With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Ryan Cody Hamilton.
Ryan was born February 13, 1984 in Hamilton, MT to Steve and Theresa Hamilton. Ryan suddenly passed away on June 7, 2022 at the age of 38.
Ryan went to grade school in Corvallis, Ennis, Boulder, and graduated from Twin Bridges, MT in 2002. He then continued his education in ranch management in Havre, MT for four years, where he was in Football for a year and Rodeo for all four.
Ryan was born with dirt under his feet, a cowboy hat on his head, and a rope in his hand. He participated in football and basketball, but the arena is where he truly found his calling. As much as Ryan loved to rope, he found that it meant more to save the cowboys coming off the backs of some pretty rank bulls. He fought for numerous NRA Stock contractors across the state of Montana. We honestly don’t think there was an arena he was not in. As folks from all over saw him fight with passion, heart, and faith, Ryan was then asked to fight in Canada and for Chad Burger for the PBR. Ryan also won the honor of NRA Bull Fighter of the year several years in a row.
During this time Ryan enjoyed ranching, roping, anything horse back, and loved everything about hunting. There honestly was not an outdoor activity that Ryan did not participate in, because he also enjoyed golfing with his friends and participating in dart games and tournaments.
Although he was mainly raised in Twin Bridges, MT, he fell in love with Townsend MT, and the community. Ryan was loved by all that he ever touched, helped, and even talked to.
Ryan Cody Hamilton has been survived by the love of his life Nickie Wells, parents Steve and Theresa Hamilton, sisters Kattie (Russell) Harrison, and Shawni (Heath) Hansen. Along with uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many many many friends.
Ryan has joined hands in heaven with Grandma Elaine and Grandpa Harold Hamilton and Grandma Ann and Grandpa Les Groeneveld. Along with many close friends.
Ryan’s Memorial services will be at the Twin Bridges, MT Fairgrounds at the arena September 3, 2022 at 2:00 PM. Please bring your favorite side dish and BYOB. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund or to Make-A-Wish Foundation.