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Obituary: Ruth Laughlin

Ruth Snow Andersen Laughlin passed away June 16, 1999 as the result of complications following a heart attack.

Born June 26, 1913 in Emery, Utah, to Arthur W. and Lulu Snow Andersen. She was preceded in death by her parents, stepmother Clara Andersen, and a sister Leona Andersen.Survived by her husband of 64 years, Eugene, and four children: Annette (Loren) Burton, Linda (Gary) Klumker, David (Lynda) Laughlin and Brent (Sheila) Laughlin; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; brothers, Mark, Kay and Art Andersen; sisters, Lyona Dansie, Esther Dickey, Gladys Stum, Martina Andersen, Beth Evans, Valene Judd, LeArta Moulton, Lucienne Sillotti, Janyce Banks, Joy Catmull, Viann Stanger and her devoted caregiver companion, Anne Conrad.

Ruth was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many callings in the Primary, Sunday School, M.I.A. and Relief Society. An expert in preparedness and a popular guest speaker, Ruth was the author of "Natural Sweets and Treats."

Also a successful businesswoman, she was the owner of Laughlin Enterprises, which developed and manufactured the DriBest Food Dehydrator.

Ruth traveled extensively and frequently attended theatre, ballet and opera productions. She enjoyed music, gardening, spending time at her cabin and attending family gatherings. An expert seamstress and cook, she was known for her healthy treats, hand dipped chocolates and warm hospitality.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 19, 1999, 10 a.m. at Canyon Rim Second Ward, 3100 East 3000 South. Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple and Saturday at the church one hour prior to services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

Ruth left a positive and profound impression on every life she touched. Her time on earth was a precious gift to all who were privileged to know her. "Well done thou good and faithful servant."

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