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Obituary: Ruth Munns Bingham


Ruth Munns Bingham, 87, loving and loyal wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, daughter, and friend, passed away at her home in Honeyville, Utah on Saturday, March 1, 2003.

She was born Sept. 4, 1915, in Garland, Utah, daughter of Archie Austin and Charlotte Ann Abel Munns, oldest of 12 children. Raised in Elwood, Utah. Graduated from Bear River High School. Attended USU and BYU. Taught school at Grouse Creek, Perry, and Honeyville. Married in the Logan Temple on July 13, 1939. Devoted and supportive wife for 64 years.

Faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Held many ward and stake positions. Served in the Civic Club, DUP, PTA, and Utah Rep. Party. Was a great supporter of scouting and started cub scouting in Honeyville. Received Silver Beaver Award in 1975.

Her greatest passion was her love for children. Mother of 12, foster mother to many others including Indian Placement students and foster children placed in her home.

Important interests centered most on family and Church. Was wonderful teacher. Did beautiful handwork. Loved flowers, music, singing, dancing, and family history work.

Surviving are her husband, Albert F. Bingham and her twelve children, Barbara (Gary) Stacey, Annette (Jay) Lillywhite, Marva (Tom) Priday; Lorin (Sherry),Kent (Shirley),Ivan (Marti), Mark (Sherry), Rex (Sue), Carl, Glade (Elaine), Marlon (Ronda), Evan (Amy), Bingham; as well as 62 grandchildren, 94 great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild.

She is also survived by seven brothers and three sisters: Edna (DeWitt) Grandy Charlotte (Garth) Parkinson; Mary (Frank) Gardner; Reed (Ruth); Farrell (Burnice); Orlin (Opalgene); Lysle (LaRue); Shelley (Joyce); Austin (Barbara); and Paul (Meg), Munns.

Preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Rohland, granddaughter - Angela, and son-in-law, Jay.

Her family thanks those who helped with the loving care of their dear wife and mother. Friends may call at Honeyville Church Wed. evening, March 5, 6-8 p.m. and 9-10:30 a.m., March 6 before services. Funeral services held at Honeyville First Ward Thurs., March 6, 11 a.m. Interment at Honeyville Cemetery.