Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
Lois Eugenia Lyon was born on March 26, 1922, in St. Paul, MN, the daughter of Harry and Alice (Hane) Lyon. Lois graduated high school from North High in North St. Paul, MN, in 1939 and furthered her education at St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing in Fargo, ND. She graduated from nursing school in 1945.
She married Joseph Ryan at St. Columbia Catholic Church in St. Paul, MN, in 1946. Together they were blessed with 10 children. In 1968, Lois married Richard Ebentier in Aberdeen, SD.
Lois was employed as an RN at St. John’s Hospital, Fargo, ND, Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN, Highland Chateau Nursing Home, St. Paul, MN, Crosby-Ironton Hospital, Crosby, MN, and Carrington Hospital, Carrington, ND. Lois was an EMT in Jamestown, ND, in 1977 and on the Carrington Ambulance for 7 years. She served as the Secretary for the Carrington Ambulance for 5 years. In addition, she was on the ND EMT Board of Directors from 1977-1982 and was on a specific committee to set-up testing teams for the EMT Association of North Dakota.
Lois was an active member of the Pioneer Homemakers and enjoyed sewing doll clothes and attending craft shows. She also loved playing cards and traveling. Lois spent several winters in Surprise, AZ and enjoyed her time there as a snowbird.
Lois will be greatly missed by her children, Daniel Ryan, Sebring, FL, Gerald Ryan, Cushing, MN, Kathleen (Nate) Imsdahl, Sebring, FL, Patrick (Sally) Ryan, Omaha, NE, Richard (Kathy) Ryan, Williston, ND, and Robert (Margaret) Ryan, Fargo, ND; a daughter-in-law Ruby; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 4 step great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents Harry and Alice, her husbands Joseph and Richard; children, Micheal Ryan, Jeffry Ryan, and baby twin’s boy and girl Ryan; a grandson Cory, a sister, Marion (Pete) West, and a brother, Harry (Betty) Lyon.
Her Private Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at the Carrington Cemetery.
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