In Memoriam : Major H. Estelle Ryans
Major H. Estelle Ryans - age: 98
(September 24, 1919 to May 05, 2018
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Friends and relatives may call at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home 365 Main St, Thursday May 10, 2018 from 1 to 2 pm. A 2 pm graveside service will be held at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Deering Park, The Salvation Army Section.
For those wishing to make memorial contributions in her memory please consider World Services c/o The Salvation Army 2 6th Street Old Orchard Beach, Maine 04064
Major H. Estelle Ryans, 98, of Clipper Harbor was Promoted to Glory on Saturday May 5, 2018 at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital. She was born in Salem, Massachusetts September 24, 1919 the daughter of Capt. George L. and Mary Bullock Brown.
She graduated local schools and then attended Officer Candidate Training school. From 1950 to the late 1960’s she had Corp appointments in Malden and Pittsfield, MA., New London, Meriden, Bridgeport, and Stamford, CT. In the early 1970’s, she served in Boston and then in Sanford, ME, then to Portsmouth, NH where she and her husband retired.
Major Ryans and her family retired to Portsmouth, NH in the 1980’s.
She is predeceased by her husband Major John (Jack) Ryans in 2006 and 2 brothers G. Alton Brown and Major F. Dana Brown.
Survivors include 2 sons James Stewart Ryans and John Scott Ryans, a daughter Diana Gayle (Ryans) Gorman and a sister Verna (Gough) Hughes, 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Marion Harris - May 8, 2018 Contact this person
She was such a wonderful woman and an inspiration to everyone that came in contact with her. She was my second "mom", she will be missed. We loved her dearly. Praying for all her family.
Lynda Wilson-Magoon - May 8, 2018 Contact this person
We would stop to visit when we came back “home” and she would always say, “I know you are a Wilson but are you Sandra, Lynda or Marion?” We would laugh! Such a great sense of humor. She will be missed.
Let nothing draw me back
Or turn my heart from thee,
But by the Calvary track
Bring me at last to see
The courts of God, that city fair,
And find my name is written there.