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Ruth Warner Stevens

Ruth Warner Stevens, age 89, beloved wife of Dr. Wallace R. Stevens, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away in her home in Fillmore Utah on March 17, 2015.

Ruth is best remembered for her positive, happy, loving and social personality. She was full of life and generous and kind beyond words. Ruth had a deep love for people, animals, education, art and music. She loved to read, paint and play piano and she always had an animal at her side. She loved to travel with family and friends and spent many vacations on the beach and in the mountains. Ruth lived an abundant, joyful life that she truly loved and appreciated.

Ruth was an honor student all her academic life and believed education was the greatest gift you could give yourself. She earned her undergraduate degree in Finance and Education and later attended the Utah State University where she earned her Master of Education. Ruth and Wally lived in Salt Lake City, where she worked as a secretary for Governor Herbert Maw. She later worked as a respected and adored educator for 26 years at Olympus High School. Ruth and Wally spent several winters in Arizona on the "Funny Farm" with their cherished friends, and retired in her hometown, Fillmore Utah.

Ruth had three children, Robyn now deceased, Randall (Shelley) now deceased, and Roslyn (Gary), ten grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, siblings Roland, Ward and Claire, two children, Robyn and Randall, granddaughter Ashley, and great-granddaughter Robyn. She treasured and loved her family, especially her grandchildren, and took pride and joy in all their accomplishments.

A special thanks to all the care-givers who loved Ruth and made it possible for her last years to stay in her home.

Funeral services will be held at Olpin Stevens Mortuary in Fillmore, Utah on Saturday March 21st at 11:00am, where friends may come from 9:30-10:30am. Burial will be in the Fillmore City Cemetery under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home. Online condolences and shared stories and memories can be expressed at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com

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Having grown up on Sommet Dr. I remember how fun it was to trick-or-treat at her home when I was young. I also have fond memories of her as one of my teachers at Olympus.

Don McCullough Apr 13 2015 12:00 AM

My Beautiful Ruth, you're dancing in the sunshine to the beautiful music with all of your family and smiling happy children once again.. I am so blessed to have known you, thank you for all the things you've shared and the memories you have given me. You're an Angel who walked among us and who will be watching over us now. I love you Ruth, always.. I miss you so much, but I'm so happy that you're with Wally, your Brothers and Children, and especially your Grand babies that you were missing so much. You have my heart my Beautiful Lady

Sheryll Mar 21 2015 12:00 AM

Ruth Stevens is a treasure! She was my shorthand teacher at Olympus High School. She was always full of life, fun, and a always had a great smile. The best memory of Ruth I have is the FBLA trip she put together in 1976 at the end of my Senior year. She took a group of us to Washington D.C. for a week and boy did we have fun. She made the trip! She was so spontaneous. We were stopped on the sidewalk on Pennsylvania Avenue - yes right in front of the White House, when she turned and started playing hopscotch on the sidewalk. You can only imagine the looks she was getting! We thought she was the coolest. One morning in Washington she asked us if we would like to take a side trip to New York City. We all agreed to would be a blast. That was all she needed. She made a couple of phone calls and arranged to charter a bus to New York the very next morning. Talk about getting it done! I will always remember her red Cadillac that she affectionately described as her "lipstick red" Cadillac. It was a most fitting vehicle for such a vibrant person. I have thought of often over the years and hold dear to those memories I have of her. The impact Ruth had on her students is endless. I feel pretty sure that she is up in the heavens "playing among the stars. Love you Ruth.

Debbie Austin Blomquist Mar 20 2015 12:00 AM

Ruth was a second mother to me. I spent countless hours in her home . Her daughter Robin was my best friend and every time I was in her home you could feel her love and joy for life. She drove me to and from Olympus high every school day for 3 years. She taught me how to type, take shorthand and run just about every office machine there was (before computers) . I know her kids and Wallet are overjoyed to have her with them. Our world is a little sadder without her. Roslyn your family was one of the greatest blessings in my life. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing your sister ,brother and parents with me. Love Debbie

Debbie Neslen Elggren Mar 20 2015 12:00 AM

Ruth was my special friend through many years. We shared college days and friendships days with our husbands. I regret not being able to be at her funeral. My condolences to all her family.

julia warner Mar 20 2015 12:00 AM

My condolences to your family. Sister/Mrs. Stevens was a member of the Holladay 18th Ward when I was a teenager and was also my speed-reading teacher at Olympus High School. She was a wonderful teacher. May the Lord's choicest blessings be with you at this time of mourning.

Kathy Clayton Mar 20 2015 12:00 AM

Mrs. Stevens was my dear teacher at Olympus High School many years ago. Her influence has blessed my life and the lessons I learned from her I continue to use. She taught me to have a positive attitude and to love others.

Thank you dear Mrs. Stevens and my condolences to your family.

Janene C. Wright Mar 20 2015 12:00 AM

you will be missed we love u Ruth for your kindness with everyone was the most sweetest person ever!! "Those we hold closest never leave us, they liveon the kindness they've shared and the love they brought into our lives.

Maribel Mar 19 2015 12:00 AM

I had the priviledge of working with Ruth these past 3 years. I admired her positive attitude and her unconditional love for everyone. I enjoyed listening to her stories about her life and was in awe of all her accomplishments.
I'll miss her dearly.

connie Mar 19 2015 12:00 AM

Grandma, you are in the arms of the angels now, encircled by Wally, Randy, Robyn (daughter) and little Robyn (granddaughter), as well as all of your other loved ones who preceded you in death. We will see you soon. Families are Forever.

Shelley Stevens Mar 19 2015 12:00 AM