Ryan Iverson, son of Todd Iverson, GES vice president of national accounts, passed away on Jan. 11 in Las Vegas surrounded by his family. As an infant, Ryan was diagnosed with PMD Leukodystrophy, a rare neurological disorder. Although Ryan had a progressive and degenerative disorder, he lived nearly 20 years, surpassing all doctors’ expectations. Ryan was recently hospitalized and his illness progressed to the point that he was unable to recover.
Although severely handicapped, Ryan loved life and always had a very happy disposition. Ryan attended the John F. Miller School for many years and had many friends. The public school is for students who are severely handicapped, and the students who attend this school are loved and cared for by all the teachers, aides, therapists and administration staff.
Ryan is survived by his parents, Todd and Bonnie, and a large extended loving family including GES employees Ralph Iverson, his grandfather, and Chad Iverson, his uncle. The GES family is supporting the Iverson’s during this very difficult time.
Ryan was laid to rest on Jan. 17 at the Palm Mortuary in Las Vegas. Donations in memory of Ryan may be sent to attention of Principal Jean Trudell at the John F. Miller School, 1905 Atlantic St., Las Vegas, NV 89104.