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Bryon R. Monaghan 1965 - 2011
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SUSANK — Bryon R. Monaghan, 46, died Dec. 12 at his residence in Susank. Born Aug. 14, 1965, in Cheyenne, Wyo., he was the son of Duane Pope and Tammie (Homan) Rausch. A resident of Susank for five years, coming from Albuquerque, N.M., he was a very talented self-employed woodworker and carpenter.

Mr. Monaghan was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include his fiancee, Louann Bryant, of Susank; a stepdaughter, Crystal Blackburn; a stepson, Ricky Bryant; his mother, Tami Rausch, of Hoisington; two sisters, Patricia Gallegos, of Albuquerque, N,M, and Shawn Dunlap, of Rudy, Ark.; his grandfather, Jim Homan, of Hoisington; his grandmother, Nadine Monfrance, of Albuquerque, N.M.; a niece, Emily Gallegos; and four nephews, John Gallegos, Noah Gallegos, Nathan Montoya, and Dustin Jahay. He was preceded in death by a sister, Tina Monaghan.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Church of the Nazarene in Hoisington with the Rev. Don Fisher officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Memorials are suggested to the Bryon Monaghan Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at


Funeral arrangements provided by

Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home*

P.O. Box 146

Hoisington, KS 67544

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 14, 2011