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.
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.
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.
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….
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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!!!!
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.
We just heard about your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. We send our condolences.
First let me express my apology for this late message since I had no idea of Ryan’s passing until today. I must admit that I am in total shock having received this news that this great human being is no longer here.
My relationship with Ryan began many years ago at a convention for doctors in Las Vegas. With out exaggeration, Ryan approached me with his magnetic charm and unwavering passion for stem cell research that launched my loyal years of commitment to his company Surgenex. Ryan always treated me with kindness and respect. He would never assume anything with me and backed up everything he presented to me with professional resources and research. He constantly expressed compassion to my various patient challenges and clearly supported my goals for patient advocacy. Ryan also had a tremendous side of generosity. I know that he truly cared about his company, the people he worked with, and the doctors he served. It is with very few words a blessing that he was in my life.
When business was completed I was honored to learn about Ryan’s personal life. We traded our stories of his love for youth baseball, while he tolerated my stories of being a volleyball, hockey, and dance dad! Through his eyes I knew he had an unquenchable love and compassion for his wife and sons.
Before god I will testify that I truly respected this man and what he stood for. Ryan was a phenomenal friend and consummate professional. I look forward to seeing him one day again to talk sports.
I am so heartbroken to hear the passing of Ryan. I came to know Ryan though our workplaces. He was a happy go lucky guy with a smile on his face, as wide as the sky. I don’t think I ever heard him complain of anything wrong.
He was such a proud papa. He looked forward to teaching his son Ryder, baseball. I asked him in the beginning of him coaching Tball; How’s it going with Ryder? He laughed and said, “Yolie, Ryder, is obsessed with baseball. He lives, breathes, and sleeps baseball. LOL. When, Weston came along, he told be he is not so much into the game as Ryder. He loved his family. One, year he brought me Cookies he and Jada had made for Christmas.
Him and I would have some great talks, not only of business and sales, but of family and baseball.
He helped me so much supply our New Clinic with new equipment. From exam beds, blood pressure monitors, to lab equipment.
When I retired, he gave me his season tickets to a cubs game. We stayed in touch very minimal. I believe the last time is emailed him was maybe in Sept.
My heart is broken for you Jada, Ryder, & Weston, his parents & family. Mckesson has lost a true family member as well.
I could go on and on about Ryan, because he was such a awesome person. I regret not keeping in touch with him more. But I am proud to say he was my friend. And, I will truly miss him, He had a contagious laugh and great smile.
Jada, may your memories of Ryan, help you in your grief. He lives in you through your boys.
May the good lord give you comfort and strength to endure your loss.
Rest in Peace my friend. The angels came to greet you and took you to paradise.