Ruth Welland Thompson "Ruthie", age 58, of Gainesville, passed away Monday, October 14, 2013. She was born April 15, 1955 in Daytona Beach, Florida to Charles Welland and Elsie Garcia Thompson. A graduate of Seabreeze Senior High School, Ruthie continued her education graduating from The University of Florida and then worked as a pediatric nurse at Shands Hospital for 28 years, a job that she loved. She enjoyed gardening and being outside, especially the beach. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by her daughter, Olivia Ruth Welland Hollier (John); sister, Jeanne Smith (Mike) of Lilburn, GA; granddaughter, Audrey Maria Hollier and beloved dog, Skyler. A celebration of Ruthie's life will be held this weekend. Friends are asked to wear casual "beach attire" and bring a favorite photo or story. For details of the service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Alachua County Humane Society, 4205 NW 6th Street, Gainesville, FL 32609. Arrangements are under the care of WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME DOWNTOWN, 404 North Main Street. (352) 376-7556
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Williams-Thomas Funeral Home Downtown
404 North Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Oct. 17, 2013