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AYER — Regina L. (Ryan) Colburn, 58, died Thursday at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer. She was the wife of Kenneth B. Colburn, Sr.

Mrs. Colburn was born in Ayer on April 14, 1947, daughter of George W. and Flora M. (Montgomery) Ryan and was a 1964 graduate of Ayer High School.

For 23 years Mrs. Colburn worked as a production manager for several companies including G.N. Netcom in Nashua, N.H., from which she retired in 2000.

Mrs. Colburn enjoyed cooking, reading and traveling and most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Besides her husband of 42 years, Mrs. Colburn leaves two sons: Kenneth B. Colburn, Jr. and his wife, Michelle, of Brattleboro, Vermont; and Todd W. Colburn and his wife, Tracy, of Texas; a daughter, Leah L. Colburn and her husband, Michael Paszkiewicz, of Costa Rica; one sister, Katherine E. Wheeler and her husband, Richard, of Shirley; along with 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 4, at the T.J. Anderson and Son Funeral Home, 25 Fitchburg Rd. (Route 2A), Ayer. A private burial was requested.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Colburn’s name to the American Diabetes Association, 40 Speen Street, Framingham, MA, 01701