Ruth Ellen Maness

Bountiful, Utah

1948 - 2017

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Liebe Ruth,
es ist für uns ein groer Schock. Deine Familie/Freunde aus Deutschland hatten sich schon so sehr auf ein wiedersehen gefreut. Jedoch kam leider alles anders. Wir hoffen und wünschen dir von herzen, das es dir gut geht und du auf uns aufpasst. Wir vermissen dich alle so sehr.
In Liebe
Jochen, Silvia, Rene, Mia und Nadine

I found this out belatedly. I am very sad that we lost Ruth. She was such a kind person. She introduced me to German research when I was a new employee at FamilySearch. Years later, I would still ask her for help occasionally in figuring out some difficult handwriting. I helped proctor an accreditation test a while back for ICAPGEN that she was coordinating. She also had a gentle wit, which was welcome to a field which could be so perplexing, as well as rewarding. It really feels like so many...

In the past several years, Ruth has helped our family amass over 500 German family names for temple work. These names have been entered on Family Search where they can now be accessed for temple work. Our family is forever indebted to Ruth for her efforts in extracting these names from German records that we would have never found. Her priceless talent for research is profoundly appreciated by those both living and deceased. We will miss her immensely.

Ray, Sorry to hear of your loss.Dave Church. 801-694-3070

I was shocked and saddened upon being told of Ruth's death. I know she will be sorely missed by all.

I worked with Ruth at FamilySearch. My best memories of her center on her Gothic German class. It was one of the most informative and helpful classes I have taken

God bless her family at this time.

Julie Connelly

I am sad to learn that Ruth passed away. She was one of the kindest people I've known. I worked with her in the Family History Library where I watched her serve the patrons at the Reference Desk. She had such a passion for genealogy! She was always teaching and lecturing and she was an excellent teacher. I attended many of her classes.

I will miss her but I am glad that she touched my life and influenced me for good.

May Heaven bless her family.

I was so saddened to hear of Ruth's death. She was a wonderful person and an amazing researcher.
-- Loretta Evans

We were shocked to hear of Ruth's demise. We will miss her as both a forever friend and a colleague. We are currently travelling in Ruth's favorite research area, Germany! As a result, we won't be able to attend the funeral, but we will be thinking of Ruth and her life of dedicated service.

I am so sorry for your Loss, I have such fond memories of Ruth, There was nothing she couldn't do. I remember many times of her working on cars in your drive way. There were times she needed a tool or some help and she would come ask Daddy for help. She worked hard. She will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Helen Calobeer Jackson


Ruth's Obituaries

"A life of service"Salt Lake City and Bountiful, UT -Our beloved pillar, teacher, author, and giver. You left us just last week, and we miss you already. Ruth was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1948 and was raised in Utah. She was the calmest, kindest, most giving and forgiving person on...

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