Ryan, Helen Garner
Birth: Thursday, October 20, 1927 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
Death: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the age of 90
Laid to Rest: in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
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Helen Garner Ryan, (90), of Chesapeake Beach, Md, formerly of Clinton, Md, peacefully passed on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Burnett-Calvert Hospice House, in Prince Frederick, Md. Helen was born in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. and lived her whole life in the area.
Beloved wife of the late John Thomas Ryan, Jr.; loving mother of John Thomas Ryan, III (Connie) and James Michael Ryan (Cindy); adoring grandmother of Rhiannon Ryan Magruder (John); great-grandmother of Camryn and Allisyn Magruder; sister of the late Betty Garner Minor; aunt of Darlene Minor Lamer and the late Deborah Minor; and a very special Aunt Tootsie to Krystal, Bobby, Cody and Embrey Grimes.
Helen enjoyed sewing, knitting, tending to her flowers and volunteering. She was instrumental in keeping her extended family together by hosting reunions and planning lunch outings with her cousins and friends, far and near. She was a proud member of the Wendy's lunch bunch, cherishing those relationships. She was an active member of Bethany Christian Church where she helped with the bulletin, baked goodies for the bake sales and was active in the annual Christmas Bazaar. She also worked in the church office.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Calvert Hospice, PO Box 838, Prince Frederick, Md 20678, Bethany Christian Church, 7128 Allentown Rd, Fort Washington, Md 20744 or charity of your choice. Visitation and service will be held at Lee Funeral Home, 6633 Alexandria Ferry Rd, Clinton, Maryland on Monday, March 5th from 10:00am to noon, with burial at Arlington National Cemetery to be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements by Lee Funeral Home.