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1952 - 2010 Obituary Condolences

Nancy Sue Ryan passed away in her home on December 28, 2010, after a long battle with brain cancer, she was 58.

Nancy was born on September 21, 1952 to Ben and Maryellen Baber in Woodland, California. Growing up in Willows she had a passion for swimming and was a member of the Willows Hydro Jets, where she won many awards. She was Willows Lamb Derby Queen in 1970 and graduated from Willows High School that same year. On August 8, 1970 she married Gary Harold Ryan in Reno NV. They lived in Maxwell and she gave swimming lessons. She was the Secretary for the Colusa Chamber of Commerce for many years. In 1993, Nancy started working in Chico selling radio advertising. She loved working in Chico and was a top selling agent. Nancy enjoyed going to concerts, Sacramento Kings games and spending time with her grandchildren.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Gary H. Ryan of Maxwell; son, Patric M. Ryan and his wife, Monica of Maxwell; son, Kevin J. Ryan and his wife, Courtney of Maxwell; son, William G. Ryan and his wife, Jessica of Chico; grandchildren, Mariah, Owen, Ethen and Walker Ryan of Maxwell; mother, Mary Ellen Smith of Willows; her brother, Ben Baber of Mt. Shasta; her sister, Mary Wade of Willows; her brother, Bob Baber of Hot Springs, AR; her sister, Linda Fisher of Willows.

A Visitation will be held at McNary-Moore Chapel on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., at Maxwell Cemetery on Thursday, January 6, 2011. A potluck lunch will follow services at the Maxwell Fire Department in Maxwell.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Nancy's name to: UCSF Neuro Oncology Program, P.O. Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145-0339

Services are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service.

Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Dec. 30, 2010
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