Pfc. Ryan Owen Cootey, our son and brother, died on February 8, 1999, San Diego, California, due to the results of a tragic auto accident.

Born February 18, 1980, Plymouth, Massachusetts, to Richard Francis and Janice Lee Cootey. Prior to moving to Utah, He lived in Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.Ryan graduated from Hillcrest High School in June of 1998. He loved football, his coaches and teammates. He was a member of the LDS Church. He was a three palmed Eagle Scout. He was currently serving in the United States Marine Corps. And earned the "Expert Marksmanship Medal".

Survivors, parents; five brothers, Douglas Richard Cootey (Robyn), Philip Joseph Cootey (Nobuko), Matthew Howard Cootey (Alisa), Jason Lawrence Cootey, Darren Lee Cootey; three nieces; one nephew; cousins, uncles, aunt, and many friends. Preceded in death by his brother, Brian Russ Cootey and grandparents.

Funeral Services Saturday, February 13th, 2 p.m., Midvalley 5th Ward, 8050 So. 1100 East, Sandy, Utah, where friends and family may call from 10:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., prior to the services at the ward. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens. Funeral Directors Larkin Mortuary.

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