Spokane Valley - Monica Ryan, a long-time resident of the Spokane Valley area, died Wednesday the 3rd of October 2018 at the Sullivan Park Rehabilitation Center. Born in 1924 in Iowa, Monica worked as a bookkeeper for various businesses as well as for those owned by she and her husband Don Ryan. They lived in the states of Iowa, Washington, Montana and California. Monica enjoyed traveling with Don, especially on cruises, golfing with friends of a local ladies club, and was a devout member of several catholic churches. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed making holiday feasts for family and friends. She is survived by her children Dennis Ryan, Craig Ryan, Janice Robinson and Cheryl Smith along with several great grandchildren, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Josephs Catholic Church 4521 N. Arden Rd. Otis Orchards, WA 99207. A private service has been planned for family and invited guests.