Patricia Schulz (Ryerson)
(1944 - 2009)

Patricia Schulz (Ryerson)

December 20, 1944

August 28, 2009

This site is dedicated to Patricia Schulz.

Mom, you brought us into this world but, more than that, you showed us how to love and recognize all that life has to offer. With that, and your magnificent optimism, you taught us that the best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched but that they must be felt with the heart. Even though you had felt enough pain not to be naïve, you never let that stop you from seeing the good in “all” people.

Mom, your life wasn’t easy and sometimes overwhelming as when your beautiful baby girl, Cheryl, died so young. But, your greatest strength was your will to overcome and continue to see all the beauty and splendor life had to offer. You never gave up and even then you persevered and had two more beautiful girls in Laura and Christy. I admire you so much for that but even more for teaching me that. When Helen Ready sang “I am invincible, I am Woman” (over and over again), she was singing about you.

I remember you cried when Elvis died in 1977 and when you screamed out loud when Affirmed won the Triple Crown in 1978. I remember 1972 ... what a year. Pat and Patty were the Thelma and Louis of ’72 ... with kids. I remember seeing you work 3 jobs to keep us fed and also remember seeing you so happy you cried when you hit the jackpot ($600) in Vegas. I remember watching you feed wild deer by hand at the Grand Canyon and I remember how excited you got when you caught a fish while camping.

I remember all the things you taught me, all the times you held me, all the times you just talked to me and all the times you laughed with me. But, most of all, I remember all the times you smiled, hugged me and told me how much you loved me.
I love you, too.

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Guest Book (18 entries)
Happy Birthday Mom! Just thinking about you on your Birthday and remembering how much you hated opening presents this close to Christmas and always wanted to wait.I Love you for that. Missing you. Love you.
Christy and Sierra Schulz ( Daughter and granddaught)
December 20th, 2013
Hi mom,
I have been thinking of you alot lately and dreaming of you to. I dream that we visit and talk about all the things going on in our lives, just like we use to. Its crazy but it kinda makes feel good to see you, if only in my dreams. I hope that you know how much I love you and how sorry I am. I hope that you always come visit me in my dreams to keep your memory alive within me. love you mom!
Christina Schulz (Daughter)
July 15th, 2013
Mom, I wish Heaven had a phone so I could hear your voice again. I thought of you today but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and the days before that too. I think of you in silence, and often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, from which I'll never part. God has you in his arms, I have you in my heart.
Christina schulz (daughter)
April 28th, 2011
Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas Mom. I really miss you and especially miss your overwhelming love of the Holidays.

Brenna is really holding onto the idea that you actually saw Santa Claus. She told Santa in her letter to him that she really, really would find it special if he let her see him and Rudolph this year. She seems to have your Holiday spirit.

I wish your were here.

your son
Craig Ryan (son)
December 24th, 2010
Hi Mom. Its Christmas time again and believe it or not, its even harder to be without you this year. Sierra talks about you alot. Just today we got out all your Christmas CD's and played all your favorates. I hope that I am telling her the truth when I say that you are right here with us. because it would sure be nice to have you there, even if I can't see or hear you.
God Bless you, Happy B-day, and Merry Christmas mommy. I love you so much and I miss you. Sierra and I think and talk about you every day.
Christina Schulz (Daughter)
December 23rd, 2010
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"Hi Grandma, its me Sierra. I really miss you."
Sierra Schulz
January 8th, 2017
"Happy Birthday Mom!"
Christy and Sierra Schulz
December 20th, 2013
"always thinking of you and wishing you were here"
Christina Schulz
July 15th, 2013
"Hi mom, just thinkin of you. I've been missing you lately so much. you would be proud of me I'm doing better. i love you mom."
christina schulz
August 19th, 2011
"I wish Heaven had a phone so I could hear your voice again. I thought of you today but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and the days before that too. I think of you in silence, and often speak your name. All I have are memories and "
christina schulz
April 28th, 2011
"Merry Christmas Mom, its just not the same without your infectous holiday spirit. I hope you heard my thoughts on your birthday. I love and miss you."
Craig Ryan
December 24th, 2010
"I have been thinking about you a lot...we miss you, especially now...this time of year just isn't the same without Grandma Patty."
Tonya Ryan
December 24th, 2010
"Merry Christmas Mom. Sierra and I are always thinking of you. We love you so much and wish you were here."
Christina Schulz
December 23rd, 2010
"This time of year just isn't the same without you...this seemed to be your favorite time. You have given your children and grandchildren so many wonderful traditions and we will continue them in your honor. Love you and miss you!"
Tonya Ryan
December 21st, 2009
"Happy Birthday Mom. I wish you were here. I am so loney without you in my life. I love you so much."
Christina schulz
December 20th, 2009


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