Our loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, Cleo Ryan, age 79, passed away July 10, 1998 at home in West Valley City.

Born November 7, 1918 in Labette County, Kansas, son of Ernest Cecil and Rosa Mae Traxson Ryan. Married Betty I. Githens on October 5, 1942 in Yuma, AZ. They shared 55 wonderful years together.Cleo worked as a truck driver with Garrett AiResearch for 29 years. He loved fishing and was a kind man who was always willing to help those in need. He was a wonderful story teller.

Survived by his wife, Betty; son, LeRoy (Kathy) Ryan, West Valley City; daughters, Ginger Ryan, Camino, CA; Betty (Bob) Gilson, Mission Viejo, CA; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; one brother.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 So. Redwood Road, where friends may call Tuesday from 10 - 10:45 a.m. Interment, Valley View Memorial Park.

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