Ruth Montgomery

Ruth Ann Montgomery, 66, of Loveland, died on April 4, 2013 at Poudre Valley Hospital after a courageous battle against stage 4 lung cancer. Ruth was born March 6, 1947 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma to Jack and Lois “Anderson” Mantooth. Ruth moved to Loveland in 1976 from Arkansas. She was raised and graduated from high school in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Ruth mothered everyone around her. Ruth worked in management for Whitaker Oil for 31 years. She also loved gardening especially growing her roses. Survivors include her son, Todd (Suzanne) Montgomery from Panama City, Florida; daughter, Connie (John) Hanrahan from Fort Collins; sisters, JoElla (Jack) Thompson and Darlene (Jim) Degraffenreid and brother-in-law, Richard all of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; and seven grandchildren, Dylan, Devon, Chandler, Mykah, Kristen, and Connor Montgomery and Michael and Mikayla Hanrahan and her faithful companion, Skittles. The family would also like to especially thank her second family: Jason and Christy Whitaker and their children for their love and support. They would also like to thank the amazing staff at the PVH Cancer Center for their care, hugs and endless time. Preceding Ruth in death are her mother and father and her sister, Dolly Eberly. A Celebration of Life will be held at the home of John and Connie Hanrahan, 2715 Sage Creek Rd. on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to Spring Creek Gardens in care of Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive St., Ft. Collins, CO 80524. Friends may send condolences to the family at

Funeral Home

Bohlender Funeral Chapel
121 W. Olive Street Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 482-4244

Published in Loveland Reporter-Herald on Apr. 5, 2013