After a beautiful blessing given by her four loving sons in her living room on Monday night, our beloved Grandma Ruthie, age 91, finally passed away yesterday to reunite with her dearly beloved husband Dean, whom she has lived without for 53 years! Look at that sweet little face, pleading to go! The love in that room was thick enough to cut through that night!
How we adore that dear woman! She has influenced the lives of so many, not only the lives of hundreds of thousands of Joy School children throughout the world but most importantly the lives of our own children and grandchildren! For the past couple of years, she has not known who any of us are, but somehow she has managed to maintained her strong, pervasive spirit of love and gratitude for all of us as well as her delightful sense of humor!
For moving pictures and fascinating reports on her amazing life take a look at the perfect post by Saren on her blog today here. She also adds a link to a post that Saydi did two years ago when we had Grandma at Bear Lake. How grateful we are for these stellar recollections of her incredible life.
Grandma and Dean were known for their dancing abilities in competitions when they were young and though we will sorely miss her, nothing gives us more joy than thinking of grandma “Dancing with Dean”!
The celebration of her life at her funeral will be in Logan on October 14th at 11 a.m. Looks as though all of our children and some grandchildren will be coming home and we look forward to a remarkable reunion even as Grandma is relishing her reunion in heaven.