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Obituary: Ruth Sullivan Hiatt

1912 ~ 2003

ST. GEORGE, UT <! > - Ruth Sullivan Hiatt, age 91, died of cancer on September 8, 2003.

She was born on January 15, 1912, in St. George, Utah, to Charles and Grace McAllister Sullivan. She married Loran Hiatt in 1936 in Ogden, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple.

Ruth had fond memories of spending summers on the ranch with her family near Barclay, Nevada. She later attended Dixie College and received her Associates Degree.

She enjoyed her service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as Activity Director for the Young Men's and Young Women's Group, Dance Director, Young Women's leader, and pianist. She enjoyed working in the Name Extraction program.

After her marriage, Ruth worked for Geneva Steel, Bank of St. George, Zion's Bank, The City of St. George, Georgian Square, and Ancestor Square. She was an excellent typist and very good with financial numbers.

Ruth was a loving and kind person. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her five children, Blaine (Donna Cox) Hiatt, of Bountiful, UT; Ruth Ann (Duane) Holsten, of Richland, WA; John (Halene Brinton) Hiatt, of Salt Lake City, UT; Evie (Jerry) Bosh, of Ivins, UT; and Cathy (Gary) Neff, of Sandy, UT; 23 grandchildren; 23 great-grand-children; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles R. and Grace Sullivan; siblings, Annie Hall, Elmer Sullivan, Blanche Spendlove, Lenzi Sullivan, Grace Staheli, and Richard Sullivan; daughter-in-law, Halene Brinton Hiatt; and grandchildren, Teri Ann Bosh, Daniel Neff, Chris Hiatt, and Jeff Hiatt.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2003, at 11 a.m., at Spilsbury & Beard Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah. Friends may call Friday, September 12, from 7-9 p.m. at the Mortuary, and again on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. prior to services at the Mortuary. Interment will be held in the St. George City Cemetery under the direction of Spilsbury & Beard Mortuary, (435) 673-2454.

Friends and family are invited to offer their condolences at www.spilsburybeard.com. Click on the dove.