Obituary: Loren Ryerson | AspenTimes.com
November 28, 1982 – October 4, 2021
Beloved son, brother and friend Loren Martin Ryerson sadly passed away on the morning of October 4, 2021 at the age of 38. Loren was the son of Mary and Loren Ryerson and graduated from Aspen High School in 2001. He attended the University of Arizona and has lived permanently in the Roaring Fork Valley for the past 16 years.
Loren is described as the most loving and caring brother, and a deeply loyal friend to many. He dedicated his joy and his time to be a supportive brother to Johnny, Michael, Daniel and Christopher. He made sure to remind everyone that he was the prettiest of brothers, citing his piercing blue eyes and that he was the only brother with two dimples. His love for his family was second to none.
Loren has become a local icon in the Roaring Fork Valley through her willingness to speak with everyone. There was no limit to the variety of conversations you could have when speaking with Loren. Loren was an expert in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avalanches, Broncos, Rockies, and Manchester United. If anyone needed a line of stats or the start time of an event, Loren was your man. Loren loved shamelessly and took time for anyone who needed it. He will be sadly missed by anyone who has had the chance to share a conversation or a day of play with him at Zane’s.
Loren was a curator of stories, love, laughter and jokes. If you spent time with him, you would almost immediately be treated to a story or recap of last night’s game. Loren might have been on the phone when you saw him, but he was just putting together a personalized selection of memes or pictures to send to everyone (even our parents who have no idea what a same). His love and laughter were unique to every relationship he had.
Loren had more knowledge than the average Jeopardy competitor, he was an expert in trivia and a board game enthusiast. We always joked that when we teach Loren a new board game we would win about 2 games before he beats us solidly. He was riding on the rules.
Loren was in excellent health, mental and moral; and was so excited for what the future held. Gone way too early, we all wish we could fall into one of his patented bear hugs at this point.
Loren is survived by her parents, Mary and Loren, her brothers, Michael (Emily), Daniel (Allie) and Christopher Ryerson. He was predeceased by his brother, John Casey Ryerson, and his paternal and maternal grandparents.
His connections in the Valley include Charlie Martin and his family, Ned Ryerson and his family, Bunny Harrison and his family, George Ryerson and William Casey.
A celebration of life will take place for him on Sunday, October 10, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bumps restaurant. We hope to see everyone there and encourage you to wear Broncos, Avs, Manchester United or Rockies clothing. We kindly ask you to wear a mask.