Ry was born in Gold Beach, OR. The only son of Tiny and Dorene Caudell.
He attended Brookings- Harbor High School and graduated from Brookings-Harbor High School In 1999.
He grew up in the woods, above Brookings, learning to love hunting, fishing, playing and driving in the snow. He was a Life Scout, and joined the Army in 2001. He first served in Korea and then in Iraq,
While he was gone, he always said the Chetco would bring him back as he loved swimming and boating the river.
He will be missed by his mother, family and many friends.