12/31/1982 - 10/07/2020
Visitation Date: 10/14/2020
Visitation Time: 4 - 6 PM
Visitation Location: Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 E. Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297

Our beloved, Ryan Scott Bell, 37, husband to Jada Bell and father of two, Ryder Bell and Weston Bell, of Gilbert, Arizona passed away October 7, 2020.

Born December 31, 1982 in Detroit, Michigan, Ryan later moved to California and again to Austin where he grew up and went to school.  Growing up Ryan was always the life of the party. His energy electrified the room the second he walked in and that was when the party started. While he was in high school Ryan got a job at a shoe store, which is where he found his passion in sales and business.  He never took no as an answer and his energy and charisma could be felt by all those around him.  After surviving high school, he went to college at the University of Texas-Arlington and graduated with a business degree. That is where he met the love of his life, Jada Bell.  After graduating and getting married they moved to Pennsylvania for his first career in sales. Ryan moved again where he settled down and began a family of his own in Gilbert, Arizona.

Ryan wore many hats, but to those who knew him knew the one thing he cared about most in this world was his family. Ryan Bell, who was loved by all, was a loving husband, caring father of 2 boys, a son, and a brother.  He loved taking his family to the beach in San Diego and vacationing with them in Durango, Colorado.  He was someone who was always looking for the next adventure and was able to make many amazing everlasting memories with his family.  He was a passionate baseball coach to the Rough Riders, and inspired all those that were around him.  He had the ability to challenge others to become better and pushed his team to become better. He led them to multiple championships.  His legacy will live on through these boys he has impacted so much, the numerous friends he has made, and his family who will always cherish his memory.  Many knew him as a big kid. He was the first to order a happy meal, the first to suggest stopping and getting a slushy after baseball practice, sucking on a ring-pop while coaching baseball practice, or putting on cowboy boots and cowboy hat and becoming the life of a party. Whether he was white-water rafting with his family, coaching baseball, watching the Steelers play football, or decorating his house with singing Christmas lights, he made a lifelong impact on those around him. Though his time on earth was cut short he will have an everlasting impression on many.  He was able to fill the hearts of those around him with love and compassion, provide incredible memories, and had an unbeatable love for his family. He lived life to the fullest and cherished every moment with his family and friends.  His memory will live on and we know he will be watching over all of us from above.

He is survived by his sons Ryder and Weston Bell and loving wife Jada Bell of Gilbert, AZ, his parents Scott and Linda Bell of Show Low, AZ, his Grandfather Ronald Bell (Sally) of Columbus, OH, and his brother Cory Bell (Rebecca) of Glen Rose, TX, and his 3 nieces. Ryan was preceded in death by his Grandparents Alfred and Beth Bauman, and Barbara Bell.

 

Condolences

  • Angela Hernandez

    Jada, my heart goes out to you and precious sons. You’ve been on my mind since I’ve heard of Ryan’s passing. Sending you much love during this difficult time.

  • Daniel Cheatham

    Ryan was my sons t-ball all star coach and always had great teams. I would follow Ryan and Jada’s exciting family via social media, where they were always making memories the boys will never forget. God, please ease their suffering and bless them all.

  • Jada you and the boys are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Monica Langefeld

    There are no words to express my heartfelt sympathy for you and your family. Ryan is watching over you all.

  • We are so privileged to have known Ryan. He was a great guy and so kind to my family….. you will be with us always….

  • Mike, Holly, Carter, & Keira Gross

    Sending you and the boys our deepest sympathies and prayers for healing, Jada. Ryan was an exceptional personality and we loved seeing pictures of all your family adventures (and bringing our kids to see his out-of-this-world Christmas lights). Thinking of you all and celebrating Ryan’s life and impact on the community…

  • Jada, we are deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Jett and I’s thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys.
    “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1

  • That was a beautiful write up of Ryan. There are just no words to express how sorry I am to hear of your loss. You and the boys are in my thoughts and I hope the memories will soon be easier to remember with not so much heartbreak.

  • All my thoughts and prayers to your family during this time. Sending my love and hugs to you.

  • What a terrible loss. My heart aches for your family. For such a short time on earth, Ryan sure packed a lot into his few short years, in many ways, more than some accomplish in a full long life. Love is being poured out by So many. Please know you are all in my prayers and thoughts.

  • Ryan truly was the life of the party. Everyone liked him. He was kind, thoughtful, and could light up any room. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jada, the boys and Ryan’s family. Rest In Peace Ryan.

  • Alicia Hintermann

    Jada and Family,
    The short time I knew your family Ryan was always kind and friendly. I know how much of a blessing he was to your family. I am so sorry for your loss and I can only imagine how difficult this time is for your family. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

  • Jada, I am truly sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine how you must feel right now. Ryan was the life of the party, and I remember nothing but good times with him. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  • Gail and Patty Smith

    Sending love and prayers to all of Ryan’s family.

  • So sorry for your loss. Sending you prayers and our deepest condolences. Hope all his goodness in all the memories you have bring you through this.

  • Dennise Redford

    Jada, my heart hurts for you, Ryder and Weston. Ryan was a devoted father and husband and it showed in his whole being every time we met. Please know I am sending love and strength to you. Reach out, I am here and willing to help in anyway I can. Love you all, Dennise Redford

  • Bonnie (Bouchez) Stine

    Jada and family,
    I’ve worked with Ryan for many years and he will be missed greatly. I hope that the countless memories you shared with Ryan continue to live on through you and bring you peace. My sincere condolences, Bonnie Stine

  • Brande and Rocky Bruce

    My beautiful sweet friend, I am so sad to hear about your husband’s passing. I have been lifting you and your family up in prayer every day. God will get you through this. Thank you Father God for the strength, courage and peace that you have blessed this family with in the name of Jesus Amen!!!!

  • Steve, Sharee, and Mark Reed

    Jada and family
    We knew Ryan and the family when they lived in Austin and were close friends and neighbors. Ryan was a really
    fun kid, always testing his parents patience and resolve. He had a “Can Do” attitude and he showed this many times when met with any challenge. His love for animals, (ferrets, sugar gliders, big dogs, little dogs, etc.) was infectious and fun for everyone. We are so very sorry for your loss and know that Ryan is smiling down at you and his sons and was blessed to have such a wonderful family as yours. God Bless you all.

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