Patsy Nadine Carnahan Ryan


Patsy Nadine Carnahan Ryan, one of God’s most beautiful, precious and beloved angels on earth, always placing Him first in her life, was called home to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

Patsy was greatly loved by all her friends and family, and all that knew her will suffer a void in their hearts because of her passing. To have known her was to have loved her. But earth’s loss is always Heaven’s gain and she will be enjoying the love and attention of her heavenly Father forever more.

She was a credentialed registered nurse ministering to countless profoundly sick children, and she loved and cared for all that came into her care. She lived her entire life serving the needs of others, always giving of herself selflessly no matter what the cost, expecting nothing in return. Family, friends, patients and their parents always received the very best care that she gave unconditionally.

Patsy was very active in her Church, St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church in Yukon OK, serving in many capacities through the years especially helping new members on their journey to becoming Catholic. She also fondly ministered to her own family as well, sharing medical advice as well as wonderful recipes.

For almost three years Patsy faced and fought the horrible scourge of Leukemia with the heart of a lion but at the end, when all treatments had failed and she had no strength left, Patsy bravely answered the call of God with the heart of a lamb. She was the most beautiful example to us all showing us how to live and love unconditionally. Our heartfelt thanks extend to her wonderful nurses who took such special care of her during her greatest times of need, especially at the O’Donohue Infusion Clinic, OU Medical Center.

Patsy Nadine Carnahan Ryan, 67 of Yukon OK, was born on July 20th 1952 in Truth or Consequences, NM to Carl Jordan and Luda Mae (nee Benson) Carnahan. Patsy attended Mayfield High School in Las Cruces, NM.

She married Phillip Mills in 1968 and to this union 2 children were born, Melissa Helen and David Brent.

On December 21, 1987 Patsy was joined in holy marriage to the love of her life, John Albert Ryan of Oklahoma City OK. John and Patsy practiced a love for each other that never failed.

Patsy graduated from OSU / OKC in 1993 with an associate degree in nursing, and then from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She worked at St. Anthony Hospital, then Integris Hospital both in Oklahoma City, and later as an office nurse for Dr. R. Stanford until her retirement.

Patsy was preceded in death by her parents: Carl Jordan Carnahan (6-25-1983) and Luda Mae Carnahan (8-16-1993) of Las Cruces, NM.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, John A. Ryan of the home in Yukon OK; her two children: Melissa H. Rasberry and husband Rodney of Ft. Worth, TX, and David Brent Mills of Las Cruces, NM; grandchildren: Seth Havenstrite of Norman, OK, Hope LaRoque and husband Monte of Tahlequah, OK, Ian Havenstrite of Oklahoma City, OK, Grace Havenstrite of Ft Worth, TX, and Kimberly and Amanda Mills of Gilroy, CA.

Patsy also received great joy from her great-grandchildren: Phoenix, Kyden and Keelie LaRoque, and Thiago Corona.

In lieu of flowers, please support Leukemia research.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, Interment followed to the Yukon Cemetery, Yukon, OK.

Online condolences may be signed at Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Yukon, OK.