Ruth had many changes in her life from her small town roots in the upper peninsula of Michigan to the lights of Las Vegas.
She met her husband Hal, worked and raised her children in Kalamazoo Mi., before retiring to Las Vegas, NV in 1986.
She was perhaps the most kind and proper person I ever met. Her thoughts were always of others and always had something good to say about the world and the people in it. A skilled debater, never lacking opinion, she was the center of the room where ever she happened to be. With a big smile and and confident manner she made us all feel at ease and was loved by all that knew her.
Impeccable style and sense of fashion were her trademarks, no matter the function she dressed and held herself to a high standard. She took great pride in her home, always making sure things were pleasing to both the eye and the heart. Never pretentious, very outgoing, she always made time for neighbors and new friends.
Her later life was complicated by issues of health but it rarely got her down and she pressed on as best she could. Even then, her thoughts were more of others than herself. As hard as she fought, her heart let her down, not in spirit but in function.
If you were blessed by knowing my mother, you will surely miss her. I do, and I hope that her flame of kindness never goes out.