Ruth Frances (Ray) Fallert, 87, returned to our Lord on November 4th, 2018 at home in Arvada, while surrounded by her family.
Ruth was born on August 23, 1931 in Illinois but was raised in St. Louis, MO where she was adored by her sister and three brothers.
Ruth graduated from Normandy High School in St. Louis, MO in 1950, where her favorite subject was social studies. She was a majorette, played tennis, wrote for the school newspaper, and performed the role of Miriam in “Dear Ruth.” It was said that her portrayal was one of the best, she even received a standing ovation for her monologue.
High school was where she met the love of her life, Jerry Fallert. Jerry was Ruth’s boyfriend’s best friend and she took a liking to him during their double dates. Ruth started sitting next to Jerry during their shared classes. It didn’t take long before she was flirting just to see Jerry blush. She loved to tease him and after a while of this, Jerry found that he was in love. On Thanksgiving Day, 1951, Jerry asked Ruth to marry him while sitting in his car in front of her parents’ home. They were married on Groundhog Day, 1952.
Ruth was thrilled to become a mother and stayed home to take care of her four children. She will be remembered as someone who loved being a mother and was very good at it. Ruth enjoyed singing songs to her children, which later spilled over to her grandchildren and daycare kids.
As an adult, Ruth was not only a child care professional, but also a telephone operator, a homemaker, a realtor, and an elementary school teacher’s assistant. Ruth especially enjoyed taking her daycare kids on outings to the park, children’s museum, and on car trips around town.
Ruth was a skilled card player who often boasted about being the best at pinochle. She loved to garden and not only kept her own beautiful irises but would travel to see other iris gardens across the state. Ruth delighted in bowling with Jerry in a Tuesday/Friday league for nearly 20 years. She was a talented cook and was said to have made the most delicious spaghetti in the world.
Preceding Ruth in death are her parents, Charles and Frances Ray, her sister, Janice Kistner, and her brother, Ralf.
Left to honor Ruth, and remembering her love are her husband Jerry, sons Dayne (Rory), Bill (Donna), and Mitch (Kathy), daughter Laura Robison (Paul), brothers Bradley Ray from Memphis, TN, and Jerome Ray from Kansas City, MO, nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Family, friends and others whose lives were touched by Ruth are invited to join us for remembrances and prayer at Newcomers Funeral Home at 901 S. Sheridan in Lakewood on Friday, November 9th at Noon immediately followed by a reception at The Old Spaghetti Factory at 9145 Sheridan in Westminster. She will be interred at Fort Logan Cemetery on November 13 after a private family ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, please take your family out somewhere nice and remember Ruth.