Tyler VonRuden
CLASS OF 2001 (1983-2005)

Obituary from The Columbian, Vancouver, WA - September 29, 2005

Tyler Jack VonRuden, the beloved son of Steve and Melody VonRuden, died an accidental death on September 25, 2005 in Santa Barbara, California.

Tyler was born October 10, 1983 in San Diego, CA. He lived in Vancouver, WA for eight years and recently relocated to Santa Barbara with his family. He graduated from Prairie High School in 2001. He was employed at Home Depot for the last four years. Tyler had a passion for baseball, not only playing in Little League and high school, but also as a spectator of professional baseball. He dearly loved his family and friends and had a gift of compassion, love, generosity and light-hearted laughter.

Parents Steve and Melody, his brother Josh and his sister Larissa, maternal grandparents Dave and Lenora Schulze, paternal grandparents Jack and Ruby VonRuden, aunts, uncles and cousins survive Tyler. We will miss you but never forget you. You will always live in our hearts.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 6 PM at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Dr. in Vancouver, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations to Glenwood Little League in memorial to Tyler Jack VonRuden (360) 573-9903.