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Ruth Robinson ElggrenSeptember 28, 1922 ~ September 25, 2017 (age 94)
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Ruth Robinson Elggren was born September 28, 1922, in Laketown, Utah to Mary Coakes and Joseph Craven Robinson. She had an older brother, Lewis, and a younger sister, Irene. Ruth graduated from high school in 1940 and then attended Utah State Agricultural College for a year before moving to Salt Lake City and attending L.D.S. Business College.
She worked at the state employment agency and then found employment at A.J. Elggren and Sons Co. It was while working there that she met her husband, Ray Elggren. Ruth and Ray were married on December 15, 1943 in the Salt Lake Temple. After they were married, they moved to Washington D.C where Ray attended Officers Candidate School. Then they moved to Newport News, Virginia where Ray was stationed at Camp Patrick Henry. When Ray received overseas orders, Ruth returned home to Laketown, Utah until the war ended. Ruth and Ray made their home in Salt Lake City after the war. Ruth and Ray had four daughters: Elizabeth, Jeanne, Helen and Dorothy.
Ruth enjoyed gardening, and had a rose garden which she loved. She also loved crocheting, knitting, tatting, and quilting, as well as sewing. Her children and grandchildren all treasure quilts and afghans she made. Ruth enjoyed sports, particularly baseball. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and fulfilled many callings in Relief Society and Primary. Ruth was spunky and she approached life with grit and determination, no matter what was thrown at her.
Ruth died on September 25, 2017. Ruth was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ray with whom she shared 61 wonderful years; her brother, and sister and pretty much everyone else with whom she associated, as she lived a long life. She passed away three days before her 95th birthday. Ruth often said that she would be fine with a pine box and we could skip the funeral services. Her daughters, who love her very much, and miss her smile and love, think a pine box really isn’t good enough. Her daughters are forever grateful for her love and devotion to each of them.
She is survived by daughters, Elizabeth Myers (Bob), Jeanne Pells (Mac), Helen Anderson (Dale), and Dorothy Johns (Glenn) along with 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct 7, 2017, at 1:30 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel, 3101 S. 2300 East, in Salt Lake City. A viewing will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 pm prior to services. Arrangements are under the care of Holbrook Funeral Home.