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Marianne Ryan of La Quinta died on March 7th from brain and lung cancer. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Jim. Daughter Catherine Diehl of Indio; son Michael of Riverside. Also four wonderful grandchildren, Raeanne Brault, Ciara Breen, Bailey Ryan and Mason Ryan, and sisters Kathy Tornow of Peoria and Gerry Lierman of Taos. She was preceded in death by two small children, Thomas and Mary, and parents, Dr. and Mrs. Clarence Lierman of Chicago.
Marianne was a graduate of Marquette Univ. with a degree in Education and later from Cal State- Fullerton with a degree in Library Science. She taught in her hometown of Chicago before marriage and then in Buffalo, and suburban Buffalo for the first two years of marriage. After moving to Southern California, she then worked as Assistant Librarian at Fullerton Community College for several years. Another transfer took the family to New Orleans where she was the Library Manager in Mandeville, LA for 3 years. The family was again transferred to Southern New Jersey where she became Head of the Medical Library for the Univ. Medicine and Dentistry for 3 more years. A final transfer brought them back to California where she became an invaluable assistant to Jim in his mortgage business.
She now joins her two angels that have been saving spot in heaven for her.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11:00AM at the Christ of the Desert Chapel in Palm Desert, CA.
FitzHenry-Wiefels has been entrusted with arrangements.