatcom County and settled in Birch Bay. He learned how to do auto body work from his uncle Chris Backman and it became his work. He loved working on cars and especially his own. Hondas and Volkswagons were his preference. Ryan had a zest for life and lived it on his terms. He loved his family and was especially close to his niece Rio Rain, always taking the time to talk and play with her and make sure she had everything she needed. He had many friends and a lot of acquaintances who will miss Ryan and his shenanigans.
Ryan is survived by mom Marge Newton; adoptive dad Claude Newton; brothers Randy (Janna) Newton, Scott Newton, Jason Backman, Jonathan Backman, Jacob (Betsy) Tiffany; sisters Rachel Newton, Rene (Ben) Newton, Amanda (Matt) Ferry, Haley Johnson, Lisa Cleveland; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins and nephews. He also leaves behind the one true love of his life Kaley Marsh, his soulmate; her daughter Kenna; and his little dog Vandal. He was preceded in death by his much loved grandparents Earl and Joyce Brown, niece Maya, and cousins Mike and Joel.
Rest in peace until we meet again ~ There will be a celebration of life potluck Saturday September 7 at 2 p.m., at Birch Bay State Park wildlife outdoor theater. Please come tell your stories and bring pictures for proof, or it didn’t happen! For information, contact Marge Newton at email@example.com.