Ryan Scott Corey


29Ryan passed away on April 2nd at his home in Bothell Washington. He was born April 17th 1997 to Jeff and Teresa Corey in Lewiston Idaho. He was 17.

Ryan attended Centennial Elementary and Sacajawea Junior High School in Lewiston until 2012. He attended Juanita High School in Kirkland and was to graduate in June of this year. He was planning on attending Cascadia Community College in the fall.

Ryan was passionate for the outdoors. He started Cub scouts at Grace Lutheran Church and was currently working towards his Eagle Scout with Troop 570 in Kirkland, Washington. He loved fishing and hunting with his dad and hiking, biking and snowboarding with his Mom. Ryan caught his first steelhead at age 5 and took his first deer at age 12. Turkeys were his passion and nemesis as he loved chasing them. He took his biggest gobbler in 2012. He loved wakeboarding at Dworshak reservoir and riding his motorcycle all over the mountains of Northern Idaho. He loved snowboarding at Stevens pass but missed this year due to the lack of snow. He was planning on attending Philmont Boy Scout camp this June to hike the gorgeous mountains of New Mexico. Ryan also loved to compete and started running track in ninth grade at Lewiston High School. He currently was on the Juanita High Track team and was running several events and learning to master pole vaulting.

He also was very close to his older sister Heather and his Chocolate Lab Dakota. Heather and he were separated by many miles, they talked daily and played games in their spare time. Dakota was a faithful friend and they are now reunited again.

Ryan is survived by his parents, Jeff and Teresa Corey of Bothell Washington; sister Heather Corey of Lewiston; Grandparents Jack and Jane Corey of Rupert Idaho and Barbara Brewster of Lewiston; Aunt and Uncle Jodi and Greg Thomas of Cleburn Texas, Aunt Susan Tankersley of Snohomish Washington; Uncle Shane Tankersley and wife Sonya of Arlington Washington; cousins Zach Tankersley of Snohomish Washington and Tyler and Rayann Thomas of Cleburn Texas. He was preceded in death by his Grandfather Jim Brewster.

A memorial service will be held Saturday April 11th at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church 10021 NE 124th St. Kirkland Washington 98034 .In lieu of flowers, we ask for donations to the Boy Scouts of America Troop 570 at the above address in Ryan’s memory.


28 Responses to “Ryan Scott Corey”

  • The Hollingsworth Family says:

    Our hearts are broken and Ryan will be missed for the rest of our lives. We’re hoping that time along with the love and support of family and friends will help ease the pain and allow a bit of healing to begin. All our Thoughts and Prayers. The Hollingsworth Family.

  • Greg Wilson says:

    My heart hurts for you and your family. I am praying for our Lords strength, grace & love.
    Your friend,

  • Dan Luper says:

    To the Corey family we will always miss Ryan but, his memories will also last forever. Our prayres are with you at this time to help in understanding this tragedy of life. Ryan was always an exceptional youg man to work with.
    Scoutmast troop 162 lewiston

  • The Baker Family says:

    Our hearts are broken to hear of Ryan’s passing. We pray for your comfort at this difficult time. We pray for the hope and faith that families are forever. May God bless you and be with you.
    With much love,
    The Baker family.

  • Bill and Donita Lockwood says:

    We are so sorry for your loss! Please know our love and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

  • Matthew Ryan says:

    Though I never had the opportunity to meet Ryan, my heart breaks at the news of his passing. With deepest sympathy for your unexpected loss, my thoughts and prayers are with Jeff and the Corey family ~ may God bless you and give you the strength to get through this difficult time.

  • Keith and Faith Warren says:

    Faith and I are heartbroken for your loss. Ryan was an awesome young man that I am proud to have known. All of our love, support and prayers go out to Jeff, Teresa, Heather and family at this difficult time. May God bless you and provide you with peace in your time of need. We love you.

  • Richard and Marilla Vandemore says:

    Jeff, Teresa and Heather, Words cannot express the sadness that is felt for you in your loss of Ryan. May the comfort and LOVE of family and friends sustain you during this difficult time. Our deepest Love and sympathy.

  • David Harvey says:

    Jeff, the news has had a profound and deep effect on me and all the people at Crown. I too hope that you can find some strength in the love and support of friends and family to help you in this most difficult time.

  • The Squires Family says:

    We just wanted to let you all know that I am deeply sorry and that you are all in my thought and prayers to help you through this tough time. Ray and Lisa Squires

  • Joe Power says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  • Bob and Terri Schmidt says:

    We are very sorry for your loss of Ryan.Just know that your family and friends love and care about you. May God bless and comfort your family.

  • Wendy Heinecke Cahill says:

    Jeff and Teresa, I am devastated to hear about Ryan. I am so sorry for this terrible loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you both, Heather, Jack and Jane, Barbara and all those who loved Ryan.

