Neva Ruth Vanderhoof

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  • "To the family: You have lost a very special mother,..."
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    - William LaPlante
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Neva Ruth Vanderhoof August 1, 1928 – September 27, 2012 Neva Ruth Vanderhoof, age 84, wife of former Governor John D. Vanderhoof for over 35 years, passed away on September 27, 2012, at the Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction, Colorado. Ruth was born in 1928, in Smith Center, Kansas where she grew up. She graduated from K State where she got her degree in Medical Technology; she later got her Master's Degree in teaching and taught elementary school in Glenwood Springs and later Fruita, Colorado. Ruth is survived by her husband and four children, Cynthia Epple, Nancy Guccini, Kate LaPlante, and Thomas Craig; her step-children, Bruce and Linda Vanderhoof; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. John and Ruth enjoyed many years of traveling throughout the world and many hunting and fishing expeditions. A private family service has been held, if you wish to share a memory or condolence you may go to The family wishes to thank the Hospice staff and volunteers for their kind assistance. In lieu of flowers please make your donation to Hospice, 3090 North 12th Street, Unit B, Grand Junction, Colorado 81506, or the organization of your choice.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on Sept. 30, 2012
Neva Ruth Vanderhoof
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550 North Ave | Grand Junction, CO 81501 | (970) 243-1538
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