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Isabel Faye Ryan

March 22, 1936 - July 18, 2013

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Funeral

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St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church
Date:
Monday, July 22, 2013

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Notes

Isabel Faye Ryan, 77, of North Raleigh passed away on Thursday at Rex Hospital. She was born in Plevna, Montana to John and Margaret McPhee. She attended St. Mary College in Leavenworth, Kansas where she received a degree in Home Economics. After college she returned to Montana where she worked as a State School Lunch Supervisor. She later went on to get a Masters in Nutrition from Bridgeport University in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

While visiting a sister in Utah she met Philip John Ryan. In 1960 they married in Helena, Montana and this past June they celebrated 53 wonderful years together. She and Phil started their family in Utah. They relocated to Wilton, Connecticut in 1967. In addition to raising her family, Isabel worked as Head of the Dietary Department at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut. Phil and Isabel moved to France in 1984 where they spent 5 glorious years. Upon their return to the United States they relocated to Raleigh.
Isabel was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, Aunt and friend. She loved to entertain, travel, play bridge, walk, do water aerobics, and spend time with her family.

She is survived by her loving husband, Philip John Ryan; her son, Dr. Timothy Ryan, and his wife, Brenda, of Marshall, Missouri; her daughter, Cathleen Ryan Reneer, and her husband, Jeffery, of Milford, Connecticut; and her daughter, Maureen Ryan Lind, and her husband, John, of Bridgeport, Connecticut; her grandchildren Mark and Nicole Ryan of Sutton, Massachusetts; her sisters, Sue McPhee and Sharon Thurston of Raleigh, her brother, Jim McPhee, and his wife, Francie, of Flagstaff, Arizona; her brother, Tom Rygg, and his wife, Jackie of Havre, Montana; her sister, Carol, and her husband, Jim Williams, of Helena, Montana; her brother, Mike Rygg, and his wife, Jeanie, of Denver, Colorado; and her brother, Ray Rygg, of Helena, Montana; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sisters, Patricia and Nona, and her parents.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff at the Intensive Care Unit at Rex Hospital.

A mass will be held on Monday July 22, 2013 at 4pm at the Chapel at Saint Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church at 5801 Falls of the Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. On Tuesday, July 23, 2013 there will be a visitation from 4-6pm and a Memorial Service will follow at 6pm at Renaissance Funeral Home at 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Mary’s College, 4100 South 4th Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048-5082.
Posted by:
sarah smith sullivan
Posted on:
August 3, 2013
To Phi, Tim, Cath and Maureen,

I am so incredibly sorry to hear of Isabel's passing. I know firsthand how much you all love her and I was glad to be a part of that circle. May god bless her and all of you at this time.

