Carole Ryan was vacationing in Prague this summer when she lost her home and 13 pets in the Yarnell Hill wildfire that spread through her Glen Isla, Arizona, neighbourhood.
When she returned to Arizona, the Red Cross gave her a sifter, built by Boy Scouts, to help her search through her home's ashes.
According to CBS5, Ryan found the one item she cared about the most, buried 6 inches in debris: her mother's wedding ring.
"I screamed. I just screamed. I just could not imagine. I mean, nothing else mattered once I found that ring," she said.
"When I thought I had lost absolutely everything, I found my mom's wedding ring in the ashes of my home."
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Ryan had treasured the ring since she lost her mother to cancer in 1962. Ryan was only 15 at the time.
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