Ruth Elaine <I>Morley</I> Thomson

Ruth Elaine Morley Thomson

Birth
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Death 2 Jul 2015 (aged 87)
Orem, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Orem, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot E14405
Memorial ID 148596947 · View Source
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Early Life: Ruth was born November 15, 1927, in Santa Barbara, California, to Orlando Isaac and Edith Othine Christiansen Morley. She had one sister. Her father was a butcher and during the depression years their family moved frequently until they moved to Eureka, California, in 1939, where Ruth grew up.
Life's Work/Service/Interests: In February of 1945, she met “a tall skinny sailor” and on July 16, 1945, she married Lowell Dee Thomson in the Manti Utah LDS Temple. Lowell and Ruth moved to Utah in 1957 and to Orem in 1959 where she lived the remainder of her life. They have 10 children, 45 grandchildren, and 88 great-grandchildren, with a great-grandchild and their first great-great-grandchild on the way. Lowell passed away Aug 26, 1984. Ruth was an accomplished pianist and taught piano lessons in her home for many years. She also was an accomplished seamstress and an avid genealogist; she enjoyed gathering and writing family histories. She was an exceptional homemaker working tirelessly for her family. She also worked in her father’s butcher shop during World War II, and much later, at ZCMI and Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. Ruth was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a firm testimony of her Savior, Jesus Christ, and of his gospel as taught in the LDS Church. She served faithfully in many church callings including Young Women President, two times as ward Relief Society President and as a counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency. Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Ruth Elaine Morley Thomson quietly passed away at a daughter’s home in Orem, Utah, in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 2, 2015, due to advanced Alzheimer’s Disease. She was 87.
Survived By: Privacy protected. Obituary may have this information, sources available below.
Preceded In Death By: Her parents; her husband, Lowell; daughter, Laurie; great-grandson, Ryder Cannon; and older sister, LaVerle Morley Nielsen.
Services: Orem North LDS Stake Center
Mortuary: Walker Sanderson Funeral Home
Obituary: © Daily Herald | 5 July 2015
Bio compiled by: AnnieDuckettHundley


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  • Created by: Annie Duckett Hundley
  • Added: 3 Jul 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 148596947
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Elaine Morley Thomson (15 Nov 1927–2 Jul 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 148596947, citing Orem City Cemetery, Orem, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Annie Duckett Hundley (contributor 47394373) .