Mary H. Ryan
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CLARENDON - Mary Hyde Jenkins Ryan of Clarendon, Vermont, died peacefully on Dec. 5, 2017, surrounded by her husband and family. She was 69 years old.
"Hyde" or "Heidi" to her family and friends was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, to William P. Jenkins and Mary-Seymour Pynchon. She grew up in Rowayton and Darien, Connecticut, with her older brother. William P. Jenkins Jr., and younger brother, Jonathan W. Jenkins.
Sailing adventures on Long Island Sound and along the New England coast were a significant part of Hyde's early years. Hyde credited her family with having taught her to watch and listen carefully to the sea, the sky and the world around her.
Hyde attended Tokeneke and Low-Heywood schools, Garland Junior College and Castleton College, from which she received her B.A. in Fine Arts. She studied art in Italy and London, and worked for F. Schumacher Fabrics in New York before settling in Vermont, the place she called home for over 45 years. Hyde's artistic bent and natural abilities led her from design work at Rutland House to the establishing of her own business, Hyde Ryan Design. She had a successful career in design that included projects in NY, CT, FL, MA, VT, The Netherlands, England and China.
Hyde met her devoted husband and the love of her life, TR Ryan, and they married in 1986.
Hyde was a nurturer and guiding force for her entire family, especially for the children, Ali, Sean and Brady, whom she was so instrumental in helping to raise. Hyde was a gifted listener and gentle advisor and she never gave up on anyone. She had a positive, loving and lasting impact on anyone who was lucky enough to know her. She was also a protector of all creatures.
Hyde had a vast knowledge of history and culture, and a great appreciation for words and language. She loved music and sang in many choral events at Grace Congregational Church, with the Rutland Area Chorus, Rutland Chorale and Castleton Festival Chorus. She loved art in all its forms and saw the inner beauty in people and objects. Hyde found particular joy in caring for and riding her horses Fionn, Bri and Madeira.
Hyde is survived by her husband, TR Ryan; her brother, Jonathan W. Jenkins; her niece, Alexandra "Ali" Jenkins, her husband, Michael, and their son, Nathanial; Sean Ryan, his wife, Miranda, and Hyde's grandson, Andrew; Brady Ryan and his wife, Robin, and their children, Jack and Daisy.
A celebration of Hyde's life will be held at the Grace Congregational Church on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society (; 802-484-5829) or Green Mountain Horse Association (; 802-457-1509).
Arrangements are under the direction of Tossing Funeral Home in Rutland.

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March 10, 2018
Back in the day, Heidi had the coolest little sports car around, a Triumph GT6. She let me borrow it once to help me impress a girl I was seeing. Fortunately, no damage done. Heidi, you were even more cool than your car. Travel well, my friend.
TR, I don't know you, but courage, and forward. And Jonathan, best thoughts and fond memories.
John Carrick
John Carrick
January 2, 2018
I work for HolmesKingKallquist Architects and was on a project with Hyde for 2 years...what a great, strong willed, & loving person she was. An awesome designer...a pleasure to work with...she will be missed!! My condolences to the entire family!!
Frank Cusumano
December 28, 2017
I am so very sorry to hear of Hyde's passing. Our mothers go back to their childhoods and have felt a part of the Jenkins family forever. Love and prayers to TR, Jonathan, Ali and the entire family.
Timmie Graham
December 18, 2017
high in the mountain..
Heidi was like my "big sis" growing up in southwestern CT. Always a ray of sunshine with her beaming smile, and gentle demeanor. It was shock to hear of her passing. Jon Jon, our sincerest condolences to you and yours. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in Peace old friend.
Peter Jennings
December 15, 2017
I will miss my younger "Cuz" of many years, going back to our school vacations in Florida, water skiing on the Inland Waterway (she was a champ on the slalom water ski), and Christmas vacations with the extended family skiing in the Laurentians. Condolences and many thanks to TR, and to her family who have been caring for her during her illness.
Larry Braman
December 13, 2017
T.R, I was so sad to hear of Hyde's passaging, although not unexpected. She was an exceptional human being. I connected with her through the horse world, and at the onset was enthralled by her positive attitude. From the early days with Brie and Sue Berrill, to later day encounters with her latest project, her smile was always infectious and clearly genuine. Her kindness and respect for all things large and small, was inspiring. I am honored to have met her many times over the years. She was an example of integrity, horsemanship, grace, acceptance and tolerance, lessons we could all learn from. My deepest condolence to u and and expended families.
Irene Gold
December 12, 2017
am saddened to hear of Hyde's passing. She always had a positive attitude and a smile on her face. She fought so courageously with grace and dignity. What a beautiful woman whose light brightened many worlds. May her light shine on in her love and legacy.
December 12, 2017
I am saddened to hear of Hyde's passing. She always had a positive attitude and a smile on her face. She fought so courageously with grace and dignity. What a beautiful woman whose light brightened many worlds. May her light shine on in her love and legacy.
December 11, 2017
TR, I am very sorry to hear about Hyde's passing. Will always remember her warm wonderful smile. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Cherish all the wonderful memories.
Patty Sabotka
December 11, 2017
T.R., I am deeply sad and sorry to hear about Hyde. She was so genuine and kind always. Very, very sorry for your loss.
Debbie Wing
December 11, 2017
Our thoughts are with T.R. and we offer our condolences

