When Rayce Rudeen lost his battle with addiction in 2016, his family vowed to help prevent others from suffering the same loss—and with that, Rayce’s foundation was born. For us at the Rayce Rudeen Foundation, and so many others with loved ones who struggle with addiction, this work is personal. We honor Rayce’s memory by creating a supportive community in which everyone can access prevention, treatment, recovery, and family support resources—free from stigma.
Kent-Edward Rayce Rudeen was born in Bellevue, Washington on April 12, 1990. He was raised in Spokane and graduated from Freeman High School in 2008. He lived in Seattle for eight years before an accidental Fentanyl overdose took his life on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016.
Rayce will be remembered for the light in his eyes, the smile on his face, and the joy he brought to his family and friends. He was tender-hearted and always put others before himself. He was compassionate and curious. Rayce had a sense of adventure and witty humor that touched everyone around him. His intense nature drove his pursuit of life’s meaningful experiences.