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Obituary for Lois Stout Ryan

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Lois Stout Ryan

May 21, 1930 - April 8, 2011

1930-2011Lois F. Stout RyanLoving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed to the other side of the veil to the waiting arms of Heavenly Father and loved ones, on April 8th in Vernal, Utah, surrounded by her family.She was born May 21, 1930 to Don Grisby Stout and Odelia Margaret Pflum Stout. She was the sixth of seven children. She was raised in Ogden, and graduated from Ogden High School in 1948. On May 28, 1948, she married the love of her life, William Henry Ryan, in Ogden, to this union was born four children, and they were later sealed in the Ogden Temple for eternity. They moved to Hooper Utah, in 1957 where they raised their children, and lived for most of their lives, and also where they became very active in community service and activities. In 2004 mom moved from Hooper to a senior living development in West Haven, Utah. She became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints in her mid thirties, where she served in numerous positions. She was one of the original ladies in the first Women’s Barrel Racing Association to help get a charter from the state. She was instrumental in making the first flag for the association. She was a beautiful seamstress, and made all her children’s clothes, and husband’s shirts. She served as a 4-H sewing teacher in Hooper for a few years. She also was an excellent cook, always sharing and giving to others from her kitchen. She enjoyed entering sewing and cooking projects in the Hooper Fair. Where she received many awards. Mom and dad’s home always was a place where others felt welcome, and never left with an empty stomach or a frown on their face. They were also foster parents to several teenage girls. She was on the board of directors for East Canyon Resort. Mom and dad loved the outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing. Mom had a great love for beautiful flowers, and the vegetable garden. Her and dad always had plenty for others and gave freely of their abundance. She retired from Hill Air Force Base, after 28 years of services as a computer programmer specialist, where she received many awards for her ideas on how to save the government money, and new ideas for programming. In her later years the love of her life was her grand children and great-grandchildren. They will miss her very much, as will those who really knew her. She is survived by her children, Marsha Ann Owens (William), Williams James Ryan (Nancy), and Cindy Marie Larsen (Rex), her grandchildren, Lori Ann Owens Cook (Wes), David Andre Owens (Nikki), and Shayson Larsen, Great-grandchildren, Cole Cook, Chloe Cook, Andru Owens, Alexis Owens, and Abigail Owens. Her sister Ann Brady, and a special friend, Maxine Dickamore. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and most of her siblings along with their spouses, plus two grandsons, William Bradley Owens, and Matthew Ryan Owens. Much appreciation goes out to all those who helped her the last few years, as her health declined. Neighbors, friends, nieces, nephews, and family members. We hope you all know who you are. Another thanks goes out to the Bonneville Dialysis Center and their staff, and the Vernal Dialysis Center along with their loving staff. A very special thanks to Dr Harry O. Senekjian.Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden. Friends may visit Friday, April 15, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services both at the mortuary. Compassionate services will be given by the Fairgrove Ward of West Haven, Utah. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011

Time: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


Timeline for Lois Stout Ryan

Born: May 21, 1930
Died: April 8, 2011

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Carla Bransky posted on 4/15/11

I would always stay with Lois at her home when going on trips with her youngest daughter Cindy. She would make me feel so welcome and always opened up her home to me. I recently went to see her new home at the Vernal Beehive Home in August 2010 with Cindy and had a very nice visit with her. She is such a loving and pleasant woman and she will be greatly missed. We love you Lois


Elizabeth Willey Vranes posted on 4/15/11

Marsha, Jim and Cindy,It's hard to know where to start with my many memories of your family and mother. Each year on Memorial Day we went to the cemetary, decorated graves, and hear stories of our ancestors. This yearly act brought a deep appreciation and love for these individuals that continues in our family. I frequenlty stayed at your home for a few days following the holiday and you taught me the wonders of floating down the irrigation ditch. We shared each Thanksgiving and Christman Eve together as we grew up. What wonderful memories. And the New Year's Day parties - the glorious food, the laughter and the fun games we played. You have all touched my heart and taught me so many lessons. Thanks to your precious mother and father who carred on these traditions and led the way. We are a family forever.Love,Elizabeth and family


Pat Dillon posted on 4/15/11

When working at Hill AFB I had the pleasure of working with Lois and enjoying her many good treats she would bring to work. I'm glad I had the opportunity to work with her and be a frield. May the Lord be with your family at this time.


Pam Willey posted on 4/14/11

Aunt Lois hosted the most wonderful New YearsDay parties ever held. She was such a good cook. Thanks for always including the Willey family. Aunt LoisWill be missed.


Sandra Hutchins posted on 4/13/11

I became more involved in Lois's life later than earlier. However, one of the fondest memories I have of her is harvesting wild aspargarus on the ditches around her and Uncle Bill's home in Hooper. Now day's you can't go along the ditches and get aspargarus like we did then.I also remember her and Uncle Bill having an open house between Christmas and New Years for all those who wanted to come. Lois would put on a big spread - food galore that she must have spent weeks on end cooking - right down to homemade hand dipped chocolate candy. Later in life, she invited me to come over to her home and make some of these delicious morsels. My sister and I still make some of our favorite candies from the recipes that we got from Aunt Lois.She will dearly be missed, not only by her family, but by me. I grew to love her deeply as I watched her overcome challenge after challenge with her health. I'm thankful that she was my Aunt and for the example and spirit that she exemplified.Sandra