Courtney Coolidge Ryan
  August 7, 1964 -  March 1, 2008

 August 23, 2008

This is a little bit late, but I never had a chance to write in this. Mom, you were an amazing women who had basically been my world for the last 13 years.

When this tragedy occurred almost six months ago, I could not make sense of it, but know I have begun to make what little sense of this I can. God wanted you, and for every reason in the world, I can see why. That last day you were in so much pain that I am happy you are no longer suffering.

I know you want all of us to move on but remember you as well. Mom, I love you and I always will. You have an amazingly important part of my life even
now almost six months later.

Just know that you will NEVER be forgotten.

~  Sara Ryan, Glenwood, Illinois

March 09, 2008

My deepest sympathy to Courtney's family and especially to Sarah. Courtney always knew how to make everyone feel special and important even if it was just her smile. May God give you strength during these difficult times.

Chrissy Pangburn (Receptionist, Coldwell Banker Lansing Office)

~  Chrissy Pangburn, Lansing, Illinois

March 08, 2008

Our family just wanted to express our condolences to the Ryan family.
Courtney will truly be missed.

(The Family of Mary Ann Wibalda)
~  Kathryn Forst, Bolingbrook, Illinois

March 08, 2008

I have not seen Courtney in well over 25 years, and it was a shock to me that she had passed away. I used to work at the bowling lanes in Glenwood where
she used to come in and shoot pool quite regularly, and she always struck me
as someone who had it going on for them. She had a wonderful personality
and she always brought a smile to my face. She made quite an impression on those who knew her and she went way too young. Her mom was also my substitute teacher while I went to H-F.

My sympathies to her entire family for their loss.

~  Guss Moberg, Angola, Indiana

March 08, 2008

My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead. GOD will give
you strength in the rough times ahead.

~  Bill Stephan, Lemont

March 07, 2008

I remember Courtney, more then 20 years ago, as the young lady who came with Dave Colmar to South Holland when Chapman-Kikkert was bought
out by Naughton Realtors. She had a huge smile, a wonderful outlook,
ambition and the world ahead of her. God called her home far too young,
but guess he needed someone with her personality - though she left us with
lots of life ahead. You will be missed by many!

~  Marie Heitz, South Holland, Illinois

March 07, 2008

Deepest sympathy to Sara and the rest of Courtney's family. In the 18 years
that I have worked with her she has always been the most caring, knowledgeable, and wonderful person to work with. She was my "go-to"
person for everything. I will truly miss her for she was not just a co-worker
and neighbor; she was also my friend.

~  Natalie Carpenter-Jones, Glenwood, Illinois

March 07, 2008

My deepest sympathy goes out to Courtney and Sara's family... especially to Sarah.

Courtney was one of the kindest, hardest working, most beautiful people you
will ever meet. Knowing her was an honor and a blessing.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

~  Katie Jordan, Chicago, Illinois

March 07, 2008

Courtney's cheerful and positive attitude was always a pleasure. We will miss
 her greatly. Sincere condolences to all of her family and loved ones.

~  Kelly Wiggins, Chicago, Illinois

March 07, 2008

Courtney was a lively woman with a ready smile and a "can do" attitude.
She was generous in spirit and always warm and friendly. I know she will be missed by so many people and my prayers are with her family and especially Sara.

~  Joan Murphy, Algonquin, Illinois

March 07, 2008

I will always remember Courtney as a fun and kind person. My deepest sympathy to all her family and friends.

~  Amy Taylor

March 07, 2008

My deepest sympathies go out to Courtney's family and daughter. I've only known Courtney for a short time, but she was a very beautiful person with
the sweetest personality. She will be greatly missed. My prayers are with
you all and know that God makes no mistakes.

~  Lisa Sims - CB Chatham Office, Chicago, Illinois

March 07, 2008

My heart goes out to Courtney's family, especially her daughter. Please
 accept my deepest sympathies. You are in my prayers.

~  Lisa Babick, Homewood, Illinois

March 07, 2008

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

~  From the Staff of Tews Funeral Home, Homewood, Illinois

March 06, 2008

"In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious." 1

~  Samantha Ryan, Naperville, Illinois

1 "Poem for the Victim Families: Bless You All..." Author Unknown

March 06, 2008

We lost a little bit of sunshine when we lost Courtney. Her laughter could make anyone laugh. She was an amazing woman who knew how to get things done and she always made you feel special. Courtney will be greatly missed by all of us. Sara and Courtney's family will be in our prayers.
Linda Fogarty,
Naperville 75th Street, Illinois

March 06, 2008
Courtney was such a special person to so many of us. So bright and kind, her quick wit and instant smile I will never forget. My sincere condolences to her family and most especially to Sara. You are in my daily prayers.
Nina Fotopoulos,
Clarendon Hills, Illinois

March 06, 2008
Courtney will always be one of the most admired women at Coldwell Banker. We will miss her dearly
Gail Niermeyer,
Naperville, Illinois

March 06, 2008
Truly she was one of the most bright,funny, and energetic individuals I have ever met. I will miss her. Let God's will be done, not ours and may we all return to her when we pass to be with our heavenly Father.
John Carlson,
Downers grove, Illinois

March 06, 2008

Too young, too soon, too sad to say good-bye.

~  Cathy Salerno, St. Charles Office

March 06, 2008

Jini and the rest of Courtney's family,

Courtney was a student in one of my math classes at HF many years ago and I continued to be friends with her even after she graduated. I am so sorry for your loss. Courtney was a brilliant young woman and always had a smile to pass along to others. She will truly be missed. Your whole family will be in my prayers. May God comfort you and bring you back the joy that so defined Courtney.

Ginny & John Franklin
~  Virginia Franklin, Highland, Indiana

March 06, 2008

Please accept our deepest sympathies.~ 
The Feger Family,
Lockport, Illinois

March 06, 2008

A hard working loving woman with a good sense of humor and kindness. Please fund cancer research and help end these young tragedies.

~  Ed Vincent, Oak Park, Illinois

March 05, 2008

Courtney was not only a vital part of the Coldwell Banker Family but also to us personally. She was an amazing lady who will be so missed by all of us who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her entire family.

~  Jim and Patti McEneaney, Oak Brook, Illinois

March 05, 2008


You will be truly missed by us. It saddens us to know that GOD has taken you from us at such a young age when you had so much more to share and touch the lives of others.

It was a blessing to have you in our lives.

~  Michael & Karen Parent, Wheaton



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