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Ruth Holston Stucki

Our dear mother and matriarch, Ruth Holston Stucki, passed away on February 18, 2014 at age 92. Ruth was born on June 21, 1921 in Baltimore, Maryland to Howard Harrison Holston and Ellen Carrie Cummings Holston. Ruth grew up during the Great Depression in the Highland Town area of East Baltimore near the birthplace of Babe Ruth and Patterson Park. Ruth attended Public Elementary School #215, Hampstead Jr. High and Eastern High eventually graduating from Baltimore City College Preparatory School in 1941 after dropping out of school for two years to care for her mother who had been hit by a drunk driver while walking across the street.

Ruth converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at the age of 17 and served as a full time missionary in the Hawaiian Mission from February 1950 to November 1951. Three days after returning from missionary service Ruth met Alfred Bleak Stucki from St. George, Utah who was in Army Counter Intelligence training at Fort Holabird, Maryland. Following a six month courtship they were sealed in the St. George Utah Temple on June 4, 1952.

Ruth and Alfred settled in Hurricane, Utah, where Alfred taught LDS Seminary and they raised six children. Ruth eventually graduated from Southern Utah State College with a Batchelors of Arts degree and Utah State University with a Masters of Educations degree and became a school teacher.

In addition to her family, Mom's passions were music, family history and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Ruth was ward organist to the age of 91 at which time she became "ward organist emeritus".

Mom, we are grateful to you for your love, devotion and enduring example.

Ruth is survived by her six children: Howard & Joni Stucki, Bountiful, Utah; Jared & Lori Stucki, Lehi, Utah; Iona & Les Syphus, St. George, Utah; Alfred & Susan Stucki, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin; John Stucki, Hurricane, Utah; Curtis & Holly Stucki, American Fork, Utah; with 25 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred and her granddaughter, Carrie Stucki.

A viewing will be held Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 155 E 1050 N, Hurricane, Utah followed by a graveside service at 12:00 Noon at the Hurricane Utah City Cemetery, 255 E 600 N. Funeral arrangements by SereniCare (801) 255-2801.



Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on Feb. 21, 2014
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