|Birth: ||Feb. 16, 1924|
|Death: ||Sep. 23, 2009|
Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and dear friend, Minnie Ruth Pennington Rich, passed peacefully on September 23, 2009 at Castle Country Care Center in Price at the age of 85.
She was born February 16, 1924 in Superior, Colorado to Frank Charles and Minnie Anice Brand Pennington.
Married David Harvey Rich on March 11, 1941 in Vernal, Utah and they were blessed with six children before his passing on September 7, 1969.
Ruth was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was a longtime active member of the American Legion Auxiliary where she held the offices of President and Secretary. She ran the Legion's bingo at the senior citizens hall for years and made sure that all proceeds went to charity. Her passion was sewing, and she made many beautiful quilts, rugs, and embroidery work.
She is survived by her children, Leon Rich, Price, Minnie Anice (Darel) Behunin, Price, Dave (Frances) Rich, Wellington, Iris Rich, Murray, Joyce (Patrick) Sanchez, Price, Shirley (Ron) Ryser, Price; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Freeda Armour, Rapid City, S.D., Florence Cranford, Portales, N.M.; three sisters-in-law, Elaine Rich, Vernal; Edna Rich, Wellington; Gloria Pennington, Florida.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Fred and Howard Pennington, grandson Richard Behunin, and longtime friend Golden Lambert.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 12 noon in the Wellington Fourth Ward Chapel, 50 North 100 East. The family was at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main Street, Price, on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and at the Church on Saturday one hour prior to the services.
Interment: Wellington City Cemetery.
Published in the Emery County Progress on September 29, 2009.
Frank C Pennington (1889 - 1981)
Anice M Pennington (1898 - 1966)
David Harvey Rich (1917 - 1969)*
Wellington City Cemetery
Maintained by: Nancy K (Wilcock) Atwood
Originally Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Sep 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42519656
Mama, you were my best friend, and I'll love you forever.|
Your daughter Anice
Added: Mar. 23, 2012
You will be dearly missed by everyone who knew you. My heart goes out to Anice Behunin and her family.|
Nancy K (Wilcock) Atwood
Added: Sep. 30, 2009
Added: Sep. 29, 2009