  • Gayle Engstli says:

    To the Corey family, I want to send my sincerest sympathy for your
    Loss.I had the opportunity to meet Ryan at his grandmothers’ a few years ago in Lewiston, Idaho. He was a fine young man. I am so sorry he is gone. With love,Gayle Engstli.

  • Darren Malm says:

    So sorry to hear about Ryan’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


  • Marchand and Kathy Duke says:

    Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. We send our deepest sympathy.

  • Chris Davis says:

    Corey Family- My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of sadness.May happy memories get you through this difficult time.

  • Lorree Rodgers says:

    So sorry to hear about Ryan’s passsing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

  • Laura Zander says:

    I was camp mom one year when Ryan was at Camp Grizzly. He was probably 12 or 13. I don’t know why, but he decided that I needed protecting and that he was the man for the job. We hiked up to some mountain top in the dark to look at the constellations and he took my arm to guide me and held a flashlight for me. In the rain, he held an umbrella for me. Throughout the week he looked out for me. It was unspeakably sweet! I wasn’t sure if it was a bit of a crush or just his protective instincts, but it was so indicative of his caring personality and of the potential man and husband he would become. I’m so sad and shocked that he’s gone! But please know that his sweetness touched and blessed me, and I grieve with you for all the good he would have done for this world.

  • Courtney and Jake Harbin says:

    Jeff, Theresa, and Heather, it broke our hearts to hear of your deep and sudden loss. He was such a sweet and smart young man. His genuine soul will be missed by so, so many people. No words can ease the pain, but our love and thoughts are being sent your way. We are thinking of you, sending many loves.

  • Sher & Rob Safran & Jordan Emerick-Cayton says:

    Ryan and our son Jordan Emerick-Cayton were Juanita HS track buddies. They warmed up together for every meet and raced together on many occasions over the years. We loved cheering them on and will deeply miss Ryan’s enthusiasm and his ever-present smile. Ryan has touched so many lives, including Jordan’s and all of the Track team at Juanita HS. His spirit is already cherished. Our broken hearts are with you now and we will continue to hold you in our hearts in the months and the years to come. With compassionate love,
    Sher & Rob Safran and Jordan Emerick-Cayton

  • Frances Gallagher Walters & Bonnie Gallagher says:

    Theresa, Jeff, Heather and Bobbie , we are very deeply sadden by your loss. May God bless each and every one of you and keep you all in His loving embrace. May love and your own inner strength and courage help all of you to cope with each passing day. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With Love, Francie & Bonnie

  • Laura Hansen says:

    Ryan walked into my class his sophomore year at Juanita High School, convinced he would fail social studies — he told me so right away. Ryan amazed us all with his contagious sense of humor, his inquiring mind, and the welcoming way in which he worked with anybody I put him with. Ryan was a perceptive thinker, a processor — the genuine article. He always gave more than he expected in return and thanked me regularly on his way out the door. I missed him when we went on to his junior year and I miss him terribly now. Your family will always be part of the Juanita Family.

  • Saundra White says:

    Ryan was a kind and wonderful soul. He brought something special to all who met him.

    Love and prayers of comfort and healing to Jeff, Teresa, Heather and family.

  • Barb Follett says:

    I just learned of Ryan’s passing today and I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you and your family Teresa. I hope you find some comfort in knowing you are all in the thoughts and prayers of many friends and family at this difficult time. You are all in my prayers.

  • Lorraine Rough says:

    It is so hard to process this loss. Ryan was a very wonderful young man. I feel lucky to have known him, even for just a few years. I’ll never forget the day I met him. Walking past his house in Kirkland I saw him standing outside next to a lawnmower. Needing our lawn mowed (as our mower had just conked out) I asked him if he mowed lawns. “Yes, I do!” was his eager reply. Then I saw the Lewiston plates on the cars and realized the family was from my home town! What a great coincidence. I cherish the friendship that has developed with all of the Coreys. We have great memories of Ryan keeping us all together as we navigated to and from the Seahawks parade and waiting for Teresa and I as we hiked up Rattlesnake Ledge. Ryan was a hard-working, polite, caring, considerate young man who was really going to go far. Teresa, Jeff and Heather you are in my thoughts and prayers. My whole family was touched by Ryan’s kindness and our hearts ache for all of you. With much love, Lorraine.

  • Robin Carlock says:

    Jeff, Teresa and heather…….

    Words are difficult to express the loss of Ryan knowing how much a good person he was. Always remember and keep close the fond ways he touched your lives. May the peace and grace of God be with you now and forever.


  • Dustin Jolley says:

    I know it’s kind of late, but I just really wanted to express my condolences. I remember as a child how close we were, and I found about his passing by trying to reconnect with him. I’m sorry for your loss, and hope for the best. God Bless.
    -Dustin Jolley

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