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Celebration of Life

Leavitt's Mortuary
Sunday June 5th, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Ardeth Noreen Rylander

Ardeth Noreen Rylander, 70, of Washington Terrace, Utah passed away on May 27th, 2022, after her fight with cancer.

Noreen was born in Corsicana, Texas on January 4th, 1952, to Mamie I. Grizzard and Walker P. Floyd.  She graduated from Corsicana High School a year ahead of her class of 1968.  She was a singer!  She sang acapella and made a vinyl record during her high school years.  Noreen went on to study nursing at New Mexico Junior College-University of the Southwest in Hobbs, New Mexico. 

After graduating with a degree in nursing, Noreen started her first job at Lea Regional Medical Center as an emergency room registered nurse jumpstarting a 35-year career in nursing where she touched many lives.

Noreen has two adult children, April E. Rylander and Lance W. Rylander.

Noreen retired in 2007 and enjoyed her time journaling, gardening, reading, writing, tending house plants, crafting, painting, as well as repairing her furniture, jewelry, and lamps. She collected hundreds of butterfly and cow representations. Her home was a welcoming jungle of house plants accentuated by mirrors, brass, and glass. Her southern drawl will forever echo in the hearts of those who loved her with ‘heifer’ and ‘angel’ being her famous terms of endearment. Noreen was feisty, animated, vibrant, loud, colorful, and one of a kind!  Full of love and life, she raised her two children and 30 of their closest friends. She became ‘mom’ and ‘granny’ to everyone and transformed countless lives with her acceptance and support.

Noreen was preceded in death by mother Mamie, father Walker, sisters: Maxine and Bernice, brothers: Raymond and Eugene, and husbands: Michael and Herman. She is survived by daughter April Rylander (Ron Dooley) and son, Lance Rylander (Kayley Larsen).  Grandchildren, Raven Rylander (Brodi Kopecky), Alax and Chloe White, Trey Whitley, Aspen Rylander, Damien Whitley, Kodi Whitley, and five great-grandchildren. 

A celebration of life will be held Sunday evening June 5th, 2022, from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, UT 84403.


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We were Bestfreind in high school and after … I loved her so much … she was awesome and will miss her sooo much! I love her!

Betty Hurley Hervey Jun 23 2022 9:32 PM

She was my baby sister and I will really miss our long phone conversations. She's at peace now and I rejoice that she is in the presence of our Lord. We will meet again one fine day!

Carol Marley Jun 10 2022 10:12 PM

In loving memory of Noreen, one of the sweetest neighbors around. She was such a beautiful spirit, and I loved talking with her when she felt up to it. She will be very missed.

Ashlee Hyden Jun 5 2022 11:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ardeth Rylander

Ashlee Hyden Jun 5 2022 11:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ardeth Rylander

Kittrice White Jun 5 2022 1:26 PM

Noreen was my home care nurse postpartum. She made me realize that life could be much better than it was and I recreated my life with some breath of fresh air words of her wisdom. She helped inspire me to become a nurse, too. I will never forget her and the mark she left on my life. This memorial is beautiful and exactly what I remember.

Heidi Wallis Jun 3 2022 5:51 PM

Forever loved. You are going to be very missed, rest in peace Reene💗💗

Gina Abeyta Jun 3 2022 5:34 PM

Noreen was always one of kind, I have a lot of great memories going back 60 years or so. I hope her family can find comfort in knowing how loved she was,

Gwen Faulk Jun 3 2022 5:26 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Noreen. We worked in home care together for many years. She was a wonderful, sweet lady and will be dearly missed 🙏💕

Penny Mayo Jun 3 2022 4:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ardeth Rylander

Brenda & Gina Abeyta Jun 3 2022 2:25 PM

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