On September 26, Ruth was reunited with her family and long time friends.
She was born March 4, 1905, to Fredrick William and Mary Ellen Jones Thomas, in Malad, Idaho.Ruth married her sweet heart, William Clarence Ripley on August 29, 1934. They later solemnized their union on September 19, 1956 in the Salt Lake Temple. Ruth was always on the go, which showed in all of her accomplishments. She was very proud of the fact that she began her teaching career over 75 years ago in a one room school house near Holbrook, Idaho. She retired from teaching at Webster school in 1970. Ruth was very active in all of the church auxiliaries and was a Daughter of Utah Pioneers.
She was an avid gardener growing flowers and vegetables. Fall was the time of year she made her chili sauce, apple pie, fried chicken and delicious choke cherry jelly. These were usually family projects. She enjoyed crocheting, making special items for the family.
Ruth is survived by her son, Garth (Carroyln) Ripley; and daughter, Claren Gay (Ron ) Pendleton; grandchildren, Sundee (Ron) Ware, Chante (Ned) Siegfried, Julie (Eddie) Iorg, Rip Ripley, Matthew (Stacie) Ripley, Jared (Debi) Pendleton, Peggy Lee (Chris) Tuttle; 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband; and granddaughter, Josiann Pendleton; and by her sister, Mary Ellen Peterson; and her brothers, Victor J. and Freddie W. Thomas.
Funeral Service will be Thursday, October 1st, 11 a.m. at Magna Stake Center, 3084 South 8400 West. Friends may call Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Peel Funeral Home, and 10-10:45 a.m. at the church on Thursday. Interment: Valley View
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