Memorial service for Ryan Morgan is Saturday

Friends plan football game before service to honor Morgan.

A Memorial Service for Ryan Morgan will be held at Ramona High School Stadium at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 9.

All are welcome.

“The whole community’s invited,” said retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Mike Ernst, RHS senior naval science instructor and junior varsity football and baseball coach. “He touched so many people in so many different ways.”

Ernst said players on Morgan’s senior football team at Ramona High will wear their jerseys, and members of Morgan’s track team will participate. Speeches will be given and at the end of the service Bulldog balloons with No. 10 written on them will be released into the sky.

Other details of the service were not final by the time the Sentinel went to press.

Friends plan a football game to honor Ryan, who was No. 10 on the Bulldog football team when he attended Ramona High School.

Prior to the formal Memorial Service, everyone who knew Morgan is invited to participate in a fun football game in his honor.

“We want to play a football game for all who would like to participate in a fun game in honor of Ryan Morgan,” said Derrick Bishop, a former Bulldog football player who was a senior at Ramona High when Morgan was a freshman.

Those planning to play are asked to have the No. 10 on their jersey or shirt and to arrive at 4:30 p.m. for the game at 5 p.m. If younger children want to participate, they will split the field, said Bishop.

“It’s all in honor of Ryan,” said Bishop. “If anyone has any pictures, anything that reminds them of Ryan, please bring it, because it’s to honor Ryan. This is a celebration of Ryan’s life, reminding us of not only his athletics but how many people he inspired and pushed to be better.”

Anyone wanting more information about the game may contact Bishop at 760-505-5855 or

RHS Stadium is at 1401 Hanson Lane.

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8 Comments for “Memorial service for Ryan Morgan is Saturday”

  1. My heart is broken for Rheynard, Mary & the family. Mary has become a wonderful friend to me, we share a strong passion & love of animals and she has helped our nonprofit rescue bringing her love, compassion in all the ways she helps. She is truly a very unselfish, caring lady that I am honored to call my friend. I have not met Rheynard nor her family, but I know her mom, Margaret who is another wonderful lady who has a deep compassion for animals.

    • Pop Warner Mom

      With all due respect, Debbie, it was Julie—Ryan’s mother—that raised him the last 2 years of his high school career for reasons maybe you need to ask Mary about. But THIS isn’t about how “wonderful” Mary is. This is about how wonderful Ryan was and is to everyone and your entire comment about his stepmother doesn’t really seem to be appropriate for this…. Julie and Rheynard raised Ryan and Nathan…No one else did, dear..

      • a girl

        I agree with you with you Pop Warner Mom. Everyone seems to forget that there were other Family members who were involved in Ryan's life. Like his Grandparents, his Uncles/Aunt, Cousins & extended out of state Family members. But the Sentinel failed to mention that.

  2. The Sentinel did a wonderful job in presenting Ryan to us who knew him and to those like me that did not. I feel after reading the wonderful & very personal article that I know him well now. What a bright star you are to so many Ryan, you accomplished so much in your life and truly left an impact on so many people, not many can say that. Please be very proud of the wonderful son you raised-cherish your many wonderful memories. I am tired of losing so many bright & spectacular lights in life so soon-we must all ensure to live our lives better, learn from this to love deeply those you love, cherish them as this family cherished Ryan and he them-family is everything. Love, blessings to this family, to Ramona High School, to Ryan's entire family and his many, many friends.

  3. Your comments truly touched my heart Julia, so beautifully stated.

  4. Cynthia Montes

    Julie if you get the chance to read this-YOU were the most amazing mother to him and I hope you realize that we all know what you sacrificed for your son on a daily basis. He would not had been that outstanding young man if it wasn't for you and everything you did for him! I hope this community knows that sacrifice and dedication that YOU endured during the last 2 years of his high school career. Julie we-the POP Warner mom's-where Ryan spent a good deal of years with-LOVE you and your family and are truly in pain for your loss.. Like we have all said-whatever you need please know we are here for you! Love you Julie and thank you for raising such amazing sons!

    • Julia Huey

      Amen to that, and it showed in everything that Ryan personified. As a mother myself, my heart truly aches for you. I hope you can find at least some peace in knowing how many lives he touched because of what a wonderful mother you have obviously been to both of your sons.

  5. Julia Huey

    It was evident from the very first moment you met Ryan, that he was an extremely impressive young man all the way around! He had it all and his passing is a great loss to everyone privileged to have known him and those he had yet to meet. He himself credited his incredible attributes to his loving and supportive parents. In his words, “I have the best parents ever!” Judging by the young man he was, this is obviously a true statement by a very loving and grateful son. May his parents and his brother find peace in knowing how he felt about all of you. He leaves behind a larger than life legacy . . . an incredible feat for such a young soul to have accomplished in the short period of time we were lucky enough to enjoy him here on earth. The thoughts and prayers of MANY are with his family now and always, for your son will never be forgotten! You were and are indeed, “the best parents ever!” Don’t forget that!! No one to blame here . . . he was just needed somewhere else where he can continue spreading the love, strength and talents you bestowed and encouraged in him.

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