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Ryan Kent Sevy was the firstborn on Mother’s Day to Carol and Kent Sevy on May 14th, 1978. He was always a compassionate child looking after stray animals and being especially sensitive to people with disabilities, health problems, and those on the outside. He was creative and energetic, always active in the outdoors, and loved camping and scouting. He earned his Eagle Scout at 15, and dropped this fact throughout his life to open doors and get out of trouble.
He was the favorite babysitter, coming up with wild scenarios to keep his four younger siblings entertained that ranged from ridiculous to terrifying. He was master of the double-dare and didn't let anyone get off bowing out of doing something they were scared of. He set a precedent of unconventional creativity, audacious ideas, pursuit of passion, and an itch to explore the world that has deeply affected his siblings' life and professional pursuits.
He spearheaded many "Sevy adventures" with the family, on mountain bikes, snowboards, or anywhere in the great outdoors (which generally entailed getting lost but having great stories to tell after). Some of the best times spent with his family involved making music together- jamming to tunes from all genres (but especially folk/bluegrass). He is a natural and brilliant musician- playing the piano, bass, and guitar in various bands throughout his life, and enjoyed songwriting.
His future career was foreshadowed when, as a pre-teen, he started writing, filming, and editing entire skateboarding-themed dramas with the family's first-gen camcorder, while employing various people and props from the neighborhood. His career in film and sound mixing has taken him to 99 countries with The Amazing Race and National Geographic. He directed and produced a feature film about gold discover in Alaska that went on tour with film festivals across the US called "Goold's Gold." He has also been on crew for The Apprentice, Gene Simmons: Family Jewels, Bitchin Rides, Natural Selection, Red Bull Rampage, Making Good, Random Acts, Real Housewives of Salt Lake, and was most recently working on a documentary about the Utah Jazz. He made friends with Hollywood elites down to the lowest tech guy wherever he went.
One of the best ways he expressed his love was in the most innovative and thoughtful gifts, many of them personalized handicrafts that celebrated the receiver’s talents and passions. From childhood to his final months on earth, he was the giver of good gifts and the creative director for every family gathering or celebration.
His best adventure buddy and friend was his son Ryden. Both natural athletes, they challenged each other, leading to high skill levels and flashy tricks snowboarding on slopes around the world, biking in the mountains, or skateboarding on their homemade ramps– occasionally leading to some broken bones and impressive scars. They both have a penchant for creating, and spent time together crafting handmade knives, finger skateboards, welding old motorbikes, and even making jewelry from dinosaur bones. Ryden had the gift for teasing his dad in a way that nobody else could, and the father-son banter was high quality entertainment. Ryan’s greatest film accomplishments might be as Ryden’s personal videographer shredding on the slopes or city rails.
He was a passionate, audaciously adventurous, charming, creative genius with an eye (and an ear) for the curious and the beautiful. He had so many creative projects left in him that the world will miss out on in his early passing. He is deeply loved by family and friends, and will leave a gaping hole in our hearts.
He is survived by Ryden and Jenny Dixon-Sevy, parents Kent and Carol Sevy, siblings Travis, Melissa, Justin, and Sean, and nine adoring nieces and nephews.
Monday, Oct 30th
Program 11:45 AM- 1:00 PM
Memorial Murray Mortuary, 5850 South 900 East, Murray Utah
Celebration of Life:
Monday, Oct 30th
Open House 5-8pm
Handle: 136 Heber Ave, Park City, UT 84060
Light food will be served.
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