OBITUARY: Tyler Ryan Van Anne March 6, 1997–Dec. 4, 2013

TYLER RYAN VAN ANNE March 6, 1997–Dec. 4, 2013

Tyler Ryan Van Anne, 16, of White Rock died Wednesday, December 4, 2013.

Our beloved son, Tyler, was born on March 6, 1997. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, basketball, football, and especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He touched many hearts with his involvement in Young Life, Every 15 Minutes, Natural Helpers, lifeguarding at Canyon Vista Pool, and as a courtesy clerk at Smith’s Grocery.

Tyler is survived by his parents, John and Leaha Van Anne of White Rock; sister Alyssa Van Anne of White Rock; grandparents Richard and Bird Chang of Cundiyo, NM; and grandmother Anna Faye Van Anne of Dalton, NE. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Richard Van Anne, his great grandmother, Kathryn Miller, great grandparents, Juan and Melinda Anaya, and Edward and Elsie Chang.

All who knew Tyler loved him for his kind nature and gentle spirit. He was a beloved son, brother, and grandson. We love him deeply and will all miss him dearly.

Tyler is now with our Heavenly Father.

A rosary will be held on Friday, December 13, 2013 at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Alamos, NM at 9 a.m., followed by a mass at 10 a.m. Please join the family for a reception in Karen McLaughlin Hall following the services.

Honorary pallbearers are: Jason Herrera, Sam Flesner, Jenz Hampel, Nick Greenfield, Nolan Fox, Dakota Omni, and Akash Dighe.