Official Obituary of

Ryder James Mast

April 17, 2023

Ryder Mast Obituary

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Ryder James Mast, a fearless warrior who lived life to the fullest. Ryder passed away on April 17, 2023, at the age of 14 in Scotts Valley, Oregon where he  lived with his loving family.  Ryder was a vibrant and spirited young man who had a passion for everything cowboy. He loved riding bulls, hunting, fishing, and ranching. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends, whom he loved deeply. Ryder was known for his infectious laughter and his ability to make anyone smile. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone, and his zealous to help touched the lives of many.  He was loved by everyone who knew him, and his network of friends was vast from all aspects of life. He was a jack of all trades from welding to woodworking and anything related ranching. He had a streak of greatness showing cattle and won many banners and buckles, with his last being the Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer for the Douglas County Fair in 2022. However, his real passion was rodeo, and was just getting started, ready to win the world.  

Ryder’s parents, Chad and Hilary Mast, loved him beyond words. He was a mama’s boy (whether he wanted to be or not), and they had a very special bond. He made her heart so full with all the joy, laughter, love and his crazy adventures that kept her on her toes. Ryder was his dad’s right-hand man on the ranch, and they shared a love of anything bull riding. His love language with his dad was always a trip to the co-op hoping that dad would give in on buying him the flashiest button up shirt. Ryder was excited to start his adventure in rodeo, and wearing his dad’s chaps at his recent rodeo was one of his proudest moments for both of them.

The Mast boys, (Cash & Ryder) Oh goodness there has never been a more iconic duo! They were invincible and inseparable best friends. Their adventures together could be best described in a collaboration of these shows Stepbrothers, Jackass, and The Ranch. Ryder also had a soft spot for his sister Bailey, whom he called “sissy”. She always enjoyed their weekly phone calls about rodeo and what his dreams were. He was always the voice of reason for her, and he knew how to make her feel loved.  Despite his tough exterior, Ryder had the biggest heart of any kid we have ever met. He was willing to help others and found so much joy in working for other families in the community with various jobs. At cattle shows he was known to “mysteriously disappear” from his responsibilities to help other show families. We don’t believe he ever made it to one of his barn duties on time and sometimes it was close to making it to the ring with his own animals.

Ryder’s Kind heart and soul will live on forever in the hearts of all who knew him. In lieu of flowers and gifts, Ryder would find joy in donating to UVJC (Douglas County Livestock Association), I-5 Cashout, West Coast Classic, Ryder James Mast gofund me for the same purpose, or your local rodeo association. 

Services will be held on Friday, May 5th, at 6:00 pm at the Garden Valley Church, located at 1475 NW Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg, OR 97471. Ryder will be deeply missed by his parents, his siblings, and so many other friends and family who loved him beyond words. Ride again Cowboy

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