Stacy Anne Ryan

Date of Birth

November 20, 1961

Date of Death

August 26, 2018

Stacy Ann Ryan was born in Pasadena, California on Nov. 20, 1961 to Michael Libera and JoAnn Zimmerman and passed away at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 at Serenity House in Santa Barbara.

Stacy graduated from San Marcos High School in 1978. She worked as a secretary and office manager for a cosmetics distributor in Santa Barbara, and most recently as accounts manager of Cycle News Publishing in Huntington Beach, California. Stacy loved life, time with her family and going to restaurants with her daughter Ellie. She enjoyed music and concerts, following sports, and was a good swimmer and skier. We are grateful for the gifts she has given us and the memories that involved all her family. We are grateful for the care given to her at Serenity House, Cottage Hospital, Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, UCLA Medical Center and the many physicians and specialists in Santa Barbara.

Stacy is survived by her daughter Eleanore “Ellie” Ryan of Sacramento, California and her son Sgt. Richard (Samantha) Smith of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; and her grandchildren children Aidan, Kaelyn and Scarlett Smith. She is also survived by her father Michael H. Libera of Carpinteria; her stepmother Pam Libera of Solvang; her mother JoAnn Zimmerman of Minden, Nevada; her father-in-law Chuck Ryan; her mother-in-law Susie Ryan of Redding, California; her sister Karen Libera of Carpinteria and Karen’s daughter Kelsea (Kaelah) Mathews currently teaching in Thailand ; her daughter Amanda Torres of Bullhead City, Arizona; her son Casey (Mari) Mathews of San Diego; her brother, Brian (Candice), niece Stella and nephew Cody of Solvang, California; and her brother Kevin Libera, niece Emily and nephew Michael John. Stacy was preceded in death by her sister Kristin Libera Hamor in 2017.

Stacy Ann Ryan received the Last Sacraments from Fr. Stephen Downes in one of her last stays in Cottage Hospital. Her last viewing by family and friends was at Serenity House and a burial will be held at Carpinteria Cemetery.


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