WELTA WILKS RYAN Welta Wilks Ryan, born on July 15, 1923 in Latvia passed away peacefully on September 11, 2016 in Laurel, Maryland. Beloved wife of the late Lt. Col. Kevin Thomas Ryan Jr. (USAF Ret.). She is survived by her daughter, Colleen Ryan of Spring. Texas. A long time resident of the San Antonio area, she will be be buried with her husband at Ft. Sam Houston on November, 12, 2016.