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Obituary for Ruth Fernelius Sanders Rees

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Ruth Fernelius Sanders Rees

October 2, 1919 - June 4, 2014

Ruth Fernelius Sanders Rees
October 2, 1919 ~ June 4, 2014

Ruth Fernelius Sanders Rees, 94, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2014. She was born, October 2, 1919 to Peter G. Fernelius and Bessie McGiven Fernelius.

Ruth attended South Weber Grade School and graduated from Davis High School. Later in life, she went back to school and graduated from Weber State College with a nursing degree in 1993.

She married Duane Goveita Sanders in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple, November 4, 1942. He preceded her in death. She was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Ruth loved to spend time camping with her family and even tubing down the river, one of her favorite experiences.

She enjoyed square dancing and was a member of the Single Swingers Square Dance Club.

Ruth was employed at HAFB during World War II, and was a caregiver at several local care centers. She enjoyed serving people as a LPN at McKay Dee Hospital, but her favorite service was with small children and the elderly.

Ruth is survived by two sons, Leonard Duane and Paul Jordan Sanders; three daughters, Renee Marie, Sandra Jean, and Kathleen Vale Sanders. Also surviving is one sister, Doris (Arnold) Finchun of Logan; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In Ruth’s words; “Family and friends are my life. I cherish all the fond memories I have of their accomplishments.”

Ruth is preceded in death by one son, Peter Lynn, two daughters, Marsha and Bessie Lenore. Also one sister Katherine Larsen and one brother Albert Lawrence.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836-36th Street, Ogden, UT. Family and friends may visit on Monday June 9, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to service from 10:00 -10:45 a.m.

Interment in Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT

 

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary

Address:

836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary

Address:

836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Time: 12:00 pm -

Washington Heights Memorial Park

Address:

4500 Washington Blvd , , Ogden, UT,

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Born: October 2, 1919
Died: June 4, 2014

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