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Ruth Marjorie Johnson Atwood
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Birth: Feb. 1, 1925
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Dec. 27, 2009
Midvale
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Born the eldest of three to Mary Esther Gunnerson Johnson and August Leroy Johnson on February 1, 1925, Ruth left this life on December 27, 2009. He resided at 140 West 8600 South in Midvale, Utah at the time of his death.

She was proud to be a Jordan Beet-digger, graduating from the high school in 1943. On December 7, 1944, she married her high school sweetheart, Kenneth Ward Atwood, Jr. She was engaged in many activities including: travelling the country, organizing a dinner club, participating in a train club, accepting a mission calling at a local convalescent home. Ruth's compassionate nature gathered her family around her and extended to the community.

Ruth was active in the LDS Church, serving her family and church members. She cared for her father, mother-in-law, and husband during their last days. After almost sixty years of marriage, Ruth and Ken continued their romance with each other, holding hands daily. They are now reunited through the veil. Her home was the hub of the family.

She provided counseling and caring, constantly concerned for her family. Her feisty nature and strong will persevered through the death of her husband, hip surgery, and failing health during her eighty-four years in this life.

She was preceded by Kenneth Atwood, Jr., her husband; and one great-grandchild. Surviving children: Mary Lou Muhlestein (Robert Muhlestein), Kenneth LeRoy Atwood (Alice Atwood), and Judy R. Moore (Ronald Moore); eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; Marvin Johnson, brother; and Jean Koford, sister.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 South State Street (100 East), where there will be a viewing one hour prior to the services.
Interment: Sandy City Cemetery.
Published in the Deseret News from December 29 to December 30, 2009. 
 
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 Parents:
  August Leroy Johnson (1890 - 1975)
  Mary Esther Gunnerson Johnson (1893 - 1967)
 
 Spouse:
  Kenneth Ward Atwood (1922 - 2004)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sandy City Cemetery
Sandy
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Jan 10, 2010
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Rest in peace.
- RMW
 Added: Mar. 30, 2014

- Nancy K (Wilcock) Atwood
 Added: Jul. 21, 2011

- Ryan D. Curtis
 Added: Jan. 10, 2010
 
 
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