Ruth Marie Ryan
1935 — 2020
Died on November 9, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. She was born in Mt. Auburn, IL to Don and Dantzelle Williams Ryan on June 19, 1935. She had fond memories growing up. After their farm house was connected to electricity, her father asked her to turn the lights on for the first time. Ruth loved to read and now she had light. Ruth graduated from Marquette University as a Registered Nurse and went on to earn BSN and MSN degrees from the University of Iowa as a Psychiatric Nurse Specialist. She worked at the Illinois State Mental Hospital in 1956. Later, she was a Nurse Specialist at the Iowa Psychopathic Hospital and a clinical instructor in Mental Health at the University of Iowa. In...