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“As Billy has put it...We will MISS her! Many laughs and many memories our hearts will hold. Life is short even when you live to be 93. Enjoy it!! ...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: kelly Spurlock (Rolleri) - CA

“Aunt Edna, I will always remember the fun times a roars of laughter together when I could visit. You lived a long happy life and now please rest in...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Ms Marlene Faith Gowen - CA

“Edna You took such good care of my Grandpa in law till he went home, and it was an honor to know such a strong woman. My thoughts have been with you...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Andrew Wolfe - Shoreline, WA

“Dear Mom, you have certinly earned your wings while waiting patiently in grace these last 7 months. You have shared more blessings, laugher and "Oh...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Cathryne Ryan - Las Vegs, NV


Edna Ruth Ryan
Resident of Half Moon Bay

Born 19 January 1919 in Lodi, California; Edna was the last surviving child born to Kathrine and William Schneider. Edna passed away at home peacefully on 17th August 2012.
Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph William Ryan; and children La Dona Nolan, Richard William Ryan, Robert William Ryan and Lorna Crocker.
Edna grew up in Lodi and the surrounding areas and making the Bay Area home with her husband and children. Retiring in Lodi, CA, they enjoyed many years together in their warm home and were blessed with family reunions at Lodi Lake.
Edna was blessed to be healthy and active in all her years; living a full life and continued to keep her own home, enjoyed her garden and all the birds. Crocheting blankets for her great grandchildren. An avid homemaker, Edna was famous for her pickles, jams, jellies and many delicious baked goods and meals. Edna read the daily paper, did the word puzzles and enjoyed her magazines and loved her Giants.
Edna is survived by her daughters, Clarice LaTerra (Michael), Ellen Rolleri (Albert), Lynda Carey, Cathryne Ryan and Julie Ryan. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren, and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mom, thank you for the many years, and countless lessons. For the special gift you shared with us in this last year, of continuing to teach us one of the most important lesson in life; to continue in grace until the moment you are called home.
We wish heartfelt thank you to Sutter VNA and Hospice of San Mateo; for the excellent care and compassion during Mom's last months.
Private committal service at Golden Gate National Cemetery; where her ashes will join her beloved husband.
In lieu of flowers, a donation, to the donor's favorite charity is preferred.