- Ruth Fowers Crittenden passed away peacefully of natural causes on Sunday, October 12, 2003 at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden.

She was born November 29, 1923 in Ogden, Utah to Ruth and Lewis Fowers. She graduated from Ogden High School in 1941.

Ruth married Charles Crittenden "Crit" at her parent's home in Ogden on June 1, 1943. She was later sealed to her sweetheart and children in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on May 16, 1959. Ruth's family was her greatest joy in life and she devoted her life to their happiness.

Along with Crit, she had three children, Lee (Pam), Chris Holden (Tom) and Gary (Cathy). She also had 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grand children all of whom are still living and who were able to be with her before she passed away. She was preceded in death by her parents and most recently by her brother Ray Fowers (Jan),whom she dearly loved.

She served in many responsibilities and callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foothill Ward. She served with Crit as a temple worker in the Ogden Temple for many years. She was a dedicated visiting teacher and enjoyed the wonderful relationship she developed with many of the women in her ward in her calling as Relief Society secretary. Earlier in her life, she also served in the Primary and Young Women's Organizations. Before she and Crit retired, they worked side by side for 30 years in their business, Crittenden Paint and Glass. She was the office manager and had superb organizational skills. A graduate of Stevens-Henager College, she also worked at Ketchum Lumber and Nadine's Clothing Store. She met Crit while she was working as a secretary to Colonel Berman, the base commander at Hill Air Force Base during World War II.

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One of the great legacies that she left her family was her amazing capacity for hard work. She loved life. She was never happier than when she and Crit were together in Colter Bay, Wyoming, where they traveled often. She collected dolls and assembled a sizeable collection that she shared with her family. She had a soft spot in her heart for animals of all types and shared her home with her special pets over the years.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 16 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. The viewing will also be at the mortuary the evening before from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday just prior to the funeral service.

All family and friends are welcome. Interment, Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd. Email condolences to the family at: lom@lindquistmortuary.com