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Nancy Ether Longbrake Ryerson, age 87, of Austin, Texas, went to be with our Lord on June 17, 2017. She was born March 16, 1930, in Rio Hondo, Texas, to parents Lowell and Matie West Longbrake. She was a Mother, homemaker, and Charter Member of the Austin Quilt Guild.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Edward G. Ryerson and sister, Patricia Dickson. She is survived by her seven children, Sharon Morrison (John), Tom Rhea (Karla), Charles Rhea (Mimi), Gary Ryerson (Laurie), Beverly Groom, Jane Wagner (Jerry), and Jeff Ryerson; brothers, Tommy Longbrake (Mary) and David Sitz (Maryiln); sister Trudie Lassiter; 11 Grandchildren, 18 Great-Grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM, on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks, with interment to immediately follow at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park. Attendees are encouraged to wear bright colors to celebrate Nancy's memory.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at or a charity of your choice.