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Monday, November 28, 2016

WA/DL Capt. Thomas Boston Ryan

Military veteran, WA/DL Capt. Thomas Boston Ryan
January 6, 1929 ~ November 16, 2016

Notification with the passing of retired Western/Delta pilot Captain Thomas B. Ryan, age 87.  Captain Ryan joined Western Airlines 10-28-1957 and retired with Delta Air Lines in January 1989, based PDX.  Captain Ryan's obituary indicates that private services were held by the family.   
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at
will also lead you to Captain Ryan's obituary.
To the best of my knowledge, personal condolences may be sent to the family at 
2232 S. Dallin St., Salt Lake City UT 84109-1119.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 

Thomas Boston Ryan born January 6, 1929, Logan, UT to Deryl Jerome Boston Ryan and Irene Dunbar Ryan, died November 16, 2016, in Salt Lake City of causes incident to age. Graduated West High, SLC, 1947 and attended BYU. Entered pilot training as an Air Force cadet, 1949. Received equivalency college education through many U.S. Air Force schools. Was a flight instructor for NATO pilots during the Korean War as a 1st LT. Later achieved rank of Major in the Utah Air National Guard, leading many flights in the States, Vietnam, and Japan. He was employed as a pilot for Frontier, Western, and Delta Airlines. Married to Norma Dee Jones for 35 years, eight children, divorced. Married to Marilyn Morrison Clements for 32 years. Survived by Marilyn and her children, also ex-wife Norma Dee Ryan.
 Throughout numerous moves around the USA, Tom served in various callings in the LDS church. He was very supportive of his sons' LDS missions and always generously paid for lessons and instruments for his musical family. He loved the great outdoors.
Tom is survived by his brother William D. Ryan (Pat). Preceded in death by his parents and brother Conrad. Thomas Ryan's posterity with Norma Dee Ryan: 8 children, 46 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren, 2 great-greats and several "bonus" grands and greats. Children: Wendy Hatch (deceased) (Doug); Kent Ryan (Terrie); Richard Ryan (Tricia); Bruce Ryan (MaryAnn); Daniel Ryan (deceased); Patty Stone (Greg); Judy Smith (Dan); Mary Lydia Ryan-Holt (Nick). (Daniel is survived by two former wives: Lynnette Benard Arnold and Lezlie Otto Ryan.)
Tom is also survived by Marilyn's children: Leslie Clements; Carrie Davidson (Jared); Stanford R. Clements (Tarra); C. David Clements (Jill); Douglas R. Clements (Sonia); Stephen M. Clements (Amy); and 18 grandchildren.
 Private family Services have been held.

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