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Ryan Martin Espinoza

February 10, 1997 ~ November 9, 2018 (age 21)

Ryan Martin Espinoza, also lovingly known as “Peaches”, passed away unexpectedly Friday, November 9, 2018. Ryan was born February 10,1997, to Martin Robert Espinoza and Terry Lynn (Phillips) in Vernal, Utah.

Ryan was fortunate enough to have met the love of his life, Kennedy Anderton, at a very young age, in 2013. The two were married October 21, 2016, in Vernal. They just recently celebrated their second wedding anniversary in California.

Ryan’s positive attitude was often reflected in his contagious smile. He would never hesitate to lend a helping hand to someone in need, family and friends especially. When not working, he could be found either fishing or working on a new project that usually involved his truck or another vehicle. Like his father, Ryan was a passionate and gifted mechanic--which seemed to come naturally to him.

Kennedy and the rest of the family would like to thank Ryan Jones and R. W. Jones Trucking for everything they have done. Ryan loved his job and everyone he worked with. Ryan was the best son, husband, brother, uncle and friend anyone could ask for. He will be missed very deeply.

Ryan is survived by his wife Kennedy Espinoza (Anderton), father Martin (Jana) Espinoza, mother Terry Espinoza (Phillips), Father-in-law Joe Frank, sisters Crystal Espinoza, Felicia (Zack) Rants, Jasmine (Josh) Sand, Domenick (Chase) Ussery, Taylor Espinoza, Chalet Espinoza, and Caitlyn Espinoza, brother Malachi Aycock. Ryan is also survived by grandmothers Faye Phillips and Jeanne Anderton, nieces Dakota Sand and Ari Rants, nephews Kaysten Ussery, Mason Sand, Decker Ussery, Gunner Rants and J.T. Sand, as well as many close aunts, uncles, cousins and friends whom he loved dearly. Ryan was preceded in death by grandfathers, Andrew Espinoza, Jesse Phillips, and Kenneth G Anderton, grandmother Josie Romero, mother-in-law, Michele Anderton and very close friend Shane Meinrod.

Services in memory of Ryan Martin Espinoza will be held as follows: evening viewing Wednesday, November 14th, at Ashley Valley Funeral Home from 6-8 pm, day viewing Thursday, November 15th, at Uintah Conference Center from 9:45-10:45 am, funeral services immediately following, at Uintah Conference Center, burial services in Maeser Fairview Cemetery.

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