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Obituary: Ruth Davenport Scow

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MANTI - <! > Beloved mother, grandmother, and daughter of God, has graduated with royal honors. Ruth passed away in the home where she was born surrounded by her children, March 9, 2001.

She was born Sept 4, 1907 to pioneer parents Edwin and Minerva Davenport. On June 4, 1930 Ruth married Ernest James Scow in the Manti LDS Temple.

Ruth was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was dedicated to whatever calling she had and truly loved working in the temple. Ruth had a great love of reading and her thirst for learning was exceeded only by her desire to serve others. At the age of 53, Ruth received her degree from USU in Logan, UT. She was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

Ruth will never be forgotten for her countless deeds of love and service to Manti and the surrounding communities. A noted historian, Ruth left her legacy of many pioneer stories in the Saga of San Pitch. Ruth will be remembered for her contributions as a Librarian and elementary school teacher in Manti and Sterling. But most of all for her kind words of encouragement to all who knew her. Her yard and home were always open to strangers for the Mormon Miracle Pageant. She left this world a much better place than when she arrived. A grand reunion is now in progress. Ruth has been welcomed home by throngs of family and friends, to a much-deserved reward.

Ruth is survived by her three sons, Ernest D. (Joanne), Kamas; Reed (Pat), Leeds, Howard (Sandy), Marion; daughters, Barbara Casto, Vacaville, CA; Betty Casto, Phoenix, AZ; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ernest; and children, Ethel, Linda, and Earl.

Services are Tues. March 13, 2001 in the Manti Tabernacle, 12 noon where friends may call Mon. 6-8 p.m. and Tues. 10:30-11:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Manti City Cemetery. Funeral directors, Buchanan Mortuary Manti, UT.