NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Martha Moreland Dewbre-Ryan, resident of Fox Ridge Assisted Living in North Little Rock, died Dec. 18 at age 84.
Dewbre-Ryan was predeceased by her first husband, Dr. Ben Elam Dewbre, Jr.; her second husband, Eugene Ryan; parents, Dr. William Hubert Moreland and Monte Arie Howell Moreland of Tyronza; and sisters, Dorothy Lee Moreland Jones and Patricia Jean Moreland.
She is survived by her children: Steve (Kathy) Dewbre of Little Rock, Laura (David) Wilson of Lubbock, Texas, Mark (Christine) Dewbre of Maumelle, and Monte Dewbre Coyle of Sherwood; grandchildren: Erin, Ben, Callie, Mark, Rachel, Josh, Amy, Morgan, Maddie, Michael, and Rachel; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Carolyn Moreland Terry of Fort Smith; nieces and nephews: Nancy Trimble, Jean Wilkinson, Rich Terry, and Rex Terry.
Dewbre-Ryan was born in Memphis, Tenn. on Aug. 31, 1931. She graduated from Tyronza High School in 1949, earned a BS in Home Economics from Ouachita Baptist College in 1953, and finished nursing school at Oklahoma Baptist University. She worked as an RN at Missouri Pacific Hospital and Fort Roots VA Hospital.
Dewbre-Ryan was an active member of Park Hill Baptist Baptist Church, North Little Rock, the WMU, and a number of other ministries.
Visitation was held at Roller-Owens Funeral Home, North Little Rock, Dec. 20.
The funeral service will be held at Park Hill Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21, with Ken Shaddox and Cary Heard officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Hills Cemetery, North Little Rock.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions through Park Hill Baptist Church.