Tyler Hayden

Funeral services for Tyler A. Hayden, 20 of Sidney are at 10:00 A.M., Monday, July 8, 2019, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Sidney with Father Jim O’Neil officiating. Wake services are at 6:00 P.M., Sunday, July 7, 2019, at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, MT, under the care of Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 7, 2019, from 11 AM to 6 PM at the funeral home and one hour before services at the church. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com.

Tyler Anthony Hayden was born on November 4, 1998, to parents Julie Riggs and Cory Hayden, in his home town of Sidney, MT. Julie met and married Jason Riggs when Tyler was only 2 year old. Jason was an incredible stepfather, who Tyler called Dad, and helped raise him to become the man he was. Tyler had an immeasurable love for his mother, who was not only his mother but also his best friend. She was his whole heart. Grandma and Grandpa Hayden where Tyler spent a lot of his childhood time with were a very active part of his life.

He was so looking forward to starting his new job alongside his father and friend Cory. He was an exceptional brother to his siblings, Sadie Riggs, Samantha Riggs, Santos Riggs, and Jessilyn Aten, and always so proud of them and their accomplishments.

Tyler was an incredible athlete, passionate about football and wrestling. He placed highly in wrestling throughout his career, but he would tell you “Wrestling was just training for football season.”

This was a young man with an old soul. He showed unconditional love and loyalty to all his family and friends. He had many interests and talents, including making music, making memories, and making people smile.

Tyler passed away suddenly early Wednesday morning, July 3, 2019, in Sidney, MT.

He is survived by: proud parents, Julie E. Riggs, Cory L. Hayden, and Jason K. Riggs; his grandparents, Susan Allen (Mark), Richard Kassell, Carolyn and Paul Hayden, and Larry and Arlene Riggs; his adored siblings; his loving uncles, Greg Hayden and family, Donovan Hayden and family, Joshua Kassel; his loving aunts, Anissa Gillespie and family, and Leslie Bieber and family; numerous wonderful cousins and plus his countless friends.

Tyler is preceded in death by his baby sister, Sunshine Cooper Riggs.

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