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Ruth Vance

d. March 29, 2024

Ruth Elizabeth Rosenlof Vance, age 83, of Mt. Pleasant Utah passed away March 29, 2024 Born on February 9, 1941 to Harold and Reiva Andersen Rosenlof of Mt. Pleasant, Utah.

She married Charles Bert Vance of Fairview July 2, 1960. He passed away way too young at the age of 33 on March 23, 1969.

She's the mother of two children: daughter Vicki Jo Vance who passed away May 10, 1967 ten days shy of her fifth birthday. Nine days later, they welcomed their son Mark Shane Vance. After Vicki Jo and Bert passed away within two years of each other, Mother thought the end of the world had hit. She was only 28 years old at the time and still had her two-year-old son to raise. Ruth was always protective yet supportive and said the "sky was the limit for her boy Mark". She would often say "he was the Golden Egg so of course he was the Golden Boy!"

Ruth attended local schools. She was an excellent student in all her classes and well liked throughout her years in school. She was a drum majorette and worked on the yearbook.

She also had beautiful penmanship, was quick-witted and fun to be around which followed her throughout her life. She graduated from North Sanpete High School, class of 1959.

Back in the day when Ruth was being raised, there were always chores to be done at home after school. Mother always commented that she would never wash another milk bucket or pick raspberries again. She would gladly eat them if picked by another, however she stood by her word and never washed a milk bucket or picked raspberries again!

Mother tended to many children in her growing up years and often told of these times. She would save her wage of a quarter an hour to purchase a Jantzen sweater and once had a bedspread on lay away that she never thought she would own.

She also worked at the telephone office when the phone system was answered through the switchboard and all calls incoming and outgoing would be connected and re-directed to the party to whom they wanted to speak with. Sometimes there would be some listening in on calls to pass the time way. She waited tables in a few cafes in Mt. Pleasant for a few years. She then went to work as a cashier at Safeways in Mt. Pleasant and worked there for a short time when Safeway shutdown. Mother told of her walking home that day and outstepped Terrel Seely who had a small grocery store down the block. He asked her if she would like to come to work for him. She often said she was out of work for a whole 10 minutes and then would chuckle! Ruth found her niche which led her to work for Terrel and in check stand #5 which was the most popular check stand for almost 49 years. This is where mother's personality really surfaced, and she could and would talk on any subject. She always had her spin or version of the situation, and she could handle any type of conversation with her colorful use of language. When talking with Ruth if you didn't want to hear or know about it, then don't ask about it." She was well rounded on any subject ranging from A to Z.

Ruth was always complimented on her thick head of hair, once she finally had some, and the beautiful color for most of her adult life.

Down through the years Ruth belonged to several clubs from pinochle and bridge to Bonko. She was always a fun lady to be around, and you always knew you could depend on her to make you laugh. Strong and special friendships grew through the years with all the ladies that she enjoyed going to club with.

Mother gave freely of her time over the years and volunteered to plant and weed Mt. Pleasant City flower beds. Alongside her was her best friend Sandra Bigler and son Mark. Many fun and mischief times were had and encountered for 18 years!

Ruth was always a very good cook and liked to keep a nice yard and home. She always had very special and amazing friends that ranged from grade school and friends at work. Two of her most treasured friends are Sandra Bigler and Glenna Riddle. Their friendship has carried on throughout her lifetime and brought so much joy and sunshine into her life.

Ruth is survived by her son Mark Shane Vance, Mt Pleasant, Utah. Sister Dixie Rosenlof (Tracy) Lewis, Springville, Utah., Sister-in-law Beth Mills Rosenlof, Woods Cross, Utah., and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her daughter Vicki Jo, husband Bert, her parents, brother Travis Rosenlof, sister Sally Rosenlof (Clair) Faux, and brother Roger Rosenlof. In laws Glen and Marjorie Fowles Vance, Fairview, Utah.

A special thank you to the Caboose of the family Dixie and her every patient husband Tracy Lewis for all the love and support throughout her life. Also, a big thank you to Terrel's Market, this was her home away from home. She had so many friends and coworkers and treasured memories. We would also like to thank her incredible IHC Hospice care team of Tyler, Kallie, and Heather; physical therapist Kirt Terry for their tender loving care shown to Ruth in her final days.

Viewing and Funeral services will be held at Rasmussen Mortuary (96 N. 100 W. Mt Pleasant, Utah) Viewing Wednesday April 3, 2024, from 6:00-8:00 pm Thursday April 4,2024 from 10:00-11:00am prior to 11:30 a.m. funeral service. Interment will be held in the Mt.

Pleasant City Cemetery under the direction of Rasmussen Mortuary.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

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