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Ryan Michael Payne

September 26, 2004May 28, 2019

Ryan Michael Payne was born on September 26, 2004 in Seattle, Washington and passed away on May 28, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. Ryan was born and raised by parents Heather Moran and Michael Payne - growing up in Kenmore, Washington.

Ryan started his pre-K studies at Sorenson Early Childhood Center. Ryan attended kindergarten through 6th Grade at Kenmore Elementary and was currently in the 8th grade at Kenmore Middle School. Ryan was always excited, proud and living life as a member of a larger team - whether on his football or baseball teams, with Kenmore Elementary School, Kenmore Middle School, North Lake Little League and Vikings Junior Football. Ryan was an unending fan of the Seattle Seahawks, the Seattle Mariners and the Seattle Sounders - attending games with his Mom, Dad and Sister and friends every year, especially at Military Appreciation and Veteran Events. Ryan was a passionate, attendee, supporter and advocate for the Department of Defense Warrior Games - traveling to the Games across the United States to inspire and cheer competitors around the world and across all military branches.

Ryan had an innate ability to connect to others with his magnetic energy - especially with younger kids who felt his radiating inspirational charisma. Ryan loved music filled with beats and rhythm to match his energy on the field and in sport. Ryan brought all of his angelic and passionate energy to every interaction - living life fully and openly every moment of the day. Ryan was kind, empathetic, compassionate, showing respect to adults and elders in greeting and manner. Ryan showed no fear in life and sport, unafraid to try new things, filled with confidence that he could take on the world.

A graveside service for Ryan will be held Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Acacia Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 14951 Bothell Way NE, Seattle, WA 98155.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/seattle-wa/ryan-payne-8734914 for the Payne family.

Donations in Honor and Memory of Ryan may be made at https://www.gofundme.com/support-and-honor-ryan-payne-and-heather-moran


15 June

Graveside Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Acacia Memorial Park & Funeral Home

14951 Bothell Way NE
Seattle, WA 98155


Ryan Michael Payne

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Jack Bobin

June 15, 2019

Ryan was an energetic, passionate young man. I have great memories of him helping me during Inglemoor Junior Football season and what a kind soul he was. My deep condolences for the family as you grieve. The community loved Ryan and is here for your family.

Gui Martins

June 13, 2019

Hey, I’m Gui(gee) and I just wanted to say that I am very sorry for your loss... Ryan was one of my best friends in kms, the first time I actually started a friendship with him was after a month since the beginning of the school year, I was one of the new students there and I was starting to make some great friends, and Ryan was one of them, he was a great person, he was kind and outgoing and we would always talk and be making jokes, some times he would take my binder and I would try to chase him, which was pretty funny, that’s one of the many good memories I have of Ryan, we had a handshake that we would do right before I got in my bus(which was my ride home) and the last time I saw him, we did that handshake and he said “ See ya later bro!”. To me that means that his memory and spirit is still alive inside of each one of the people that got to know him, including me. I know he is in a better place now, And he will never be forgotten.

Andrey Yasinskiy

June 13, 2019

I am dearly sorry for your loss. It's still so hard to believe that Ryan is really gone. The first week after his passing was very difficult, I could barely function. It took me two whole days to even wrap my head around his passing. I knew Ryan well. I played football with him for five years, and I knew him since 1st grade. He was the kindest and most loving person with the most caring heart. I will miss all of those summer practices, and all of the rainy morning football games that I had with him. I will miss talking to him and seeing him in history class in the morning. It's sad for me to look at the seat that Ryan used to sit in during class. He was an outstanding football player, he really was the tackling machine. I remember going with him to the band room and messing around on the piano. I will miss playing flyers-up with him at lunch. I will miss playing with him on the big-toy at elementary school recess. He will be forever missed.

Stacy Jurgenson

June 13, 2019

It's a strange feeling to miss someone you've never met, but It has made me understand how we must cherish every single person in our life, because one day they will be gone and we will never get that time back.
Ryan was my nephew and although we've never met ...I will miss you.

Benya Vahdat

June 12, 2019

I'm sorry for your loss. Ryan was one of my close friends. The first time I met him we were sitting next to each other on our science class, and believe it or not my first impression on him, was how buff he looked like. After a little while we became friends and he invited me to play football with him after lunch and he always had my back in all the classes I've had with him.
The most recent time was on Friday, in our history class we were suppose to choose a title for our presentation but my name wasn't on the board and well I wasn't paying any sort of attention to what was happening but then he raised his hand and told our teacher that my name wasn't on the board, and it was at that point that I understood my life that year was wasted. Thank you for being such a great friend

Jackson Brown

June 12, 2019

Ryan was such a nice kid me and him were never very close. We were in the same PE class last year other than that we only had one class together and that was English where he sat directly in front of me. Even though we were not very close we would still talk. Last year in PE we were running the mile and it was the first time I had ever ran in it. On the last lap around the track I got a really bad side ache and could barely walk without being in a lot of pain and when Ryan saw that i was in pain he came over to me and motivated me to finish it.

Lucas Pangelinan

June 12, 2019

Dear Ryan's family
I'am deeply sorry for your loss of Ryan Payne. I remember having him as a friend since 2nd grade, and also having him in some of my classes. I understand the feeling of losing someone, and so I share the same pain. Prayers go out to Ryan, and his family.

-Sincerely Lucas Pangelinan

Erik Mason

June 12, 2019

Ryan was a great friend over the years, through football and school he was always brave and took challenges head on,
One of my favorite memories with Ryan was our rookie year in football when we won our first game, everyone was ecstatic and we were all family. Ryan was always happy when he played football, through the losses and the wins you could tell he loved what he did, he was a great team mate that helped everyone improve. he was a great friend and a great person he will be missed by us all. This seasons for Ryan #22

-Sincerely Erik

Sara Razzouk

June 10, 2019

I was so very deeply saddened and hurt to have learned of this tragic accident. It still makes no sense to me. This is the only photo that I have of my second cousin Ryan and I. He was so special to me and everyone he made contact with. I'm grateful for the outpouring of love and memories that are popping up on Facebook constantly. Im hopeing my family can seek some comfort in all the love that is coming back. It is clear how many hearts Ryan has touched and he is very dearly missed by many. I love you all Heather, Rachael, Ryan, Mike, Aunt Eve and Uncle Jim.
Love, Sara, George and Nathan

elaine brose

June 10, 2019

The first time I met ryan was at Long Beach. He was one of the kindest people I had ever met. Although lying about his age to seem more appealing, he was a kind hearted loving person. Not knowing him for long I know people who were or are close to him will forever cherish the memories. Love you ry<3