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 Ruth Genevieve <I>Phelan</I> Dewsnap

Ruth Genevieve Phelan Dewsnap

Birth
Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
Death 3 Sep 2006 (aged 79)
Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Her body was donated to Science.
Memorial ID 18925256 · View Source
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Ruth Genevieve Phelan was born December 1st, 1926 in Flagstaff Arizona. She was the 2nd of 7 children born to Eugene Frances and Eunice Anne Phelan. From the time she was very little Ruth always had an impish, playful, sometimes ornery personality. She loved to tease and joke around.

Ruth married at 19 to Bob Dewsnap and had four children – Bill, Catherine, Suzi and Emily. She divorced in 1962 and moved to Escondido down close to San Diego where she worked for the Bank of America for 25 plus years, as a PBX operator and later a teller. She once foiled a would be robber's attempt to coerce an elderly lady into withdrawing her entire account for him, by being very observant and calling the police.

Just after she retired from the bank she moved to Pueblo in 1991, to be near her sister and youngest daughter – both Emily's. After her heart attack in 1993 she became an active member of the cardiovascular rehab team where she made many good friends. Weekly I'd hear funny stories of this one or that one and somebody's birthday party. I'd always tease her about how they probably got chocolate smudges on the equipment and that all those calories counteracted the exercising!

Ruth was never a "joiner" but was actively involved with friends and neighbors; always helping when needed to lend a hand, balance a checkbook, or run an errand. She loved doing crafts, playing card games, and reading – but her most favorite thing to do was go to lunch with a friend then to Wal-Mart to shop.

She leaves behind her sister Emily Phelan, four children, five grandchildren and six great-grand children along with man MANY friends and wonderful memories. We all want to thank each and every one of you for being here today to celebrate and remember. She would want to thank you for sharing her life and giving your love to her. May you all be blessed in your own lives with the same loving kindness you extended to Ruth.


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  • Created by: Suzi Dewsnap Terrell
  • Added: 14 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18925256
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Genevieve Phelan Dewsnap (1 Dec 1926–3 Sep 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18925256, ; Maintained by Suzi Dewsnap Terrell (contributor 46902002) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Her body was donated to Science..