Obiturary: In Memory of Michael James Ryan, Sept. 24, 1945 — Aug. 10, 2015 |

Obiturary: In Memory of Michael James Ryan, Sept. 24, 1945 — Aug. 10, 2015

Michael James Ryan was born Sept. 24, 1945 and passed away Aug. 10, at Memorial Hospital of Carbon County, Rawlins, Wyo. Mike was born to parents Herschel and Lila (Bishop) Ryan on Sept. 24, 1945 in Grand Junction, Colo. Mike moved to Rawlins in the late 1960’s to work at Neumann Transit. He worked on and off for them for over 20 years. He married Arietta (Arty) Goff in 1970 and they were married 28 years before her death in 1998. Mike enjoyed fishing, watching trains, the Denver Broncos, the Colorado Rockies, and spending time with his grandchildren. His passion was over the road trucking! He will be remembered as a man who would give you the shirt off of his back. He enjoyed visiting and making new friends. Preceding Mike in death were his parents; three brothers — Gerald, Gary & Billy, one sister — Sharon; his wife, Arietta; and his daughter Michele and her husband Luke Mulkey. Surviving to honor Mike’s memory are his daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Phil Vigil; granddaughter, Brenda (Brian Dillon); grandsons, Scott (Samantha), Brett (Jordon), and Corey; Also surviving, his two sisters Glenda Ryan-Horton of Grand Junction and Joan Ryan-Padilla (Roger) of Rangely, Colo. plus and numerous nieces and nephews and greats. A memorial service will be held in Grand Junction Saturday, Aug. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. at the New Horizon 4 Square Church at 641 Horizon Dr.

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