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Kathy Ryan

January 17, 1952 — July 28, 2019

Kathy Marie Ryan was born January 17, 1952 and passed away on July 28, 2019, peacefully surrounded by family after a long, hard battle of diabetes for 40+ years and a stoke in 1995. She was one tough lady who has endured a lot of pain in her life and now she can be at peace and free again.

She was born in Gunnison, CO and was raised in Durango, CO her whole life. She lived in Aztec, NM and Oklahoma the last year. She was a CNA for Mercy Medical Center for many years before being disabled by a stroke. She loved to go to the casino, drinking coffee and smoking her cigarettes while spending time with family, playing Yahtzee, poker, drives in the mountains, camping, baking, gardening, and her grandchildren.

She is survived by a huge family, including her daughter, 2 sons, 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren:
Tara Safran (Chris) Makayla, Emily & Savanna; Elliot Ryan (Candice) Kiley and Ethan; Emmet Ryan (Leesa) Kellee, Lareesa, Ashlee & Kameron and Mila; her mother, Eileen Meyer; her sisters, Donna Belford, Shirley Sabian, Linda Slade; her brother, Kenny Meyer; her ex-Husband, Robert Ryan of 45 years; as well as tons of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

She is proceeded in death by her father, Tony Meyer; sister, Vicki Werts; brother Dan Meyer and her best friend, Debbie Hill (a few months ago).

Please join us for a Celebration of life this Saturday, Aug 3rd, 2019 at noon at Wild Horse Saloon in Durango for a private party and dancing for her!

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Kathy Ryan, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

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