Tony & Candace Hess
December 11, 2017
I did not know you very well. But you are with our Lord now and have no pain. Sit with theLord and enjoy his blessings.
Arlene Santor
December 10, 2017
TR, We are so saddened to hear of Hyde's passing. She was a lovely and gracious soul. May her memory be for a blessing.....

Ed and Karen Gartner
December 10, 2017
Dear Tr, Johnathon, Ali and all the many friinds of Hyde, We were so saddended by the news of your loss and will treasure many memories of the early days and more recently, the wonderful visit we had with her here in Florida!...Faith (Braceland) and Bob Creer
December 10, 2017
Dear TR
Words cannot express our sadness forthe lost of your long time love and partner. Her smile will always shine down upon us.
With love
Donna & Greg Whitehorne
Gregory Whitehorne
December 10, 2017
So sorry to hear of your loss. Barb and I want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you

Bob and Barb Taber
December 9, 2017
Dear TR,
Knowing and working with you we've learned what a special person Mary was. We are so sorry for your loss.
Ed & Georgina Brown
December 9, 2017
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Charlie Stewart
December 9, 2017
Warm hugs to you TR ... May the love of your family and friends sustain you during this difficult loss ...
Mark & Sharon Christie
December 9, 2017
Oh, TR, I am so saddened to read about Hyde's passing and the void that will be in the lives of everyone who knew her. My sincerest condolences to you and all her loved ones who cherished this beautiful lady.
Greg Barsanti
December 8, 2017
TR, I am so sad to hear about Hyde' s passing. She always greeted me with the most genuine smile and personal conversation. She was a true inspiration and great lady. My prayers are with your whole family. Hugs to each of you.
Diane Joseph
December 8, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences.
Pat Toensmeier
December 8, 2017
I am sooooo sorry for your loss. It wasn't that long ago that I saw her at your house. I didn't realize she was sick. If you need any thing call me.
James Navin
December 8, 2017
TR and Family
My thoughts and prayers are with you
George Grimm
December 8, 2017
The world will miss this kind, gentle soul with a lovely voice. Peace out.
Linda Candreva
December 8, 2017
We are so deeply sorry your the loss of Hyde, one of the most wonderful people ever born. Her incredible outlook on life, love for her family and friends will be sorely missed. We are thinking of you TR, Sean, Brady, Ali and family, sending our deepest sympathy, prayers and love. Gail and Chris
Gail DesRoches
December 8, 2017
Hyde was a wonderful person to have known. Our deepest condolences to you TR.
John & Cheryl De Ronde
December 8, 2017
I will miss you!
December 8, 2017
My heart is broken hearing this news today. My love and prayers are with the family. A beautiful soul was lost this day.
Jeanie Reed
December 8, 2017
TR & FAMILY, My DAD and I at loss for words on the passing of your beloved Hyde. I can't remember a time that she had that beautiful smile when she was loading up her car for her shows. After many years of living in the house you now own I can't remember a time that she would wave, say hi,. MAY you know that GOD CALLED UPON ANOTHER ANGEL FOR HIS FLOCK MAY YOUR LOVE RIP AND WATCH OVER ALL HER FAMILY. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TR. SINCERELY
Dave, Stan& Delores Kantorski
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