Maiden Name: Brown


Rebecca Ann "Becky" Ryan, 67, of Loup City, died on Dec. 18, 2023, at her home.

Rebecca Ann (Brown) Ryan was born in Lexington on Sept. 26, 1956, to Robert and Ruth (Beauchamp) Brown. She graduated from Lexington High School in 1975 and attended Mid-Plains Community College, graduating in 1982 with an Associates of Art degree.

Becky worked for the USDA Rural Development for 26 years. The travel required enabled her to see the western two-thirds of Nebraska, not to mention many states when traveling for training. Helping those in need of home repairs and home purchases brought her great satisfaction.

Becky married Mark Ryan on Sept. 3, 1999. They enjoyed camping with family and friends until she was no longer able to because of her health.

Becky had many hobbies including reading, bowling, antiquing and going to the casino.

The truest love of her life were her sons and grandsons.

Becky was preceded in death by her father, Robert Brown; brother, James; and grandparents, Frank and Hazel Koch and Fulton and Frieda Brown.

Becky is survived by her husband, Mark of Loup City; sons, Matthew (Lyndee) Brown of Omaha and Colby (Nicole Gruber) Pell of North Platte; grandsons, Haden and Ryland Brown of Omaha, Koda Pell of Curtis, Caleb Pell of Belleview and Jay Rodriguez of North Platte; mother, Ruth Brown of North Platte; sister, Nancy Zimmerman of Kearney; brothers, Phillip (Polly) Brown of Phoenix and Robert (Pam) of North Platte; many nieces and nephews; and extended family and friends.

Online condolences may be shared at A Celebration of Life will be scheduled after the New Year. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at Higgins Funeral Home in Loup City. Cremation follows the visitation. Higgins Funeral Home in Loup City is in charge of arrangements.