xo and much love,

Sarah
Posted by:
Mattie Jones
Posted on:
July 27, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. While you are grieving, I hope you will find comfort in Jesus' promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)when all those who are now sleeping in death, will be raised up and restored back to life, with the prospect of eternal life, on the renewed Paradise earth.-John 5:28,29; Luke 23:43.
Posted by:
Pornsuk Phupoksakul
Posted on:
July 27, 2013
Dear dad, Tim, Cath and Mo, I am shocked to hear about mom. Isabel was my beloved mother while I was in the USA.
I still remember the enjoyable times with her and with the Ryan's family. Mom was very kind to me and looked after me like one of her kids. I still remembered the way she laughed, the way she cooked. I really cannot express how much I will miss her in words and I will not be able to talk to her forever while I call my US's family like what I used to do. Mom if you are around I would like to tell you that thank you very much for what you have done for me. I really appreciated it and I love you so much. For dad and all I wish god be with you and keep you stand very strong for the rest of your life and I always think of you.
Posted by:
Sharon Thurston
Posted on:
July 26, 2013
My family, there are no words to express the personal loss I feel. She was my best friend, and the best possible sister. I will never be able to meet her or surpass her standards. Please know I will be their for all the family. Love & Prayers, Sharon
Posted by:
Ann Rose
Posted on:
July 22, 2013
Phil and family: Wayne and I are so sorry to hear of the death of Isabel. She was a wonderful person and will be truly missed. She had a delightful smile and so loved to entertain and be entertained. Best wishes.
Posted by:
Kathy & Marty Herman
Posted on:
July 22, 2013
You're all in our thoughts and prayers. No doubt Isabel is partying with family that preceded her to heaven. Love and prayers for each of you....
Posted by:
John and Kathy Ritter
Posted on:
July 22, 2013
We send love and comfort to the entire Ryan/McPhee/Rygg family. And may you rest in peace cousin Isabel.
Posted by:
Marietta, Mike, Maria Melfe
Posted on:
July 22, 2013
Dear Phil, Cathy and Family, We are saddened to hear about Isabel. We'll always remember her beautiful smile and the love she had for her family and friends. She will always be in our hearts. We are praying for God's peace and comfort during this difficult time. Love, Marietta, Mike, and Maria
Posted by:
Barbara Warner
Posted on:
July 21, 2013
God bless and guide you now Isabel. I remember you as a vibrant woman, a dedicated Mom and an outstanding hostess. Glad I was able to meet you in life. Prayers to your family to stay strong and celebrate your life.
Posted by:
Michele & Antoine Granatino
Posted on:
July 21, 2013
Isabel you were so Dedicated , so welcoming . We have been blessed to have you as a friend.
We will stay close to Phil and pray for you.
Posted by:
Vicky and Bill Buska
Posted on:
July 21, 2013
We offer our prayers and condolences for all of you. Our life has been much brighter having been loved by Isabel. May she having loved so many in this life find peace in the next.
Posted by:
Dan and Doris Thielen
Posted on:
July 21, 2013
Our sympathy is sent to all of Isabel's family. Sorry for the loss of Isabel. May she rest in peace.
Posted by:
Jeff Reneer
Posted on:
July 21, 2013
This is a difficult time for all of us who loved Isabel. May we take comfort in knowing she is without pain and can rest now. You will be dearly missed! Please give us strength to support her entire family. I love you Mom.
Jeffery
Posted by:
Robin Ross
Posted on:
July 20, 2013
Uncle Phil, Cath, Tim, and Mo words cannot express my sadness. May the comfort of God help you through this difficult time. Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends and family for strength, and always remember how much you are loved.
Posted by:
Sandy Gearhart
Posted on:
July 20, 2013
Cathy, I was so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Hopefully, the message printed below will bring comfort to you and your family, as it did to mine when I lost loved ones. Blessings, Sandy


“Would You Like To Know?

by Matthew Henry



Would you like to know where I am?

I am at home in my Father’s house, in the mansions prepared for me here. I am where I want to be – no longer on the stormy sea, but in God’s safe, quiet harbor. My sowing time is done and I am reaping; my joy is the joy of harvest.

Would you like to know how it is with me?

I am made perfect in holiness. Through the power of God’s grace, death is swallowed up in victory.

Would you like to know what I am doing?

I see God, not as through a glass darkly, but face to face. I am engaged in the sweet enjoyment of my precious Redeemer. I am singing Hallelujahs to Him who sits upon the Throne, and I am constantly praising Him.

Would you like to know what blessed company I keep?

It is better than the best of earth. Here are the holy angels and the spirits of just men and women made perfect. I am with many of my old acquaintances with whom I worked and prayed, and who have come here before me.

Would you like to know how long this will continue?

It is a dawn that never fades! After millions and millions of ages, it will be as fresh as it is now. Therefore, weep not for me! Tears that fill our eyes in times of mourning are tears for homesickness; tears of longing for our loved ones. But it is we who are the ones away from home, not them.

Death is but the doorway to their eternal home. No longer will they have torn, sick and weakened bodies. So let us rejoice with them, as they now have true peace and everlasting joy and happiness.
Posted by:
Teresa (Teece) Thurston
Posted on:
July 20, 2013
Aunt Bell - you were the epitome of style and grace and one of the toughest people I have ever known - not a common combination, but you pulled it off beautifully. Uncle Phil, Cath, Mo, and Tim I am so sorry for your loss - I pray that all of your amazing memories will ease your pain. I want you to know that I offered to make her a gourmet meal if she would get better - I certainly hope I didn't scare her. Mom and Aunt Sue I am also very sorry for your loss, I know how hard this will be for both of you.

RIP Aunt Bell you certainly were one of a kind. Love Teresa (Teece)
Posted by:
Paul Morgado
Posted on:
July 20, 2013
To the Ryan family,

I am sorry for your loss.
Posted by:
Bob Herbst
Posted on:
July 20, 2013
To all of Isabels family, Life on earth is very short but Heaven is Forever, my prayers are with you. Love to All, Bob H.
Posted by:
Joseph and Maralin Fritz
Posted on:
July 20, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss.
Posted by:
Cathleen and Jeff Reneer
Posted on:
July 20, 2013
Mamma, you were one in a million. We were so blessed to have you as a mother and friend. You will be greatly missed. We love you, enjoy heaven 🙂
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Raleigh, NC 27609

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