Nathan Ryan Rickards was born on May 1, 1999, and left us far too soon on July 21, 2020. An amazing, strong, resilient, funny, smart (and smartassy), tenacious, loyal, passionate, scientifically minded, computer enthusiast, avid gamer, opinionated, direct, and deeply loving young man, Nathan and all of the quirks that made us adore him will be terribly missed.
Nathan was a son, brother, friend, partner to the love of his life Grace Boyle, and Dadoo to Andrew Kasey Rickards, their 16-month-old son. It will take the village of family and friends to move forward through this together and provide Ender (Andrew) the best possible opportunity to grow and thrive.
His family includes his dad Troy Rickards and (step)mother Christen Kishel, mother Dana Rickards, sibling and lifetime best friend Ricki Ash and their husband Nick Ash, grandparents Jeanne and Robin Smith and Cindy and Fred Kelm, uncle Mark, his wife Ashlie, their son Mathew, uncle Steven and his boys Reese, Tysin, and Seth, and his aunt Dotty. His friend family is far too large to list, but we hope they know that we know how much they meant to him. His dog Shadow and cat Loki will be taken care of by Grace.