Matthew Joshua Rico
With a heaviness in our hearts we announce the sudden loss of our beloved Matthew “Matt” Joshua Rico on Wednesday, October 19th, 2022.
Matt was born on May 1st, 1986 in Santa Barbara, where he later attended local schools, and participated in YFL football. Matt was known for his quick wit and sense of humor. He enjoyed the beaches, going on family hikes, spending time with family at large gatherings, riding his bike, and making memories. He was so full of life and there was never a dull moment with him.
Matt and his wife Mari Leon have a son named Jayden Rico. They both have enjoyed supporting his love for football from YFL to now being on his high school team. They also have two fur babies named Stormi and Duke that Matt loved dearly . Matt launched and ran his business, “Spa Lovers.” He had so many ideas and goals for what he wanted his business growth to look like. Many of which our family hopes and prays to see unfold.
Matt is survived by his Wife Mari and his son Jayden. His parents Joe and Elizabeth Rico, his brothers Joe, Isaac, sisters Isabel and Cassandra, (sister inlaw Monica), (brother Inlaw Junior) nieces and nephews Damian, Joseph, Rico, Jordan, Dominic, Ezikiel, Jaycob, Savannah, Desiree, Denyse, Aaliyah, grand parents Guadalupe and Margarita, Aunts, Uncles, father Inlaw Cruz (mother in-law Concepcion ) brother in-laws Junior and Steven, sister in-laws Mayra, and Lulisa (brother-Inlaw Carlos) numerous cousins, and a large extended family.
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN
WE WILL THINK OF YOU ALWAYS, WE WILL TALK ABOUT YOU STILL, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN, WE WILL HOLD YOU CLOSE WITHIN OUR HEARTS AND THERE YOU WILL FOREVER REMAIN, TO WALK AND GUIDE US THROUGH OUR LIVES, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.
Services will be held on Saturday, October 29th from 9am to 12 pm at Welch-Ryce Hyde funeral home . 450 Ward Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93111.
Followed by a reception that will be held at
Tuckers Grove 4800 Cathedral Oaks Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93111