Ryan Matthew Nugent died suddenly and unexpectedly in Eugene, Oregon on August 17, 2019. He was just 25 years old. Ryan was born January 14, 1994 in Torrance, California to Dreux and Lizbeth. He attended grammar and middle schools in Orange County and graduated from Aliso Niguel High School in 2012, where he was an offensive lineman on the varsity football team. He went on to the University of Oregon where he achieved a Bachelor of Science in Economics in just three years. While at University of Oregon, Ryan was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and spent a summer studying at University of Cambridge in England. Ryan loved sports and played baseball and basketball as a child. He loved football, which he played all four years of high school. He especially enjoyed watching the Oregon Ducks and his favorite NFL team, the Minnesota Vikings. Ryan is survived by two loving families: Liz and Keith Wilson of Laguna Hills and Dreux and Kate Nugent of El Segundo, as well as brothers Sean and Dylan (Goodreau). He also leaves his maternal grandmother, Sandra Martin of Laguna Niguel and so many aunts, uncles and cousins who will miss him dearly. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Lighthouse Memorial and Receptions in Torrance, CA. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, August 28 at 11:00am at St. Anthony Catholic Church in El Segundo, CA with a viewing option at 10:00am in the church. Flowers are welcomed, or feel free to make a donation in Ryan’s memory to the charity of your choice.

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  1. My name is Sean Ma, father of Emily Ma who sublet the Capri Apartments to Ryan over the summer. It’s sad to hear about your loss and I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family. Emily and I do not know Ryan well, but we are deeply saddened by the loss. May God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain. Emily is going back to her apartment in a few days and feels so sorry about not being able to help. It also feels weird not knowing the cause of Ryan’s death. May we kindly ask what happened to Ryan? We don’t intend to cause any hard feeling or invade your privacy during the difficult time.

    Best Wishes,
    Sean Ma

  2. I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your son. It breaks my heart and there are no words at a time like this. Cherish all his memories. I hope you find some comfort over time. You are in my thoughts and I pray for you and all your family. Love and hugs

  3. Though you may feel like a barren tree, in time you will grow stronger branches and abundant leaves. And when that time comes, you, too, will be able to provide comfort to those who mourn. Until then, may your steadfast faith carry you through this difficult time and may your loving family provide the comfort and strength to get you through each day. Love & prayers to you and the family.

  4. Kate,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful son Ryan. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May all of the wonderful memories you have help you find comfort and peace. Hugs, prayers, and love to you at this time of sorrow.

  5. Kate,
    I’m so sorry about the loss of your son. My heart is broken for you and your family. If there is anything you need, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Big hugs and lots of love to you!

  6. Dear Liz and Keith,
    So sorry for your loss, may you find comfort in God’s love and the love of those around you.He was
    blessed to have you for parents and to be part of your family.

  7. Dear Ryan’s family , I am blessed to have had Liz come back into my life from our days in high school.

    I was lucky enough to spend the day with Ryan in Cambridge while he gave us a tour of the town, campus and his dorm room. I was very surprised when we stopped at the local pub and I asked Ryan which beer he recommended.
    Ryan replied, I don’t know I haven’t had one here. Well, Ryan my sweet, kind, smart man, you are loved and missed.
    I will forever remember my favorite beer was with you.

  8. Mrs. Martin-

    We are saddened to hear about the loss of your son. We pray that you find peace through your sorrow and your love for him will forever be shared. May God comfort wrap you in His arms and give you comfort.

    Love The Jackson’s-
    Kenny, Meredith and Kailynn (from Wood Canyon, 2012)

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