Ruth Beverly Simmons Barrus peacefully passed away at the age of 90 on June 21, 2020 in the comfort of her own home in Roseville, California. Ruth’s viewing will be at 8:30-9:00 AM on Monday June 29th at Price Funeral Chapel (6335 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights, CA). Masks and social distancing are required. There will be a graveside service at 10 AM at Roseville Cemetery (421 Berry Street, Roseville, CA), Block #17.
One month prior to the Great Depression, Ruth Beverly Simmons was born in Buffalo, Wyoming. She was the oldest child born to Fredrick Edgar Simmons and Anna Josephine Elgin Simmons. Her younger siblings were Donald Fredrick Simmons, Patricia Jean Hart Podrasky, and Mary Jo Chorbagian (living). Their home was on the Mountain Glen Ranch, located 50 miles from Buffalo Wyoming, until her father died and the ranch hands were drafted for WWII, leaving little help to tend the 2700 acre ranch and making a move necessary. Ruth attended Cheyenne High School, where she met her forever sweetheart, Deloy Barrus. Together they raised 8 children and lived many years in Lincoln, California. They also lived in Wyoming, Arizona, and Utah. Ruth was known for her angelic nature: positive, grateful, gentle, loving, and thoughtful. She constantly blessed others with her service and goodness. She had a firm testimony of Jesus Christ and has now been received back into His arms, as well as the arms of her loving husband Deloy and eldest son, Dan (spouse: Nancy-living). Ruth is survived by children: Loren (Diana), Joyce (Bill) Dickman, Valerie (George) Gettys, Delane (Sarah), Randall (Staci), Cheryl (Jim) Stanley, and Dana (Kirk) Schroeder—as well as 40 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.
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