Gayle Lenore Ryan, 76, was called to Heaven on Wednesday, November 21, 2012.
Gayle was born and raised in Emmetsburg, Iowa.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Richard “Dick” Ryan, her son Mark Ryan and his wife Kay, her daughter Sheri Wescott and her husband Jim, and her son James “Todd” Ryan; her grandchildren, Madeline Ryan, Ryen Wescott, Savannah Wescott and Cody Ryan, and her beloved dog Indy.
Gayle lived in Creston for 28 years where she loved working with handicap children and working on their farm. She had a great love for animals. She was the co-founder of the Ryan Subdivision located west of Creston.
In 1995, she and Dick moved to Newport News to live closer to family. Gayle loved and excelled in breeding her Yorkshire Terriers in both Iowa and Virginia. A visitation was held in the funeral home on Friday, November 23, 2012.
Arrangements by W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, Newport News, VA.