Conrad Charles Ryden |

Conrad Charles Ryden

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Conrad Charles Ryden, a life resident of New Castle, CO passed away peacefully at

Valley View Hospital on March 28, 2011. He was a young 39.

Born in Rifle, CO Oct. 12, 1971 to Charles and Angela (Marney) Ryden, he grew up and spent his short life in the New Castle area. He graduated from Rifle High School in 1990 and then graduated at the top of his automotive technology class from Wyoming Technical Institute in Laramie, Wyoming. He then spent his entire career in the automotive repair industry fulfilling one of his passions of fixing vehicles. His other passions of music and artwork were fulfilled by being a drummer for various bands, drawing and painting. He loved the great outdoors and always enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a great people person and made friends everywhere he went.

Conrad is survived by his parents Charles and Angela, his son Layn Ryden of Parachute, CO; grandmother Melva Marney of New Castle, CO; sisters Tamara (Danny) Moss of New Castle, CO, Laura (Keith) Galloway of Ten Sleep, WY; brothers Jason Ryden, Justin Ryden, and Wesley Ryden all of New Castle, CO; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Ted and Elna Mae Ryden of New Castle, CO and Gifford Marney of Glenwood Springs, CO and Uncle Gregory Marney of Fruita, CO.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2011 about a half of a mile up Main Elk Creek (Co Rd 243) New Castle, CO with burial at the Ryden Family Cemetery at 6234 Co Rd 226, New Castle, CO. In case of inclement weather, services will be at the Rifle Fairgrounds in Rifle, CO.

In lieu of flowers an account has been set up at Alpine Bank under the name Conrad Ryden Benefit Memorial Account.

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