|Birth: ||Jun. 17, 1921|
|Death: ||Dec. 5, 2009, USA|
Ruth Taylor Renell passed away peacefully Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the age of 88. Born June 17, 1921 in Ogden, Utah to Lawrence and Pearl Pingree Taylor, Ruth was the youngest of six children. Ruth loved to sing. Her rich soprano voice had a brilliance and a clarity that will ever be missed by her family and friends. She studied music under renowned vocalist Emma Lucy Gates in Salt Lake City. She held scholarships in music and starred in musical productions in Ogden High School and Weber College in Ogden. Ruth married James Franklyn Renell, Jr. in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple on July 8, 1941 and spent the next five years in Florida, Arizona, and Texas as he served in the Army Air Corps. A daughter, Janice, was born in Laredo, Texas in 1944. In 1946 Jim and Ruth settled in Boise, Idaho. There she gave birth to Elaine, James Franklyn III, and Julie Ann. In Boise, Ruth was active in musical circles. She volunteered as a leader in girl scouts, cub scouts, girls' camp and 4-H clubs. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many church callings and taught early morning seminary; she also immersed herself in genealogical research. Together, Ruth and Jim served as workers in the Boise LDS Temple. After Jim passed away in 2005, Ruth spent her last years in the loving care of her friends at Overland Court Senior Living Center. Our appreciation goes to Cathy Ortega and her staff, and to our friends at Accent Hospice. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, siblings, and daughter, Janice Staker. She is survived by children, Roger and Elaine Newswander (Providence, UT), James and Joanne Renell (Boise), Jeffery and Julie Roundy (Flower Mound, TX); 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Family services and interment will be in Ogden, Utah. Services are under the direction of Relyea Funeral Chapel. www.relyeafuneralchapel.com
Published in Idaho Statesman on December 9, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009, 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Lindquist Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah.
Friday, December 11, 2009, 3:00 p.m. at Aultorest Memorial Park, Ogden, Utah.
Burial at Aultorest Memorail Park.
James F Renell (1918 - 2005)*
Aultorest Memorial Park
Plot: Rose Hill
Created by: Sheryl
Record added: Dec 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45281737
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