SALT LAKE CITY-- Our wonderful Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, and Friend, Ruth Webb Geisler passed away July 1, 2000 at home. Her last hours were spent at peace in her garden picking her raspberries, something she loved to do and looked forward to each year.
This beautiful woman was born March 11, 1924 in Soda Springs, Idaho to Wilford LeRoy Webb and Birdie Mae Beckstead Webb. She was the fifth of eight children. The family later moved to West Jordan, Utah where she grew up. Ruth attended Jordan High School, graduating in 1942. She moved to Ogden to work at Hill Air Force Base during World War II. There she met and married Jack Smith of Covington, Kentucky. She gave birth to a son, Eugene LeRoy Smith, October 26, 1946. She and Jack were later divorced. A few years later, she married the love of her life Marcel Leon Geisler. She gave birth to a daughter Marcella Ruth Geisler on April 19, 1959. Ruth and Marcel lived in Rose Park for almost 50 years. She loved to garden, travel, spend time with her family and many trips to Wendover. Ruth was a foster parent for over 30 years to many young children who needed a safe place to stay.
Family reunions and parties were very special times for her. From the day Marcel retired until the day he passed away, they were never apart. They are now together again forever. She will be loved and missed forever.
She is survived by one son,
Eugene Leroy (Ann) Smith, Murray; One Daughter: Marcella Ruth Sparks, West Valley; Grandchildren: E. Paul (Stacey) Smith, Midvale; Thomas Woodrow (Darlene) Smith, Salt Lake; Rebecca Lynn (Paul) Mullenax, Evanston, Wyoming; Mark Leon (Terri) Smith, Taylorsville; Anthony Charles Sparks, West Valley City; Brother, Dean (Barbara) Webb, St. George; Sisters, Ann Mabey, Riverton; Faye Strong, Midvale; Nine great-grandchildren and many friends and family. She was preceded in death by her husband; Marcel Leon Geisler; her parents; brothers; Russell Webb, Darrell Webb; Sisters; Beth Webb and Joyce Elder.
Funeral services will be conducted Thurs., July 6, 2000 at 2 p.m. in the Redwood Memorial Estates Chapel, 6500 S. Redwood Rd. where friends may call Wed. from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the services Thursday. Interment, Redwood Memorial Estates.