Link to services: https://youtu.be/0JB1n1whXhwIn
Ryan (Jack) Elizabeth Beckett, 14, passed away October 26 at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Ryan was born to Mark and MaryBeth Beckett in Mesa, AZ. Ryan had a passion for all animals, especially his dogs, playing video games, creating art and all things anime. He was an avid reader who often lost himself between the pages of a book, especially long after bedtime and during classroom hours. He was “forced” to go camping with his family, but in truth he let his true self shine in the great outdoors. Nothing brought out his true chatterbox self as taking long hikes with his dad. Ryan had no fear, always wanting to climb the cliffs with shear drops and loved to see how anxious it made his mom. He was not a fan of school, but truly loved learning. He was a history and science buff and was excited by his new foray into video production. Ryan was unapologetically vocal about his gender identity and was fully supported by all of his family. Although Ryan left us far too young, his unique spirit will be remembered by all who knew him. He will live in our hearts for all time.
Ryan is survived by his parents Mark and MaryBeth, his sister and best friend Hannah, his brother Evan, his grandparents Ronald and Patricia Howe, Virginia Card and Salvatore Rotino, uncle Jeffery Howe, uncle Alan Beckett (Christine), cousins Tyler and Madison Beckett and three rambunctious puppers, Maximus, Stella and Zane.
Services will be held On Friday November 5th at the Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 E Queen Creek Rd, Gilbert, AZ. Doors open to the public for visitation at 9:45, with a funeral service to begin at 11:00 and a reception to follow on site. Interment will be held privately at a later date. Services will also be live streamed for those unable to attend, https://youtu.be/0JB1n1whXhwIn. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to One N Ten, an organization dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ youth in Arizona.