Sunset Hills Memorial Park & Funeral Home

1215 145th Place SE, Bellevue, WA


Ryan William Turman

September 3, 1994June 12, 2020

With deepest sorrow, we announce that Ryan William Turman, age 25, a beloved Son, Brother, Grandson, Nephew, Cousin and Friend, passed away suddenly on Friday June 12, 2020 at Overlake Hospital. Immediate family were at his side, holding his hand and showering him with love as he departed this world peacefully. A gift.

Although only 25 at the time of his death, Ryan affected many people in his lifetime. Those who knew Ryan lost a shining light in their lives.

Ryan will be missed every day by his Mother and Father, Tracy and Chris Turman, his twin Brother Evan and his younger Brother Tyler, his grandparents Betsy and Dan Downing, his loving Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, girlfriend Katie, many, many great friends, and his puppy Dino.

Ryan was greeted in heaven by those he knew in his life: his loving maternal grandparents, Velma and Bill Aiken, maternal Great Grandmother Delores Green, paternal grandfather Gerald Turman, paternal Great Grandmother Viola Bird, and other relatives and friends. Ryan is surrounded by love.

Ryan was born on September 3, 1994 at 11:52 pm. He was the second born of twins (Baby B). It has been said that Ryan was tired of sharing the womb with his brother Evan (Baby A), he wanted more space. That is so Ryan to want a bigger pad. After a few swift kicks, Evan had enough and was born while Ryan decided, to his Mom’s and doctor’s dismay, to just chill inside this expanded space for a bit. About one hour and forty-five minutes after Evan was born, Ryan was literally forced to make his entry into the world. He had to do it his way in his time. Even at that early time he was fighting for his independence to have a separate birthday so he did not have to share with his brother. Ryan was about 1 ¾ pounds heavier than Evan, likely because he took first dibs on the food in the womb and gave Evan the leftovers. Again, that is so Ryan. If you shared food with him, you will understand. A testament that certain habits start really, really early.

Ryan was an athletic kid from a very young age. His initial entry into sports was on the Diamondback T-Ball team when he was five years old. After realizing that playing around in the dirt was not part of the game, he lost interest quickly. That is when his interest in football started. Influenced by his Dad and paternal Grandfather, Gerald Turman, Husky alumni and avid Husky football fans, Ryan’s interest in football took off and never stopped. He was hooked! Ryan played football on the Bellevue Bears alongside his Brother, Evan all through middle school, then all four years for the Interlake Saints where he also ran track. Prior to and during playing football for the Bellevue Bears, Ryan played chess and acquired a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do where he learned the tenants of Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit. Unconsciously, he tried his best to live his life according to these principals. Ryan was a true competitor.

Ryan attended Bennett Elementary School, Odle Middle School, Interlake High School and Washington State University, making lifelong friends along the way. At the time of his death he worked for an internet finance marketing firm in Renton, Washington where he was regularly acknowledged for his work. He was exceptionally proud of his work achievements, which enabled him to purchase his current dream car all on his own, maintain an apartment, and have fun. Ryan enjoyed the fruits of his labor and shared with others abundantly.

We will miss Ryan’s beautiful eyes, his infectious smile and laugh that brightened the room, his generous and giving nature and his sense of style. Ryan was always fitted. He mastered the art of color coordination when it came to his wardrobe. His shoe collection was pretty impressive; he always had to have a complete look from head to toe. His favorite color was red. Ryan was always welcoming and made people feel comfortable. When he was your friend, he was a true friend. Ryan’s body was his art canvas, which is reflected in his tattoos. Many are beautiful works of art. Each of his tats had symbolic meaning. In addition to Ryan’s love of various sports that he and his brother Evan shared, another love Ryan had was his boundless love for his little Bro Tyler. While Ryan was not always verbally expressive, he showed his love through his actions. He attended Tyler’s football games, Tae Kwon Do competitions and belt promotions and bought Tyler a car for his 18th birthday. He was incredibly proud of Tyler’s academic accomplishments and college options. Knowing that Tyler had decided to attend the University of Washington was the source of so much pride for Ryan. Although he initially thought USC should be Tyler’s school of choice, having Tyler be close to home became of paramount importance to Ryan. He even talked about the possibility of sharing an apartment with Tyler. Yeah, right… Between the two of them it would have been a literal “funk” fest.

While Ryan encountered some adversity in his short years, he was an enduring warrior. He lived life with zeal, passion and faith in God. Although Ryan was baptized as a Catholic as a baby, he truly accepted God later in life on his terms. He was baptized at Churchome in Kirkland, WA last year. Ryan walked in faith.

We are all blessed to have had Ryan in our lives. He will remain with us in spirit and we will carry him in our hearts forever.

Quote from one of Ryan’s tats: “He who kneels before God can stand before anyone” Ryan, you are standing.

Thank you Lord for the gift of Ryan’s life.

A most sincere thank you from the Turman Family for the love and support from family and friends. It has been incredibly humbling. The intentions are truly felt. The resounding message from Tracy’s (Ryan’s Mom) family, “We are holding you up.” It is felt.

The Turman Family also wants to thank Ryan’s friends who arranged and attended an impromptu park gathering and candle light vigil on Sunday, June 14th. It was a wonderful event and meant so much to the Family, more than you know. There was so much love for Ryan. The stories were special. Thank you.

