Ryan J. Ward, 23, died April 20, 2007, in Crescent City.

He was born in Sacramento on Dec. 8, 1983, and was a four-year resident of Del Norte County.

He is survived by his mother, Melinda Risling of Crescent City, his sisters, Brenna Garcia and Amanda Herkshan of West Sacramento, and his brother, Charles Herkshan of West Sacramento.

He is also survived by his aunt, Jeanette Ward of Klamath, his uncle, Glen Jack Scott of Klamath, and his cousins, Taos Proctor of Klamath and Shasta Rodriguez of Medford, Ore.

Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel.