Ryan Keith Ricks, age 34, passed away July 17, 2014, at his home in Moscow, Idaho, in the arms of his wife and holding his mother's hand.
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Ryan was born in Rexburg, Idaho, on Oct. 22, 1979, to Hal P. and Jeanne Crain Ricks. He attended South Fremont High School and attended the University of Idaho for two years. He worked in positions including electrical work, construction and as a certified nursing assistant.
He was sealed to LeAnna Mischa (Selman) Ricks on Dec. 20, 2006, in the Idaho Falls Temple. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing and enjoying nature. His favorite place to be was in the boat with his wife, fishing in the sun on Dworshak Reservoir. He will be remembered as the man with the brightest smile, the warmest heart and the loudest laugh. His friends and family know that he is finally done with his battle with cancer and that he is resting with his Father in Heaven and his other relatives who have already passed on.
He is survived by his wife, LeAnna, in Moscow; his parents, Hal and Jeanne Ricks, of Teton; and siblings, Craig P., (Kena) Ricks, of St. Anthony; Becky Halliday, of Orem, Utah; Weston (Bridget) Ricks, of Moscow, Idaho; Jerry D (Diana) Ricks, of Chubbuck, Idaho; Kyle (Ashley) Ricks, of Montana; Halee (Aaron) Brogdon. He is dearly loved by his wife, family and friends and adored by all 17 of his nieces and nephews.
Memorial services for his Moscow friends will be announced and held at a later time. Condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.net and memorial donations may be submitted to GoFundMepage at http;//www.gofundme.com/aaf5s4.
His funeral service will be held in Teton, Idaho at the Teton LDS Second Ward Chapel on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Bishop Craig Carter officiating. A viewing will be held on Monday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bidwell Funeral Home in St. Anthony, Idaho and at the Teton church one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Teton-Newdale Cemetery. Condolences may also be sent to www.bidwellfuneralhome.com
Bidwell Funeral Home
555 East Yellowstone Highway St. Anthony, ID 83455
Published in Rexburg Standard Journal on July 19, 2014