Abe was born March 1, 1984, and was the sweetest baby boy. He grew up in Montana City and attended the same school K through 8. Upon graduation from Helena High in 2002, Abe became a wildland firefighter with Montana DNRC. He then joined a U.S. Forest Service Helitack crew and did a stint in Alaska with The Midnight Son’s Firefighting Hotshots crew.
He eventually met and married Marley in Idaho, and they were raising four beautiful kids: Addie, Grace, Charlie and Thatcher. Ryan was an avid outdoorsman who loved fly fishing anytime, anywhere. He changed careers from firefighter to become a woodworking craftsman, completing many beautiful projects in Boise and McCall, Idaho.
Ryan lost his battle with depression on Oct. 20, 2019 and will forever be missed. He leaves behind his wife, Marley; children, Addie, Grace, Charlie and Thatcher; his parents, Terri and Rick; his sister, Stephanie; and his best fly-fishing brother-in-law, Sam, in addition to his mother-in-law, Susan (Alan) and father-in-law, Ed (Lee); sisters-in-law Collin (Jeremy) and Bryn (Zac); aunts, Cheri, Margie, Vicki; Uncle Davey; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial gathering will be held 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Montana City VFD Station No. 1 at 1192 Hwy 282 in Montana City. Please bring your memories and stories to share. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Ryan’s memory go to Montana City VFD.