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Ryan Wardle

May 5, 1976 — November 10, 2023

Hyrum

In loving remembrance of Ryan Jay Wardle, who passed away on November 10, 2023 due to complications of diabetes at the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray Utah at the age of 47.

Ryan was born in Logan, Utah to Jay and Janet Wardle on May 5, 1976 and was raised in Hyrum Utah. The older brother to his two siblings. 

Ryan’s love for his children was unwavering, James, Sam and Nicolena were always in the forefront of his mind and his priority. His happiest memories and joy were found while being with his kids.

For Ryan and his son, James, soccer games were more than just a pastime while growing up- they were a time of excitement and connection. Whether in the early years as a coach, the cheering on the sideline as a supportive parent or the atmosphere of a Real Salt Lake game, these events became a meaningful backdrop to their relationship. Ryan found not just a love of the game, but a special bond and love for his son.

Ryan enjoyed being outdoors, especially the special time spent with his son, Sam, fishing and hiking in the mountains. For Ryan, being with Sam while fishing was more than just about the day’s catch. It evolved into a cherished ritual and a time of solace for him. In those moments by the water, Ryan found not just the joy of fishing but a peaceful refuge where he and Sam could unwind, share the moment together and just fish to fish.

Ryan loved to play his guitar and watching live music. He especially loved the time spent with his boys jamming, and the excitement when they would show him a new song or something they wrote together. As they played together, Ryan wasn’t just their dad – he was their biggest fan, reveling in every chord and beat with genuine pride. His enthusiasm went beyond their private jam sessions; he couldn’t resist bragging to anyone who would listen about the talent he in saw in his sons. He cherished the memories of the many concerts they were able to enjoy together. These were truly some of his happiest memories and one that always put a smile on his face.

In the moments with his daughter, Nicolena, Ryan’s authenticity truly shone through. Their special time together wasn’t about grand gestures, it was in the everyday silliness, the special lunch dates, rides to get a treat at the store while jamming out to their favorite music, the random conversations, and the shared quirks that made their connection so special and genuine for him. Ryan loved when Nic was younger, she would paint his toenails, a small unconventional act that spoke volumes about his unconditional love for her. Ryan cherished the opportunity to coach Nic’s soccer team for 10 seasons creating a bond and love for the game and each other. Nicolena knew every time she lovingly referred to him as “Old Fossil” they would have a good laugh together.

He is proud of his kids and the unconditional love and compassion that they always showed to him. He would take any opportunity to share stories and accomplishments of each of them, his face lighting up as he did so, reflecting the love he had for them.

Ryan wasn’t one for grand gestures or sentimental speeches but you always knew that he loved you. Whether it was watching his Pittsburgh Steelers, Real Salt Lake, enjoying Triple D Nation, snowboarding with his kids or in the kitchen showing off his cooking skills, he truly loved being with his family and friends. His caring nature and spirit left an impression on all those who knew him. His quick wit, knack for quoting movies and storytelling turned ordinary moments into shared laughter, making every gathering a memorable occasion for all those who were lucky enough to be there with him.  

He is survived by his children, James, Sam (Shaylee), and Nicolena. His father Jay Wardle, sister Suzi Iverson (Christian), brother Ben (Megan). Many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who loved him.

He is preceded in death and welcomed with loving arms by his mother, Janet Wardle. Grandparents Dee and Ruth Robinette and Jay and Joyce Wardle.

A viewing will be held at Allen-Hall Mortuary located at 34 East Center Street, Logan Utah on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 PM with a second viewing Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 11:00 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 455 East 100 South Hyrum Utah. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 noon.  Interment will be at the Hyrum City Cemetery.

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