Nancy Ryan (1925 – 2021) obituary – Fort Worth, TX
August 30, 1925 – September 9, 2021
Fort Worth, Texas – Fort Worth, Texas – Nancy Royall Ryan passed away peacefully in her sleep Thursday morning, September 9, with her loving family nearby. She had just celebrated her 96th birthday.
Service: A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 25 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. She will rest privately next to her husband, John, at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Memorials: in lieu of flowers, consideration for contributions to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 917 Lamar St, Fort Worth, TX 76107, Union Gospel Mission, 1321 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76102, or to a charity of your choice, in memory, is suggested.
Heaven celebrates the arrival of Nancy Royall Ryan, a loving follower of Christ, wife, mother and grandmother, or “Hosanna Nana”. Born in Dallas, Nancy was the daughter of John Weldon and Anna May Milliken Royall. She graduated from Hockaday Junior College and Southern Methodist University with a business degree before marrying John C. Ryan III and moving to Fort Worth.
Nancy’s life has been defined by her devotion to her beloved Savior and Lord and to her family. She lived Proverbs 31, and she selflessly gave her life for the welfare of her husband and children. She taught Sunday School at St. Andrew’s Church for many years and told everyone she met both inside and outside of her home about Jesus. Nancy prayed faithfully for her three children, encouraging them in their efforts. As her family grew, she extended her love and care to her stepdaughters. She quickly became Hosanna Nana when her grandchildren were born.
She was found cooking large meals for her family, going to activities for children and grandchildren, participating in Bible studies, meeting with friends and extended family, and taking her walks. dogs. She always said they were the key to her youth and her health. She loved her neighbors and always loved interacting with the families around her. Nancy had a sharp wit and a sharp wit, and everyone who knew her will remember her wonderful sense of humor that she maintained until the end of her life.
She was a member of the Junior League and helped run their drama club, which brought her great joy. Nancy was also a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, the Assembly, and the Society of the Colonial Dames. She was a long-time member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.
His family will always remember and cherish his love and devotion to them and to the Lord. Her legacy of love for Jesus and her Word lives on in all who knew her and in the lives she touched.
The family is grateful for the amazing caregivers of Nancy, Darcus Postell, Sharee Green, Samantha Carpenter and Lisa Morse. They are also grateful to Beyond Faith Hospice and their loving care during its final year.
In addition to her daughter, Susan Ryan, Nancy is survived by her sons and their wives, John C. Ryan IV and Mary Lou and Richard Royall Ryan and Terry; grandchildren, Benjamin Ryan and Meredith, Walker Ryan, Henry Ryan and Dr Matthew Ryan and Allison; and several nieces and nephews and their families.
Posted by Star-Telegram on September 19, 2021.