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Obituary: Ruth North Pyper

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Ruth North Pyper 3/21/08 ~ 12/29/05 FERRON - Ruth North Pyper died peacefully December 29, 2005 in Ferron, Utah at the age of 97 from complications of pneumonia. Born March 21, 1908 in Charleston, Utah to Albert Ashael and Mary Steadman North. She was the second of five children. Ruth married Ray Van Pyper Sept. 26, 1932 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They were blessed with seven children. Together they ran the family farm in Midway. After Ray's death in 1963, Ruth and her children moved to Salt Lake City where she lived for 20 years. In 1983 Ruth moved to Ferron, Utah where she currently resided. Ruth was a woman of service. She served valiantly in various positions in the LDS Church including many years in the Relief Society and as an ordinance worker in the Jordan River Temple. Ruth also provided much service to her family, children and grandchildren. Her family was the light of her life. She loved each one and could never say enough good about every one of them. Ruth was a hard worker, a good cook, and an avid reader. She always kept her hands and mind busy. She enjoyed crocheting and embroidery work. She also enjoyed canning homegrown fruits and vegetables. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Van Pyper, December 1, 1963; daughter, Mary Lou Harvey; son-in-law, Gale Dugmore; brothers, Jessie and Leslie North; sister, Ferl Julander; and three grandchildren. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Delwin and Diane Pyper of Panama City, Florida, Idonna Dugmore of Ferron, Alda and Elroy Stucki of Beaver, Ruth Joyce and Joseph McGee of Antioch, Tennessee, Ken and Sue Pyper of Miller Creek, Mel and Starla Pyper of Wellington; sister, LaVern Evans of Heber; 40 grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren; and 12 great great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tues. January 3, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the Millsite Ward LDS chapel (35 W. 200 N.) in Ferron where friends may call one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Midway City Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.