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Obituary for Ruth Dewson Baxter

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Ruth Dewson Baxter

August 27, 1930 - November 23, 2013

Washington Terrace, Ruth Dewzon Baxter died in her home early Saturday morning on the 23rd day of November 2013 at the age of 83. She was the youngest child of Ephraim Wilcox and Mary Adlinda Woodward, born the 27th day of August, 1930 at LaSal, Utah. She was raised in LaSal on the family ranch and attended school in LaSal and Moab. She attended LDS Business College and worked for the Salt Lake City Police Department until her marriage to Charles A. Baxter on February 19, 1955 in Salt Lake City. They raised their children in Morgan, Utah; Montrose, Colorado and Grand Coulee, Washington while Charles worked for the Bureau of Reclamation. They retired back to Utah where they have enjoyed the love and companionship of each other and many loving grandchildren. Devoted service to her family was her life which always involved mounds of food and the best grandma hugs. Charles and Ruth served an LDS church education mission in Jamaica in 1997-98. Ruth served many years in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
She is survived by his husband and children, Mary Dewzon (Stan) Strebel, Charles Dean (Emilie) Baxter, Janna Vvs (Brent) MacKay and her dog, Holly. She is preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the LDS Church Missionary Fund.
Family funeral services will be held graveside in Milford, Utah as per her wishes on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Interred at the family plot in Milford, Utah.


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Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Time: 12:00 pm -

Milford City Cemetery


100 W. Center Street, , Milford, Utah,

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Born: August 27, 1930
Died: November 23, 2013

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Melinda Cobb posted on 12/2/13

Sister Baxter you will be missed. Knowing you and your family since you lived in Morgan was a blessing. You sure could cook. I will never forget when my family moved to Coulee Dam, WA and there your family was again. May the Lord be with your wonderful family at this time. Melinda


Norrine Gardiner posted on 11/27/13

Ruth was a member of our Camp Sunrise, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. We love her, and were always so pleased when she could attend our monthly meetings -- most recently, the one on November 11th 2013. She was always willing to take part and fulfill any assignment. In accordance with her wishes as noted in the obituary, our camp is sending a donation in her name to LDS Church Services. To her family, we hope you will find much joy and comfort in treasured memories, and in the assurance of eternal life to come.


Darold Rawson Family posted on 11/27/13

Brother Baxter, We were saddened to read about your sweet wife. We met her once because of another occasion such as this. She was a special lady. After so many years this has to be terribly difficult, but we know we will all be reunited again. We love you and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, The Rawsons


Matt & Rachel Roper posted on 11/27/13

"Grandma Baxter" will be dearly missed. She was a small woman with a huge heart that always had a hug to share. Our condolences to the family at this hard time. You are in our thoughts and prayers!