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Ruth Ellen Engelman
  • 81 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 25, 1935
  • Date of passing: Feb 11, 2017
Let the memory of Ruth be with us forever

This website was created in memory of our beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Friend, Ruth Engelman, 81, born on September 25, 1935 and passed away on February 11, 2017.

Mom had a beautiful heart.  She always put others before herself because she had a genuine concern and love for everyone she came in contact with.  Especially her family.  Her strength, determination, endless energy, and optimism were an inspiration to all of us.  We love you mom and will miss you forever.

Please fee free to browse this site and leave a tribute, story, or personal memory, and join us for a Memorial Service on March 12th to celebrate Ruth's life.

March 12, 2017 @ 2:30pm
United Church of Sun City
11250 N 107th Ave, 
Sun City, AZ 85351

In memory of Ruth and her struggle, please consider a donation to the Alzheimers charity of your choice (or you can use the link below) and help find a cure for this devastating disease.  Thank You!

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by DaHan Liao on 24th April 2017

"Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.
--Edna St. Vincent Millay

A big heart. A kind soul. Always selfless. Those are the first things that immediately come to mind when I think of Mrs. Ruth Engelman. She was the embodiment of all of those things...and so much, much more.

The world at times can be so dark and cold and unkind in so many unexpected ways, but she had made it less so with her light and warmth and spirit. And now even though she is gone, she will forever be that beacon that reminds us that we could always do better...and be better.

We shall continue to cherish---and take solace in---the fact that our paths once crossed, up there in Michigan, many moons ago. Although we had lost touch somewhat---as our paths inevitably diverged, every now and then, when life slows down for a turn, a piece of old memory from those times would get dislodged and freed and lead us to think of her and all the wonders that she had done.

Perhaps someday, somewhere, in some divine way or form, our paths will yet cross once more. But until then...thank you, Ruth, for being there all those years, so tirelessly, so generously."

This tribute was added by Brett Engelman on 13th March 2017

"Mom, you were always there for me no matter what the circumstances. I will miss seeing you, but your memory will be with me forever.  I love you Mom."

This tribute was added by Wynne Wright on 1st March 2017

"I am so sad to hear of Ruth's passing.  She was a wonderful bridge friend; we had so many good times together.  She was such s light in my life, as she was to so many others---at her church or neighborhood.
She was truly a great LADY, and will be missed!"

This tribute was added by Betty Barber on 1st March 2017

"So sorry to hear about Ruth. She was  a wonderful lady and great friend. I remember all the 9 holes of golf we played together. Phil enjoyed golf with Bob too. Ruth was a great hostess and we were fortunate to attend many parties at her house. She loved people and I was blessed to have known her. She will be greatly missed.
Betty Barber"

This tribute was added by John Ladd on 23rd February 2017

"The world is a little poorer for Ruth's passing.  She was always a favorite person in my life.  I shall miss her."

This tribute was added by Jan & Bill Doxtader on 22nd February 2017

"Sorry to hear of Ruth's passing.   We have so many memories of our times together.   I know she will be missed.   Our sympathy to the family.   Jan & Bill Doxtader"

This tribute was added by Dianne Elsten on 21st February 2017

"She was a light to us all.  When we moved here she came by and greated us.   She always had a smile and kind word
We miss her, greatly"

This tribute was added by Carter Engelman on 21st February 2017

"Grandma was one of my best friends, especially as a kid. I remember anticipating weekend visits to her and Grandpa's house where my brother and I would spend the night over there. Grandma made everything fun for us, whether we were playing games or helping her make food. She always insisted on holding our hands and saying a prayer before we all went to bed. It was easy to see how much she loved her grandchildren; She was the most selfless, caring, and hard working woman I've ever met and I miss her every day."

This tribute was added by carol sears on 20th February 2017

"We miss you but know you are in a great place.  You were wonderful as our block watch chairman.  We will do our best to make you proud of us.

Rhett and Carol Sears"

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This memorial is administered by:

Carter Engelman
Lisa Engelman
Mark Engelman
Trent Engelman


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