WILLIAM RYAN INGALLS

It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of William Ryan Ingalls.

Ryan was a remarkable young man that faced adversity with determination, perseverance and courage. He would emerge from the most dire of circumstances with a smile and positive outlook. He was truly inspirational.

This was his senior year at Auburn High School, and he looked forward to all the events that seniors experience. Homecoming with his friends was a blast, and he and the Unified Robotics team – known as the “Purple Robot Eaters” – were striving to win the state championship one more time. Ryan and his team won first in state for the 2016/2017 year and 2017/2018 year in which he earned a Letter.

Ryan had an infectious smile and brought out the best in people. Those who got to know him were affected by his sense of humor and desire to make people laugh. His friends said that they could always count on Ryan to turn a bad day around for them.

Ryan was a loyal friend who always looked out for his buddies. He would video chat with friends every night, with a special hour dedicated to one of his biggest fans, his Uncle Eric, who he affectionately called Unkie Cookie. Some of his most cherished moments were spent with his girlfriend, Jordan Mathison-Delt. Together they participated in specialized recreation events (through Auburn Parks and Recreation) like Special Olympic Bowling, dances, and outings. They also enjoyed their lunches at Black Diamond Pizza and Deli, the movies and their special Starbucks dates. Jordan was the apple of his eye.

Ryan loved time with his family, whether it was picnicking, hiking or going for a drive. He enjoyed playing video games with his dad, brother and friend Jenn. He was a feverish Husky fan, and loved to give Cougars (including his Father) a good ration at every opportunity. He also loved cats, especially his friends Leo, Aloysius, and Vanessa.

Ryan leaves behind his Grandmother Teri Bonell, Brother Ian Ingalls, Uncles Kevin Adam Furniss, Zack (Kelly) Furniss, Shane Furniss, Lance (Destiny) Bonell, Ross Ingalls (C.C.).,Eric Breuer, several cousins, as well as Godparents Rhonda Ingalls and Rhett Stevens. Lastly, his parents Ned and Cindy Ingalls who could not have been prouder of their son. We were with you every step of the way, cheering you on, riding out the storm. Our only comfort is the knowledge that this is not “good bye” to Ryan but “see you later”. Keep smiling buddy, we love you so much.

Ryan was preceded in death by his Sister Sara Nelson, Grandfather Bill Richstein, and Grandparents Ken and Helen Ingalls.

A celebration of Ryan’s life will be held in the coming weeks. In lieu of Flowers, please make donations to Auburn’s Specialized Recreation program.




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