Joyce Anne Ryan

3/24/1955 ~ 9/2/2022

Joyce Anne Ryan left us all behind at the age of 67 on September 2, 2022. Joyce is survived by her best friend and eternal companion K. Michael Ryan, her brothers, Thomas and Robert Partridge, her favorite little sister, Susan Williams, nieces, nephews, and the thousands who have enjoyed her service.

Joyce always did leave us in the dust. She was so busy serving others; she always had something planned. For example, she knitted Christmas stockings, pieced beautiful quilts for special occasions, catered weddings for family and friends and left her mark on Gunnison Valley Hospital Halloween parties.

Joyce lived in a way that let you know she loved God. She wanted her family to know how important He was in her life. She served a full-time proselytizing mission in Australia in 1976 and was proud to start an indexing mission last year in 2021. In her ward her favorite callings were organist, teacher, and relief society minister.


Graveside services will be held Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. with gathering for friends and family at 10:30 a.m. in the Ephraim Park Cemetery under the care of Rasmussen Mortuary.

The recording will be available for 60 day. from 9/8/2022

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10 Responses to “Joyce Anne Ryan”

  1. Thomas Ott and Mary Lou Ott says:

    Sorry about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief.

  2. Cyndee Ash says:

    Hi Mike
    I’m sorry to hear about Joyce’s passing. She was a good friend

  3. Betsy says:

    Sorry she has gone on without us. She was a sweetheart. She included me in a lot of things when I first moved here & she did indeed throw fabulous parties & dinners ! Sending hugs & comfort! I bet she is already entertaining on the other side ! ! ! X O X

  4. Arien Nay says:

    Oh Mike, I am so sorry for the passing of your sweet wife. We just loved her here at the hospital. Of course her mushrooms were the highlight of our Halloween parties. We were treated with many goodies from Joyce’s kitchen, and they were always amazing. I hope that the memories you have shared, along with the promises of the gospel will help bring some peace.

    Arien Nay (Admin Secretary GVH)

  5. Jessica Wert says:

    She was truly loved by all that got to know her. I loved coming to visit with my family(my mom being her cousin), she always knew what to say to make me laugh. Her heart was made of gold and she was the most loving person I have ever met. She always found ways to serve people and make those around her feel loved. Her baking and cooking skills were unmatched, she would always make the best little treats and cookies for us. I already miss her so much. I wish I could have spent more time with her while she was here, but she meant so much to me in my life. I always loved Joyce, I will never forget her kind, loving soul and the beautiful person she was. Prayers go to her close family.

  6. Teresa Dalrymple Tipton says:

    Sister Partridge was a wonderful mission companion! We served together in the Australia Adelaide Mission. We sang together on many occasions and in the Mormon Madrigal Singers throughout parts of the mission. I am so grateful I reconnected with her a few weeks ago and had a wonderful, long conversation with her. She will always and forever by one of my favorite people. Love you Joyce, Sister Dalrymple.

  7. Bob & Janice Wright says:

    A fine lady of many talents. She upholstered two of our chairs. We appreciate Mike and her sister Susan. We send our love to them.

  8. Sue & Cless Young says:

    Joyce made our wedding cake, and it was exquisite. She put flowers from her own garden on top. She gave me a book of the Twelve Days of Christmas that had been her mother’s (the Partridge in a pear tree), and a Guatemalan wedding chain. She gave our granddaughters a tea party complete with scones and tea cakes. Her Christmas parties were legendary, with wonderful dinners, games you’d never played before, and a homemade ornament to take away. (We still put them on our Christmas tree.) Joyce loved British mysteries and shared her favorite books with me. She had an infectious sense of humor, and she loved to laugh. She is one of the most gracious people I have ever known. Mike and Susan, our prayers are with you at this time. We hope you are comforted in remembering what a great life Joyce shared with all of us.

  9. Dan Shaw says:

    I have several memories of Joyce, all of them delightful and special to me. As I kid I remember visiting my aunt Mildred, and Joyce was very often there as well. I remember her as a fun, lively, and caring person. We visited her and Mike in Ephraim a few times as well. I recall going to the fair and seeing her prize winning cake, which looked just like a cactus complete with pot and potting soil! We visited them at their newly built house, which was still surrounded by dirt. She was the life of the party, loved board games, and introduced us to the Magic Eye 3d picture books. Growing up on the East Coast we only saw our Utah cousins every few years and the memories are sparse, but Joyce is the one I have the most memories of. Last but not least she visited us in Virginia around 2004 or 2005 with Cynthia, and took us on a Segway tour of Washington DC! Cruising around with Joyce on a Segway was pretty fun!

  10. Shirlynn Elmer says:

    I just heard about Joyce’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Until you have been there you can’t understand how empty your heart can be and how hard grief is. Allow yourself time to grieve.
    Sending hugs and prayers your way.