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Genevieve Arlene Ruppel

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Ruppel, Genevieve Arlene Dotson Brown
January second, at 5 PM, Genevieve Arlene Dotson Brown Ruppel of Scottsdale, Arizona flew from this Earth to rejoin the stars from whence she came. She is greatly missed by family and friends. Genevieve was noted for her intelligence, laughter and sunny disposition. To know her was to love her as many friends will attest. Her infectious laughter let you know the earth was still turning and the sky was full of stars. Her smile could warm any heart. She was active in keeping her husband happy and living life to the fullest. She was an avid reader, trading books with friends, and loved traveling visiting Europe, Australia, Mexico and Hawaii. Genevieve was born on May eighteenth 1934 in Adams County, Iowa, to Floyd Eugene Dotson and May Bell Gaskill Dotson of Corning Iowa, the seventh of eight children, and grew to adulthood in the area. She was a proud Corning Red Raider! She married Raymond Brown and had three Children; Pamela Brown (1953), Zella Brown (1955) and Butch Brown (1956). After her first marriage broke up, Genevieve moved to Phoenix AZ where she met Richard Allen Ruppel (me) at a Square Dance and made me the happiest man in the world for 31 beautiful years. She taught me the love of reading again and the joy of companionship. My life will have a big hole in it but I will carry on until I can join her in the stars. Genevieve is survived by her husband, Richard Allen Ruppel; a sister, Twila Jean Dotson Hancock of Lake Havasu City AZ; her three children, 6 Grandchildren and 8 Great-Grandchildren. A memorial service will be held by the family in Iowa later this year.


Published in The Arizona Republic on Jan. 10, 2016
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