Jane Ryan Wold | Passages

POULSBO —  Jane Ryan Wold, affectionately known as “Grandma Nut,” died Nov. 25 at her Poulsbo home. She was 73.

Born Jane Helen Ryan on March 21, 1939 in Brighton, Colo. to Helen and Richard Ryan. Survived by daughter, Stephanie (Kent) Pugh of Poulsbo; sister, Joan Bade of Florida; grandchildren, Kiley and Ryan.

Earned degree in dental hygiene from Ohio State University. Practiced for more than 40 years in Ohio, Arizona and Washington.

Active member of Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 235 and Priscilla Chapter No. 96. Grand Repre-sentative of Rhode Island in Wash-ington 2010-11. Always on the go, whether about town with her standard poodle Snickers or on an Alaska cruise. Enjoyed volunteering for American Red Cross, visiting with friends, knitting, experimenting with new recipes, attending swim and yoga classes, reading, hanging out with her grandkids. She had vivacious energy, a kind heart, enthusiasm for life, a contagious laugh. She will be deeply missed.

Celebration of Life Jan. 21, 2 p.m., Bainbridge Island Masonic Temple. Interment at Cherry Grove Memorial Park. Donations preferred to Kitsap County Red Cross or Humane Society. Online memorial at

— Family of Jane Wold


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