Juneau resident Ryle "Brandy" Mae Pryor died July 27, 2007, in her home after a short battle with lung cancer. She was 50.
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She was born April 1, 1957, in Portland, Ore. She lived in Juneau for more than 17 years and worked as a bartender for The Breakwater Inn, Travelodge, Moose Lodge and Elks Lodge. Most recently, she worked for Gold Mine Gifts in downtown Juneau.
She was known for her generosity and kind heart, said family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold Paul and Mae Avis Hansmann.
She is survived by her husband, John Paul Pryor of Juneau; daughter, Shonda M. Belknap and her husband, Will, of Juneau; son, Jason Hansmann, of Juneau; and grandchildren, Zachary Hansmann of Juneau, Angelina Hansmann of St. Helens, Ore., Alexis Mason-Hansmann of Port Townsend, Wash., and Patrick Douglas and Marlena Sage Belknap of Juneau.
A celebration of her life will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Moose Lodge in Juneau. Friends and family are encouraged to share their stories and memories of her life. A Moose/Elks fundraiser dinner and auction to help the family with medical expenses will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Moose Lodge. The auction will take place during the dinner and end at about 9:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions toward expenses can be sent to Shonda M. Belknap, 9159 Parkwood Drive, Juneau, AK, 99801.