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1945 Michael 2015

Michael Ryan

September 24, 1945 — August 10, 2015

Michael James Ryan passed away August 10, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Carbon County. Mike was born to parents Herschel and Lila (Bishop) Ryan on September 24, 1945 in Grand Junction, CO. Mike moved to Rawlins in the late 1960's to work at Neuman Transit. He worked on and off for them for over 20 years. He married Aretta 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 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; 3 brothers, 1 sister; his wife, Aretta; 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; grandsons, Scott (Samantha), Brett (Jordon), and Corey. Also surviving are 2 sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place, and services will be held at a later date.


Saturday, August 22, 2015 10:00am

Rawlins Cemetery

915 Third St.


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