Cynthia Ryland

Cynthia Tannehill Ryland Cynthia Tannehill Ryland of Elgin went to sing with the angels on January 11th, 2013. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, cousin, sister and friend, she found unbridled joy in good music, good company and loving family. She was born Cynthia Tannehill Faulk at Seton Hospital in Austin, TX on November 28th, 1943 to John Henry Faulk II and Harriet Elizabeth Wood. She attended schools in Austin, TX, New York, and Georgetown, TX. She graduated from Georgetown High School in 1961, and later attended The University of Texas in Austin where she studied voice & music. She loved to sing and had a beautiful voice, and her repertoire included opera, jazz, folk, and church music. She married Robert C. Ryland of Uvalde, TX on August 7th 1966. They raised three children in South Austin, where they lived for 35 years. She was active in the Episcopal Church choir and Daughters of the King, and in the Austin Friends of Traditional Music. Her parents and one brother in-law, John D. Ryland, preceded her in death. She is survived by Her husband, Robert C. Ryland, and three children, Patricia Louise Ryland, Robert Cyrus Ryland and Jesse Tannehill Ryland of Elgin, and five grandchildren: Martha Zo Ryland, Henry Levon Ryland & Tave Lawhorn of Elgin, and Jade Ryland and Hunter Ryland of Lockhart. She is also survived by two sisters, Johanna Faulk and Evelyn Faulk of Toronto, Canada, and two brothers, Frank Faulk of Toronto and John Henry Faulk III of Austin. A funeral and memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 26 at 2 p.m. in Calvary Episcopal Church, 603 Spring St. in Bastrop, with a reception to follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mrs. Ryland's honor to Hospice Austin, or to the ministries of Calvary Episcopal Church. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands Serve the Lord with gladness: Come before his presence with singing - Psalm 100

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Jan. 20, 2013