Lori Lynne Ryan
1962 - 2015
Lori Lynne Ryan, 53, died in a fatal car accident in Santa Rosa, CA Thursday, Nov. 12.
A private memorial service is planned for the future.
Lori was born Aug. 28, 1962 in Wichita Falls, to Darrell and Ann (Dick) Ryan (former Iowa Park High School acapella choir director). She attended school in Iowa Park until her junior year when her father was transferred to Duncanville. She graduated from Duncanville HS in 1980 with honors in band and choir. She graduated from Texas Tech in 1984, Cum Laude from the Engineering Department. She was immediately hired by an engineering firm in Phoenix, AZ., where she made her residence, and worked as an engineer. She eventually formed her own company, Galaxy Engineering, and did consultant work for the military as well as private companies engaged in space satellite technology. She met and married John Balzer, but she kept her name as Lori Ryan, which she changed after high school for professional purposes. She enjoyed athletics and she was a marathon biker, snow skier and avid wake- boarder.
Survivors include her two sons, Kevin and Christopher, both of Anthem, AZ.; her parents, Darrell Ryan of Big Springs, and Ann Hine of Anthem, Az.; and sister Traci Ryan, Olympia, WA.
The Iowa Park Class of 1980 has established a memorial fund in Lori’s name for the Iowa Park Animal Reclaim building fund.
If you would like to donate, please send contributions to IP Animal Reclaim Fund, Box 190, Iowa Park, Texas 76367.