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Muriel A. "Candi" Ryan

Muriel A. “Candi” Ryan, 61, of Stafford County, VA, formerly of Fallbrook, Calif., died on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C.

Ms. Ryan attended Green Mountain College in Vermont and received a Bachelors Degree in nursing from Columbia University. After retiring as a Lt. Commander from the US Navy she worked as a Registered Nurse at Mary Washington Hospital. Ms. Ryan volunteered many hours with the North Stafford High School Marching Band and Bob McDonnell’s gubernatorial campaign.

Survivors include her children, Matthew Patrick Ryan and Catharine Theresa “Katie” Ryan both of Stafford; a sister, Cathy Cividanes, and her husband, Francisco of Stafford; a brother, William G. “Geoff” Anderson, Jr., and his wife, Lisa of Fairfax Station; two nieces, Allison Anderson and Laura Cividanes and three nephews, Frank Cividanes, Michael Cividanes and Alex Anderson.

A service was held on August 17 at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel with the Pastor Steven Dyer officiating. Burial followed in Quantico National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The SPCA of Stafford, 140 Andrew Chapel Road Stafford, VA 22554.

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