Ralph was born to Terry and Carole Rosenberry on May 5, 1970 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Yakima Washington.
Ralph spent the first 13 years of his life in Yakima and Goldendale before moving to Spokane, where he graduated from Ferris High School in 1988.
Ralph was an accomplished drummer and enjoyed playing in the band Kringe and then in the Authorities, which took him to Seattle.
Music was in his blood and in his soul.
He always seemed to be the happiest behind his kit!
Ralph formed some of his greatest friendships during this time of his life.
Ralph moved back to Spokane to help take care of his father, Terry.
During this time period, Ralph became involved with the Portico Christian Fellowship, forming lasting and meaningful friendships.
Ralph enjoyed playing drums for the church and would often volunteer at the Mission and Soup Kitchen.
Ralph had enrolled in Spokane Falls Community College where he was working on getting his degree in drug and alcohol counseling.
It was during this time that Ralph volunteered his time at the Suicide Prevention Hotline.
Ralph had the biggest heart of anyone and wanted desperately to help people.
He had a way of listening and understanding and his smile put people at ease.
He was a gentle giant.
Ralph’s witty sense of humor kept people laughing constantly!
He was a deep thinker and an eloquent speaker.
His wisdom, love, humor and kindness will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Ralph is survived by his mother Carole (Dennis) Sierts; step mother Carla Rosenberry; a sister, Tracy (Jeff) Austin; step brother Matt ( Ivy) Chapman; maternal grandmother, Caroline Johnson; a niece Krystal (Brad) Woodard; five nephews: Brandon and Seth Austin, Gage, Egan and Nash Chapman; a great-nephew, Kai Woodard, and numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
His father, Terry Rosenberry; his maternal grandfather, Stewart Johnson; and his paternal grandparents, Ralph and Margaret Rosenberry, precede Ralph in death.
The family wishes to thank the Doctors, Nursing staff and Chaplin Bill at Sacred Heart Hospital of Spokane, WA for their kind and loving care of our son.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made on Ralph’s behalf to the Portico Christian Fellowship in Spokane, Washington (11912 E. Empire Spokane Valley) or to Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Washington.
A Celebration of Ralph’s Life will be held January 17, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at the Portico Christian Fellowship with a gathering to be held after at the church.
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