Jonathan Dylan Rupard was born on May 16, 2003 in Katy, Texas to Tracy Anne Rupard and Jared Lee Behan. Dylan grew up in his beloved hometown, Katy, where he proudly attended Katy Elementary School, …
Jonathan Dylan Rupard was born on May 16, 2003 in Katy, Texas to Tracy Anne Rupard and Jared Lee Behan. Dylan grew up in his beloved hometown, Katy, where he proudly attended Katy Elementary School, Katy Junior High School, and was looking forward to one day completing high school and then starting his own successful business like his family before him. In his short life, he displayed many natural talents in sports like basketball and football, and was a piano prodigy, teaching himself in mere hours what most pianists require months to master. He loved all kinds of music, designer fashions and was very passionate about cars, specifically his beloved Mercedes Benz. His greatest love was for his family, especially his two brothers Jordan and Phoenix and he was excited to learn that he had a new sibling on the way for him to look after and protect. He had a guardian's heart and was instinctively protective over anyone who he felt was at a disadvantage. Jonathan was dearly loved by his friends and family and he reciprocated that love loudly and shamelessly. His witty personality and kind heart will be always be remembered by all those who knew him, and those who did not know personally him will hear his name whispered in the corridors of their lives for many years to come.
Jonathan Dylan Rupard passed away in the comfort of his family home in Katy on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the young age of only 16 years.
He is survived by his mother and stepdad, Tracy Rupard & Kenneth Nyakunhuwa; his father, Jared Lee Behan; the brothers he adored, Jordan Behan and Phoenix Nyakunhuwa (and another sibling on the way); grandparents, Robin Rupard, Sherice Dausey, and Jerry Behan; aunts and uncles, Kristina Rupard, Chris Wood, and Tricia Perry; great uncle and great aunt, Scott & Leslie Rupard; cousins, Blake Rupard, Madi Wood, Jackson Wood, Jason Pyle and Trinity Brown; his godmother, Kathleen Coleman Olazaran; the love of his life and girlfriend, Kaitlyn LoDuca; and, of course his beloved Rhodesian Ridgeback and closest confidant, Louie.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jonathan Rupard; by his great grandparents, Denver W. and Lillian Ruth Rupard, James Ray "Jim" & Judith Pyle and his uncle Lester Pyle.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Schmidt Funeral Home Grand Parkway Chapel, in Katy, where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019 with Chaplain Daniel Schramm officiating. Interment in Katy Magnolia Cemetery.
In memory of Jonathan Rupard, the family requests memorial gifts be made to the Lillian Ruth Rupard Memorial Scholarship Fund, make checks payable to North Carolina State Foundation, and mail to North Carolina State University, Office of University Development, Campus Box 7501, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695. Please specify your gift is designated for the Lillian Ruth Rupard Memorial Scholarship Fund.
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1344 W. Grand Parkway South ~ Katy, Texas 77494 ~ (281) 391-2424