My name is Leilani Ruiz, I am the sister-in-law of Josilyn Ruiz. Josilyn Ruiz attended Beyond Wonderland Music Festival at the Gorge alongside her fiance Brandy June 17, 2023. That night the world lost two incredible people. Josilyn Ruiz and her Fiance Brandy were shot and killed at the event. Our lives will never be the same. Josilyn is a daughter, sister, godmother, aunt, niece, cousin, friend, nurse, and fiance. Words cannot describe the pain our family and friends are grieving from our precious loss of a wonderful angel.
Josilyn came into this world on July 13, 1996, hence why she received her middle name Summer, our ray of sunshine. As soon as you saw her she would brighten up the room with her big beautiful eyes, beautiful smile, and contagious laugh. Not only did our family and friends lose a special human being, but so did the world. Josilyn became a Registered Nurse and had an immense passion for helping others. She loved to take on adventures with her fiance Brandy, family, friends, and cat Otis. She absolutely loved dancing, singing, attending music festivals, outdoor adventures, acting, snowboarding, and traveling. She had a kind soul and was willing to go out of her way to help anyone in need. She was a go-getter, and always went after what she wanted with a brave heart. Her personality was bubbly and full of joy, you would tend to find her doing something goofy to get a good laugh. Josilyn was a beautiful girl who is the definition of work hard- play hard. There are not enough words to describe the wonderful person she is and the wonderful life she lived. She is loved by many and will be truly missed.
Any donations would be greatly appreciated to go towards the efforts of retrieving Josilyn's belongings in Seattle, WA, funeral services, and other unexpected costs.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for loving our Josilyn.
- Cynthia Cuevas
- Nino Vanillo
- Sandra Alfonso
- Jordan Thurston
- Ruben Verdin
Organizer and beneficiary
Hacienda Heights, CA