DEER ISLE – Bertha Louise Ryan, 87, died Aug. 2, 2006, at a Deer Island nursing home. She was born Feb. 26, 1919, in Trenton, the daughter of Ralph and Frances Springer. Bertha enjoyed gardening and outdoor activities, especially brook fishing. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and was active in church affairs. She is survived by two sons, Paul Ryan and wife, Sheila, of Ellsworth and Bruce Ryan and wife, Diane, of Grafton, W.Va.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be held 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, with a memorial service 5:30 p.m. at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. Interment will be at Edgewood Cemetery, Brooksville.