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Ruth <I>Hunt</I> Gray

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Ruth Hunt Gray

Birth
Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho, USA
Death
29 May 2018 (aged 77)
Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
Burial
Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho, USA Add to Map
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Ruth passed away at her home under care of Harrison's Hope Hospice after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.
Ruth was the youngest of five children and grew up on her parent's farm in Ucon, where she was loved by her older siblings. Her brothers, Dale and John, took on a fatherly role after her father passed away when she was only 12. Ruth enjoyed the close relationship she felt with each of her siblings and would later care for her brother John at her home in his final years of life. Ruth graduated from Bonneville High School in 1958. She enjoyed participating in her school's Glee Club, Drill Team, and Operetta. She received certificates of achievement for her participation in drama, went to state competitions and won for her category. Her picture was featured in Salt Lake's Deseret News for her role in The King and I. Ruth was adventuresome and after taking a semester of schooling at Utah State University to pursue a degree in psychology, Ruth decided to work as a flight attendant for Frontier Airlines. She later left the airlines to be closer to family and work in her brother John's store "Hunt's Fine Foods" in Rigby, Idaho as an assistant manager. Later in life, Ruth received her real estate license. She was a realtor for Century 21, where she earned an award as "Top 20 Realtors" in the region, and retired with Coldwell Banker in Idaho Falls. Ruth married Richard on September 15, 1964, and they had five children. Ruth was a doting mother, spending most of her evenings getting her children to talk about their day by scratching their backs and rubbing their feet. She also enjoyed reading Bible stories to them in the evenings. After Ruth and Richard divorced in 1986, her kids remember her loving example of selflessness, as they watched her come home from her early morning job to make breakfast and then leave for her second job after sending the kids to school. Her gentle devotion to family was instrumental in her children's motivation to attend college, earn degrees, and serve LDS missions. Each of her five children were married in the LDS temple. Ruth had a love for God and instilled that into her children's lives. Survivors included: sister Carolyn (Jay) of California; children Jon (Heather) of Boise, Monte (Elizabeth) of Pocatello, Diane (Greg) McKitrick of Idaho Falls, Jared (Chien) of Boise, and Jason (Emily) of Boise; and grandchildren Jaclyn, Daniel, Austin, Jacob, Ben, Montgomery, Sonnet, Abby, Clark, Erika, Michael, Rachel, Ryan, Sadie, Hayden, Lucy, Ashton, Ashley, and Lacey. Preceding were sister Dorothy, and brothers Dale and John. Funeral services held at Wood Funeral Home East Side in Ammon.
Ruth passed away at her home under care of Harrison's Hope Hospice after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.
Ruth was the youngest of five children and grew up on her parent's farm in Ucon, where she was loved by her older siblings. Her brothers, Dale and John, took on a fatherly role after her father passed away when she was only 12. Ruth enjoyed the close relationship she felt with each of her siblings and would later care for her brother John at her home in his final years of life. Ruth graduated from Bonneville High School in 1958. She enjoyed participating in her school's Glee Club, Drill Team, and Operetta. She received certificates of achievement for her participation in drama, went to state competitions and won for her category. Her picture was featured in Salt Lake's Deseret News for her role in The King and I. Ruth was adventuresome and after taking a semester of schooling at Utah State University to pursue a degree in psychology, Ruth decided to work as a flight attendant for Frontier Airlines. She later left the airlines to be closer to family and work in her brother John's store "Hunt's Fine Foods" in Rigby, Idaho as an assistant manager. Later in life, Ruth received her real estate license. She was a realtor for Century 21, where she earned an award as "Top 20 Realtors" in the region, and retired with Coldwell Banker in Idaho Falls. Ruth married Richard on September 15, 1964, and they had five children. Ruth was a doting mother, spending most of her evenings getting her children to talk about their day by scratching their backs and rubbing their feet. She also enjoyed reading Bible stories to them in the evenings. After Ruth and Richard divorced in 1986, her kids remember her loving example of selflessness, as they watched her come home from her early morning job to make breakfast and then leave for her second job after sending the kids to school. Her gentle devotion to family was instrumental in her children's motivation to attend college, earn degrees, and serve LDS missions. Each of her five children were married in the LDS temple. Ruth had a love for God and instilled that into her children's lives. Survivors included: sister Carolyn (Jay) of California; children Jon (Heather) of Boise, Monte (Elizabeth) of Pocatello, Diane (Greg) McKitrick of Idaho Falls, Jared (Chien) of Boise, and Jason (Emily) of Boise; and grandchildren Jaclyn, Daniel, Austin, Jacob, Ben, Montgomery, Sonnet, Abby, Clark, Erika, Michael, Rachel, Ryan, Sadie, Hayden, Lucy, Ashton, Ashley, and Lacey. Preceding were sister Dorothy, and brothers Dale and John. Funeral services held at Wood Funeral Home East Side in Ammon.


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  • Added: May 29, 2018
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/190179199/ruth-gray: accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Hunt Gray (5 Oct 1940–29 May 2018), Find a Grave Memorial ID 190179199, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho, USA; Maintained by Deleted User (contributor 47403919).