Ruth Calton
97 Years Traveling light, Ruth took the 8:15 on Oct. 21st from the West Side and headed for the far reaches of the galaxy. She now knows the great mysteries of life: UFO's, the Big Bang and who really shot JFK. Rock on Mom. By #3 of 6.

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Published by Pioneer Press on Oct. 30, 2011.
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Grandma told me I was a good driver. She made me want to be a better person. she paved the way. Thank you Grandma for never giving up on me.
Terri Calton-Schmit
November 9, 2011
some of my cherished moments with grandma ruth were the times we spent at coffee shops or the times we spent one on one in my car...moments I will miss but now I pass the torch to my mom in heaven to continue the coffee chatter and share in the laughter and joy as they now together watch over friends and loved ones left behind...lots of love always.
heidi calton
November 8, 2011
my cherish moments with grandma ruth was over a great cup of coffee,along with the many car rides of her being my side kick. we had some fun times. say hello to my mom cuz she enjoys a gd cup of coffee too.
heidi calton
November 8, 2011
Ruth, I can feel your sweet spirit through all those who loved you. Bring them sunshine from above ... all your blessings, wisdom, love!

May God grant us peace on earth ...
with loving thoughts from a sister light traveler.
November 6, 2011
I was fortunate enough to have two wonderful Mothers-in-law; Ruth being my second. She was always cheerful, involved and fun to be with! And that smile could warm your heart. Ruth, look up Izzy up there...I think you two could become best friends.
Love always,
Gary's wife~Sharon
Sharon Calton
November 5, 2011
A preacher in California told us the rapture would be on October 21st 2011. Well maybe he was right. On that day God took a prince from Saudi Arabia and a Queen from St. Paul. #2 of 6
November 2, 2011
Ruth Calton
November 1, 2011
If I were a grandchild, I'ld be 5.5, my memories of Grandma where very long walks across over the high bridge and you dont get to be 97 by not eating right and exercise, as we made several walks to the South St. Paul Nursing home to visit her mother- Ruthie. Her goal was to turn 100, so on that note Happy 100th Birthday grandma, for God has no timeline. I was the first grandchild and would visit her on my paper route, where hot chocolate would be waiting. If she were a celebrity, she would be a clone of Betty White. Never a cross word, just a bundle of joy. Love you so much grandma, Terri PS: Grandma, let me know when you meet Jesus.
Theresa (Terri) Schmit
November 1, 2011
From another light-traveler ... blessings to Ruth's 6, especially #3 for valuing her interest in the mysteries!
Your Mother was ahead of her time, surely the planet Uranus had a special position in her lifetime. Peace be with you all as Ruth earned her wings and now embraces you all with her abundant love ... Peace be with you.
October 31, 2011
to all the children and grandchildren, know that she is in a peaceful place free of the pain and suffering of this world.
Deb (Flowers) Danielson
October 31, 2011
Can you believe 97. WOW How I remember the joy around your home. I was a Blue Bird and Campfire Girl with my friend Joy. Happy memories. Sail on and know you touched so many lives. "Jacqueline, St John, Virgin Islands
October 31, 2011
This from a fellow light-traveler (someone tweeted a link to this terrific and moving obit). She sounds like a remarkable a special woman.

Rock on, indeed, and godspeed.
MacAllister Stone
October 30, 2011
I will always remember the car rides on a cold winter days in the station wagon. It was wonderful to see her pull up to the curb and take us kids (Joy & Sandy) to Sandy's house for lunch.
Sandy Langsten/Beaurline
October 30, 2011
ruth was one of our newpaper customer and one of our neighbors as we as we walked by she always had a kind word to say and a smile we will miss her dearly god be with you ruth always.
gail and dick rosseter
October 30, 2011
This from a fellow West Sider. May your journey take you to the top of the universe so you can look down and enjoy the view in utter ecstacy and peace.
October 30, 2011