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Ruth G. Tuttle


1920 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Mar. 5, 1920 ~ Feb. 6, 2014
Ruth Iris Gale Tuttle age 93 passed away on Thursday February 6, 2014 in Oakley Utah. The daughter of Edith Adelia Richardson Gale and Thomas Clyde Gale, Ruth graduated from Ogden High School and worked as a secretary in the Weber County Agents Office and for the County Treasurer. She was also a USO Hostess during WWII and in May 1944 she enlisted in the US Navy Waves. Following boot camp and yeoman school, Ruth was assigned to the District Intelligence Office of the Navy in San Diego, California. She was always proud of her service in the Navy. Ruth met Newton Aaron Tuttle, at LDS dance in San Diego. They were married on 29 November, 1945 in the Salt Lake Temple. Newton passed away on January 17, 2006.
She is survived by her daughter, Donna Gale Tuttle of Sandy, and son Mark (Karen) of Marion, four grandchildren and their spouses and the joy of her life -11 great-grandchildren.
Mother was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and over her lifetime served in every one of the auxiliary organizations of the Church. She especially enjoyed the years she wrote weekly Ward Newsletters for two different wards. In 1980-81 mom and dad served an LDS Mission to the Southwestern Indians where whey were privileged to work with the Jicarilla Apaches, Hopis, and Navajos. She loved the Native American people and remained in contact with her friends for many years. It was not uncommon to have them drop by the house and stay with her during their visits to Salt Lake and for General Conference.
Mom's home was always open and she loved to hold parties for their many friends and family. As charter members of the Beehive Roamers Good Sam Club, Ruth and Newt spent many weekends traveling throughout the West, on one occasion across the country to Florida, and from Mexico to Alaska. Their travels took them to Brazil, Hawaii, on cruises and to Israel. Ruth was one of the organizers of the WAVES of the Wasatch unit of Waves National and she was the chapter's first President. Mom and Dad retired to St. George in 1994 and enjoyed their wonderful neighbors and friends there.
Ruth was proceeded in death by her parents, her two sisters and two brothers. To our knowledge, she was the longest living member of the Gale family, and even if she was not, we were not ever going to tell her.
Ruth's funeral is scheduled for Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Kamas Stake Center (3038 North State Road 32) of the LDS Church at 11:00 am. And a viewing will be held there on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 6:00-8:00 p.m. Interment at the Sandy City Cemetery. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers to please make a donation to the LDS Church Missionary Fund.
Published in Deseret News on Feb. 8, 2014
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