Ruth Burkholder Obituary
 
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Ruth Mae Burkholder

February 9, 1921 - June 15, 2014
Obituary

Ruth Mae Burkholder was born in Colorado Springs to Paul Raymond Cummings and Coy Labelle (Speak) Cummings. She was raised on a farm in the Falcon, Colorado area going to Granger Elementary School and graduated from Falcon High School. Ruth enjoyed playing the piano, organ and violin. She married Billy C. Page in 1940 where they lived on a dairy farm. She and her husband helped build the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Ellicott. She enjoyed sewing for her three daughters and drove a school bus for Ellicott Consolidated School until they moved to Colorado Springs in 1959. She was known for the beautiful drapes and curtains...
Ruth Mae Burkholder was born in Colorado Springs to Paul Raymond Cummings and Coy Labelle (Speak) Cummings. She was raised on a farm in the Falcon, Colorado area going to Granger Elementary School and graduated from Falcon High School.

Ruth enjoyed playing the piano, organ and violin. She married Billy C. Page in 1940 where they lived on a dairy farm. She and her husband helped build the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Ellicott. She enjoyed sewing for her three daughters and drove a school bus for Ellicott Consolidated School until they moved to Colorado Springs in 1959. She was known for the beautiful drapes and curtains that she handmade. After their family was gone they traveled with their Airstream trailer. Ruth dedicated her life to Jesus Christ at the Southgate Church of the Nazarene and later attended Colorado Springs First Church of the Nazarene. During this part of her life she did a lot of crocheting of afghans for her friends and family. In 1983 they moved to Greeley, to be closer to their daughter, as Billy became ill and passed away. She was an active member of Greeley First Church of Nazarene.

Ruth married Victor Kindsfater in 1990 and enjoyed her new family. They were married 10 happy years before his passing, and then she married George Ray Burkholder in 2001. She also enjoyed another new family and their 13 years together. They traveled in their motor home and enjoyed fishing and board games. She always enjoyed God's beautiful creation, flowers and mountains especially, but most of all enjoyed being with her family.

Mrs. Burkholder passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Hospice of Northern Colorado.

She is survived by her husband Ray Burkholder, daughters Leona and husband Dan Smith and Lois and husband Wally Marshall; five grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; Lori, Jeff, Emilee, Anna and Abby Doud of Tillimook, Oregon; Vikki, Kenny, Madison and Alivia Clays of Medford, Oregon; Lonnie, Julie, Madeleine, Olivia, and Sophia Marshall from Kalona, Iowa; Dave, Kim, Caitlyn, Conner and Cooper Stevenson of Shelbyville, Missouri; Travis, Kim, Mackenna, Kate and Bailey Marshall of St. Louis, Missouri; a sister Eleanor McClelland of Colorado Springs, Colorado and three nephews and family.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband Billy Page; husband Victor Kindsfater and daughter Linda Carlene.

Visitation will be held from 10:00a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 21 followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. both at Greeley First Church of the Nazarene.

Interment will take place 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 23, at Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greeley First Church of the Nazarene in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634.

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