Ryan V. Gould, 30, died on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. He was found unresponsive by his father at his home in Yucaipa. Paramedics and police were called and Ryan was pronounced dead at the scene.
Ryan was born at Loma Linda University Medical Center on March 3, 1990, to Cheri L. Houser who gave him up for adoption to her sister, Julie F. Houser and her husband John Gould. Ryan was taken home from the hospital when he was one day old and began his life in Yucaipa.
Ryan was a lifelong resident of Yucaipa and loved living there, as well as visiting nearby Forest Falls as often as he could. Like most children, Ryan loved to play with friends and participate in sports for kids through Little League and soccer. He had many cousins that he played with and spent a lot of time learning how to swim with them.
Ryan was a good student who enjoyed school and getting good grades. As Ryan developed, he began to have health problems and was diagnosed with severe scoliosis. This condition limited what Ryan was able to do in his life but it did not stop his sweet spirit. Ryan was always first to say hello to family and friends and oftentimes there would be a welcoming hug. It was his gentle spirit and kindness that attracted many people to stop and talk to him as he walked through town.
Ryan was able to help with gardening work and, being tall, he was always helpful when someone needed a tree branch cut. He was able to help his mother as she got older and had health problems of her own. Ryan enjoyed a close and loving relationship with his father as well.
Ryan loved music. He loved rock ‘n’ roll and playing the drums. Ryan enjoyed listening to friends play the guitar when they were able to get to the beach. Pacific Beach in San Diego was one of Ryan’s favorite places and he was always grateful when he was able to visit.
Ryan is preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Marjorie Houser and John II and Marlene Gould, as well as his Aunt Belinda.
He is survived by his parents, Julie Houser and John Gould and, a brother, Shane Martinell. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He will be missed by many and, we are grateful for the time we were able to spend with him. Due to the coronavirus, a private memorial service will be held. No flowers please, just send good vibes to the world as Ryan continues his journey to the next life.