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Georgia L. Ryan

Published: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Georgia L. Ryan

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – Georgia L. Ryan, 76, of Casa Grande, formerly of Dixon and Peru, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at her home.

She was born Feb. 7, 1938, in Dixon, the daughter of William Herbert and Georgia (Pruett) Mayes. She had worked at Dixon Home Phone Co. and KSB Hospital, and had been a dog groomer for many years. She also did volunteer work with talking books at Sun West.

Georgia was the first woman elected to the Peru City Council. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. She married Michael Ryan in November 1969, in Dixon.

She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Cindy (Dale) Beeman of Dixon; two stepsons, Phil (Janelle) Ryan and Sean (Char) Ryan; six grandchildren, Lance (Barb) Larsen, Laura (Jay) Larsen, Frank Ryan, Taryn Ryan, Jacob Ryan, and Jillian Ryan; four great-grandchildren, Ean and Alivia Spencer and Hailey and Breanna Larsen; one brother, William Mayes of Dixon; and three sisters, Margaret Rau and Dorothy (Lester) Hill, both of Dixon, and Phyllis (Andy) Anderson of Paxton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Virginia Suits, Lucille Grove, Shirley Fane, and Lois Reigle; and brothers, David and George Mayes.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday and the memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Bunyan Cocar officiating. Burial of cremains will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. Jones Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.

A memorial has been established to Guide Dogs for the Blind.

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