Bryan Saul Torres Ibarra truly embodied the famous Dom Torretto quote “I live my life a quarter mile at the time.” Bryan lived life to the fullest, always living in the moment and taking things one day at a time. Bryan was born in Tacoma, Washington on July 7th 2001 to Maria Hilda Ibarra de Torres and Saul Torres Sanchez. He grew up in Maple Valley, where he was well known at school for his joking nature and selfless behavior. He enjoyed wrestling for and spending time with his friends, but most important to Bryan was his love of cars which was developed through watching hours of Fast and Furious movies and learning in his auto shop classes at Tahoma HS.
After graduating in 2019, Bryan was extremely proud of his job at Builder’s FirstSource where he was able to make enough money to get his dream car, a 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo10, and move out on his own. He loved spending time with his friends, going on long drives while listening to music, and playing video games with his brothers.
Bryan was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia which had a switch to Acute Myeloid Leukemia in November 2021. Bryan fought cancer with such optimism and bravery, always cracking jokes and remaining hopeful despite all of the setbacks he faced. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 29th, 2022. Bryan is survived by his parents Saul and Maria, his brothers Edwin (Jaymie) and Christian, and his grandmother Josefina, along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins that Bryan cared about so deeply. There will be a celebration of life for Bryan on Saturday, December 10 at 3:00 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 410 H Street, Auburn, WA 98002.