Feb. 17, 1933 - Dec. 12, 2010
Dorothy L. Ryan of Touchet, formerly of Milton-Freewater, passed away Dec. 12, 2010, at the Walla Walla General Hospital at the age of 77 years. There will be a potluck dinner and gathering of family and friends at the home of Tom Ryan, 84756 Winesap Road, Milton-Freewater on Saturday at
2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice through the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main St., Milton-Freewater, OR 97862.
Mrs. Ryan was born Feb. 17, 1933, in Nez Perce, Idaho, the daughter of Lester C. and Manda L. Jordan Bringman. She was raised and attended school in Lewiston, Idaho. On May 18, 1951, she married Grover A. Ryan in Lewison. The couple lived in Lewiston until moving to Milton-Freewater in 1961. She worked as a homemaker and raising her family. Mrs. Ryan enjoyed reading, crocheting afghans and crossword puzzles. She was preceded in death by her husband on Aug. 5, 1997.
Mrs. Ryan is survived by two daughters, Diane Villalpando of Touchet and Barbara Potter of Walla Walla; four sons, Doug, Tom, Scott and Lester Ryan, all of Milton-Freewater; two brothers, Jack Bringman of Plummer, Idaho, and Clyde Bringman of Lenore, Idaho; a sister, Louise Anderson of Lewiston; 20 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Greg Ryan, on Sept. 29, 1998; a daughter, Mary Ann Ryan; and a sister, Delores Johnson.