|Birth: ||Nov. 5, 1914|
|Death: ||Dec. 10, 2007|
FRUIT HEIGHTS-Ruth Leone Hill Harvey died on Monday, December 10, 2007. She was 93 years old. The daughter of James Melvin and Ethel Sessions Hill, Ruth was born in Syracuse in a log cabin on Nov. 5, 1914, the eldest of four children.
She fondly told of helping her father and brothers on the farm and learning to drive, becoming her mother's chauffer at age 11. She also went to college, obtaining a teaching degree from Utah State University. Ruth cherished education and encouraged her children and grandchildren to obtain their own educations. She taught at Layton Elementary until she married her sweetheart, Brigham Bosworth Harvey on July 21, 1938, in the Logan Temple. They raised four girls and a son, farming the family's homestead in Fruit Heights until his death in 1967. The birth of their first child brought the community's population to 100, which enabled Fruit Heights to incorporate as its own municipality. Ruth returned to teaching, educating hundreds of third graders at Layton and Burton Elementaries over the next 28 years until her retirement in 1981. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many of its auxiliaries, and in the Ogden and Bountiful LDS temples for 12 years. Ruth enjoyed traveling the world with her daughters and friends.
She is survived by her daughters: Katherine (Merrill) Stirling and Elaine (Jack) Palmer of Fruit Heights; Helen (Michael) Hough of Hawaii; and Marilyn (Scott) Lloyd, of Kaysville; 21 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was very proud of them, telling all who visited her of their accomplishments. She also leaves behind two brothers, Marlin (Jean) Hill of Clinton, Utah; and Clyde Hill of Arizona; sister-in-law Venece Hill of Clinton. She was preceded in death by her son, Howard, who died as a youth; her husband, Brigham, her brother, Lyle Hill, her parents and a great-grandchild, Luke. Grandma's interest and support in her large family will be tremendously missed.
Funeral Services will be held Fri. December 14, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Fruit Heights South Mountain Road Chapel, 901 S. Mountain Road, Fruit Heights. Friends and family may call Thurs. from 6-8 p.m. at Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, 400 North Main and Fri. from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. at the chapel.
Interment: Kaysville City Cemetery.
Published in the Deseret News on 12/12/2007.
Brigham Bosworth Harvey (1909 - 1967)*
Howard Hill Harvey (1949 - 1962)*
Kaysville City Cemetery
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Dec 12, 2007
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