Ryett Kane-Hekili Jones VanCleave-Okamoto

October 9, 2012 ~ April 22, 2022 (age 9)


Ryett Kane-Hekili Jones VanCleave-Okamoto, born October 9, 2012, age 9, gained his angel wings on Friday, April 22, 2022, peacefully at home surrounded by family and loved ones, after a yearlong battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. 


Ryett touched many lives, he was a light and inspiration to our Nation over this past year. His infectious smile, his amazing giggle and a charm that touched many hearts will be forever missed.  Ryett attended Nautilus Elementary School and will always be a Dolphin. He played soccer with his brother Liam before being diagnosed.  Ryett loved being by & in any body of water, going to the beach, swimming, boating & jet skiing at the Lake. He even enjoyed going off roading on the SXS Razors. He loved having big themed birthday parties & dancing. Singing came in the picture & he would pour his heart & soul into the songs. He liked gaming on his electronics & going on TikTok. Ryett was always so Happy & enjoyed Life to the Fullest.



RYETT IS SURVIVED BY HIS PARENTS: Lia VanCleave and Jermey Okamoto and brother Liam Okamoto, of Lake Havasu City, AZ. Grandfather, John VanCleave, & (deceased grandmother) Sandi VanCleave. Uncle Cory VanCleave and cousin’s, Finley and Keoni of Lake Havasu City, AZ. Grandparents, Kami & Donnie Hoffman, Auntie’s Alexis & Faith Hoffman of Boonsboro, MD, & many many more Auntie’s, Uncle’s & Cousin’s.


The family will be having a gathering on Wednesday, April 27th at the Boonsboro American Legion from  5:00 to 8:00 to honor the memory of sweet Ryett.


In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the family through Venmo Kami Hoffman @Ryettstrong or PayPal at or Phoenix Children Hospital 1919 E. Thomas Road Phoenix, AZ 85016 in memory of Ryett!

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