Charlie Ryen

Charlie Ryen
Springfield, MO

God has blessed me in so many ways in my life and I am so thankful! My wonderful wife, Pat and I live in the beautiful Ozarks in Springfield, MO near all the fun things to do in Branson.

Our daughter, Shaunda has given us 2 cute girls and we love to visit their family in Destin, Florida at the beach. Our son, Chris has 3 fun boys that keep us busy out in nature in Arkansas on the lakes.

After 43 years of private practice in dentistry, I retired last year so we have more time to visit family and concentrate on hobbies like fishing, hiking, boating and gardening (yes, I’m still an Iowa farm boy)! Pat and I enjoy traveling to see the world. One of our favorites was Norway, the land of my ancestors. The scenery was fantastic and the people so friendly!

That is also what I remember about Ballard…. good, honest, hardworking people who were very caring for each other. We had a “Wonderful Life” growing up there learning positive values and given opportunities to go for our goals.

Hope you have reached most of yours!

Thank you for your friendship that helped shape my life and yours.

God bless you all!!

BHS ‘70. Charlie Ryen