A memorial service is being held on June 20, 2020 at Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Funeral home in Bellevue, Washington. Due to COVID 19, in person attendance is very limited. Therefore, to permit the participation of friends and family near and far, the service will be webcast. The link is below. There will also be a Celebration of Life event at a future date. Ryan’s body will be cremated and his ashes dispersed at a private gathering at the family’s cabin on the Washington coast.

In lieu of flowers or food, please recognize Ryan in a way that brings joy to your life, eat one of his favorite foods (Mexican), listen to his favorite songs, do his signature dance (the squabble), or wear his favorite color (red).

If you desire to make a contribution of some kind, please remit proceeds to Hopelink in Ryan’s name, a charity his Mother supports.


  • Memorial Service Webcast

    Saturday, June 20, 2020



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David Landers

June 25, 2020

Such a touching tribute to Ryan. Deepest condolences to the Turman family and friends. Love and prayers, David

Joanne Malone

June 22, 2020

Turman family and love ones. May your sorrow fade with each tomorrow.
Ryan is at peace. He's in company of other love ones who went before him.
RIP young man. Love Joanne Malone

Rob Neate

June 22, 2020

Tracy and family--I am so sorry to hear this news. I hope you can take solace in the fact that so many of us treasure you and your friendship, and would do anything to help. I also realize that this is just awful. Please take care of yourselves and each other in these times.

Lauri Heuker

June 20, 2020

To the Turman Family-
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy and condolences on your loss of Ryan. While I only knew Ryan during the time he dated Samantha at Interlake, I thought of him occasionally since then, and would remember his smile. I wish I had had the opportunity during that time to get to know him better.
You now have an angel to watch over all of you. Your memories of him will keep him alive in your heart.

Love and time will help heal the ache in your heart-
Lauri Heuker

Mikayla Jones

June 20, 2020

Don’t even know where to start.... soooo many memories with you. I think the two that stand out for me would be when Myles, you, Janae, and I would go driving around playing garbage bowling. Man, never knew throwing garbages at other garbages through a car could be so fun? Oh and don’t forget the egging! We were so young, but we had the times of our lives doing that stupid stuff. The Next memory that stands out was pretty recent but I told you everything going on with my job and how I hated it, it wasn’t paying well , and my hours were crap. You didn’t hesitate... you told me right then and there what kinda job you had, how much you could make, how similar it was to my job at time and that you would set me up with your boss. Even though you at that point were the boss lol. From seeing how happy you looked, and noticing you worked in lynnwood, I felt like it was a perfect place for me to switch over. It wasn’t even a week later that I left my job to come work with you. You had my back. The whole entire time. Closed ALL my deals, told me all the ins and outs of the job, a always did what you could to make sure I had bread in my pocket. I did so well because of you. You even would pick me up at the crack of dawn just to make sure we’d get to work on time. YOU WERE GIVING. I wish I had more time with you so I could do that same to you! Thank you for all you have done for me and all the fun we had together. I’m gonna miss hitting you up for the function moves, hitting you up to close my deals, or just seeing your beautiful eyes and contagious smile looking at me and texting me funny videos at work when WE should’ve been doing work. You will truly be missed. I will cry every day you are gone but just know, not all will be sad tears, but happy tears as well. I Will live through you Ryan. I love you so much and I’m sorry I didn’t tell you enough. Wish you were here... until we meet again, rest easy Ry❤️ With love, Mikayla

Danny Wilson

June 20, 2020

We met in high school on the football field and instantly became friends. One thing I remember about you Ryan is that you were always so genuine and kept it real with everyone. You definitely were one of the nicest guys this earth has ever known and it saddens me to see you depart so soon but I know you're up there smiling in Heaven. Until we meet again my friend, Rest in Paradise.

Jason Rimkus

June 20, 2020

Ryan - You are a person that has had a lasting impact on everyone you come across. You are one of those rare people in this world that leaves a mark or memory with everyone you meet. You're a player a coach doesn't forget. We had our battles, we had our laughs and we had our fun. You always kept it real and one thing I admired about you was your undeniable and unyielding loyalty you had for your friends and family. My one regret in our time together is not letting you know how much I cared for you. I love you Ryan.

To Traci and Chris - You're the two most loving and strongest parents I've had the pleasure of meeting. The strength, integrity and joyful character your children have are a reflection of the two people you are.

All my love and support to the Turman Family.
Jason Rimkus

Sammi Puhl

June 20, 2020

It is so hard to let you go! I’m going to miss all the times you put a smile on my face and all the laughs. Love you Ryan! Heaven gained a King!

William (Darwin) Aiken

June 20, 2020

To My Nephew,
I love you always...
I will miss your smile and how we chatted when you called.
I have bee blessed to call you my nephew.
You may no longer be here physically, but you will always be in my heart.
To my sister, brother-in-law and nephews, I love you until the time of time...

Robin Duncan

June 20, 2020

Tracy, Chris, Evan & Tyler-my Family and I send our heartfelt condolences to you all as you release your beloved Ryan into his greater yet to be as he is now flying with the angels. We hold you all dear and are with you in loving support.


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