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Obituary: Ruth R. Parsons

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MONROE, UTAH-<! > Our kind and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Ruth Roberts Parsons, age 88, died Dec. 31, 2001 at her home in Monroe.

She was born December 21, 1913 in Annabella, Utah, a daughter of Herbert Franklin and Martha Rosetta Davis Roberts. She graduated from South Sevier High School, Class of 1932. She married G. Stanley Parsons, October 13, 1936 in the Manti LDS Temple. He died May 19, 1966. Ruth was an active member of the LDS Church and worked in various organizations, but especially loved her Primary callings. She served a mission to Southern California and worked as a Temple Worker in the Mesa Arizona Temple and the Manti Utah Temple. She was a member of the D.U.P. and was an R.S.V.P. Volunteer and was active in the Monroe Senior Citizens Program. She loved singing and enjoyed good music.

Ruth enjoyed creative writing, reading, gardening, genealogy, collecting and saving history of the community, writing in her many journals, living the Gospel to the fullest extent and serving others, especially the Elderly.

She is survived by her eight children: Marlene Weeks, Ronald S. Parsons, Dean H. (Bobbie) Parsons, A. Hal (Vickie) Parsons, Lynn K. (Cherlon) Parsons, all of Monroe; Rosalie (DelRay) Gunnell of Lindon; Stanford D. (Terry Ann) Parsons of Green River; Juanita Hunt of Enoch; 28 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; brothers and sister: Clive Roberts of Salt Lake City; Linden J. Roberts of Murray; Dallen R. Roberts of Sandy; Lois (Dan) Christensen of Richfield. She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law: Nancy Gray Parsons; son-in-law: Sam Weeks; brother: Alden E. Roberts and two sisters: Cleone Hawley and Rea Roberts.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 4, 2002 at 1 p.m. in the Monroe 3rd LDS Ward Chapel, 140 South Main Street, Monroe. Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home, 260 North 400 West in Richfield, Thursday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. and at the ward chapel in Monroe, Friday from 11-12:30 prior to the services. Burial will be in the Monroe City Cemetery under the direction of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.