PLEASANT VIEW- Beloved wife, mother and close friend to many, Ruth Irene Boe passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family October 28, 2013.
She was the most generous, loving, intelligent, kind, tolerant, caring and beautiful wife and mother we could ever have been blessed with. She touched many lives and made us all better for knowing her.
She was born May 26, 1927 to Franklin J. and Louise Eisman in Buffalo, N.Y. After the family moved to San Diego, CA, Ruth attended Herbert Hoover High School, graduating in 1945. She studied music, one of her great passions, at San Diego State College It was in San Diego where she met the love of her life and life-long best friend Rollin Boe. They were married March 19, 1948, and recently celebrated 65 years of a loving life together.
A joyful and effervescent woman, Ruth has always maintained a love of music and singing. Along with singing, she studied both piano and violin. She sang with the William Hall Chorale in California. When the family moved to Utah she spent several years singing with the Utah Chorale (now the Utah Symphony Chorus) and directed the church choir for a number of years. She managed to share her love of music with many people by singing for a myriad of weddings, funerals and special occasions.
The family knew it wasn't a proper "Boe Occasion" until Ruth had apologized for the delicious meal. We're sure she's now doing the same thing in heaven. Organized to a fault (the curse she passed to her daughters) she had a quick wit, kept up to date on world affairs and was always ready for a hearty debate on any issue.
Other interests in her life were flying she made it all the way to a multi-engine rating pilots license and managed to land once without landing gear, earning her the nickname "Crash Boe." She also loved travel and camping trips with family, and many trips worldwide with her husband to places like Singapore, Hong Kong, Wales and Norway.
Ruth worked from 1942-44 for the Bureau of Aeronautics Representative for the Navy in San Diego. She then spent 13 years working for TRW in Ogden, retiring in 1985, after which she became the parish secretary for Ascension Lutheran Church for five years.
Surviving are her husband Rollin; their four children, Deborah Boe, Mark (Judy) Boe, James Boe, Karen Boe (Robert Godfrey); Grandsons Robert Morgan, Tyson (Lindsey) Favaloro and Tony (Jennifer) Favaloro; and Great Grandson, Maxwell.
A memorial service will be held November 9, 2013 at 11:30 a.m., to be followed by an open house/celebration of life from 1-4 p.m. both to be held at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1105 North Washington Blvd., Ogden.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association or Ascension Lutheran Church.
Arrangements entrusted to Myers Ogden Mortuary.