Ruth was born Sept. 26, 1914, in Nappanee, Ind., and passed away on Friday, March 1, 2013, in Albuquerque. Ruth lived in Alamogordo from 1965-1985. She and her husband, Del, were teachers. Daughters Susan and Nancy graduated from Alamogordo High School. Ruth retired in 1978 as principal of Oregon Elementary School. She has lived in Albuquerque since 1990.
Her parents, siblings, husbands, and daughter Nancy Tarazoff predeceased her.
Ruth is survived by daughter Susan Deese-Roberts and son-in-law Charles ""Chuck"" Roberts of Albuquerque; son-in-law Ron Tarazoff and grandson Anthony (Emma) Tarazoff, of Las Cruces; step-children Russell (Linda) Goff of Albuquerque; Lloyd Goff of Aurora, Colo.; and Nancy Goff, of Denver.
Services will be held at French-University at 11 a.m Friday, March 8. Graveside services will be held in Alamogordo at Monte Vista Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9. Reception will follow at Grace United Methodist Church. Donations may be made in Ruth's memory to Grace United Methodist Church, 1206 Greenwood Ln, Alamogordo, NM 88310. Visit the online guestbook for Ruth at www.FrenchFunerals.com.