Obituary — Ryan Kent Tipsword |

Obituary — Ryan Kent Tipsword


Ryan Kent Tipsword passed away April 5, 2009, at his home in Park City, Utah. Ryan was born in Littleton, Colo., on December 2, 1982.

A 2001 graduate of Olympus High School, Ryan lived life BIG. He packed more into 26 years than most people fit into 86. His love for life and people flowed into his work in the travel and hospitality industry, making memories for multitudes of vacationers. Ryan longed to be with his friends and family at Alta in winter, Lake Powell in summer and on any golf course, anytime.

Ryan never knew a stranger. His approachability, fun good nature, kind-heartedness, sensitivity, compassion and fearlessness brought others close to him. Within his large family, a generation of cousins idolize him for his kindness, ability to relate and a wonderful gift to bring fun to any occasion.

Ryan loved his family very much and always put them before himself. He is survived by his daughter, Ava Marie Tipsword; father, Stephen (Donna) Tipsword; mother, Ann (Jim) Sumner; brother, Brandon Tipsword; step-sister, Megan Gertz; grandparents, Ron and Virgene Stricklett, and Patricia Snider; two nieces, Jaelyn and Kaylee Tipsword; numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and hundreds of friends nationwide all of them love him dearly. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Norman Tipsword.

A memorial service was held earlier in the week. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests donations made payable to: "Ryan K Tipsword Memorial Account for Ava Marie", established at America First Credit Union. Donations may be made at any America First Credit Union Branch or by U.S. mail addressed to: America First Credit Union, P. O. Box 9199, Ogden, UT 84409.

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