Clara Ryan


Clara Ryan, 93, of Payson, died Dec. 30, 2004. She was born April 26, 1911 in Mineral Wells, Texas.

Mrs. Ryan was a member of Star Valley Southern Baptist Church. She was an Arizona resident for 62 years, 40 years of which were in Payson. She retired from Arizona State School System where she was a baker at Creighton School.

She is survived by her husband, Willie Clifton Ryan of Payson; daughter, Wanda Fay Downs of Gilbert, Ariz.; sons, Edwin Ryan of Payson and Carroll Vaughn Pinson of Prescott, Ariz.; brother, Olas Dean Barton of Fort Worth, Texas; seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held in Messinger Indian School Mortuary in Scottsdale Monday, Jan. 3, followed by burial in the East Resthaven Cemetery in Phoenix.

Arrangements handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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