Ruth White passed away March 13th, 2017 after a nearly two year battle with cancer. She fought with all she had and often more. She was born on January 28th, 1946 in Canon City, CO.
While attending school, Ruth exceled in both band and singing. She was a very accomplished singer. After marrying Frank, the family moved to Oklahoma where they had a log truck business and roofing business. After a few years, the family moved to Wyoming where they owned another trucking company. While living in Wyoming for many years Ruth managed several businesses, continued to sing at local fairs and also danced in a fun western can-can group for parades and shows. In addition Ruth was also an accomplished athlete who loved playing softball in local leagues. She was a catcher by position but a great hitter and people often joked she had to hit the ball so well because of “less then amazing running speed”! After her first husband passed away in December of 1985, Ruth moved to Guernsey WY where she eventually met her husband Steve and they settled in Laramie. While there she rekindled her love of motorcycles, both street and dirt bikes through Steve. They became a regular site at races all over the Rocky Mountain region. She was often the “pit Mom” to not only Steve but also Chris and Allan at races and anyone else who was hungry. No one ever went hungry around Ruth and her fantastic cooking! She loved camping and animals. Often combining the two with their dogs and riding her own dirt bike in the mountains to try and see wildlife. Ruth had a special place for animals.
She is preceded in death by her father, Arxety Stone, mother Esther Stone, brother David Atencio, and her first husband Frank Jeffries.
She is survived by her husband Steve White of Laramie and two sons, both in Colorado, Chris Jeffries and Allan Jeffries and his wife Ayesha Jeffries; and her two grandchildren Lance Jeffries and Nicole Jeffries. She is also survived by her numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins in Canon City, Colorado and Cheyenne, Wyoming.
In lieu of flowers please make any donations on her behalf to the Humane Society of your choice. She would love that as her final wish.
Cremation has taken place. No services are scheduled at this time.
Allan, Ayesha, Lance and Nicole, We are so very sorry for your loss. Ruth was a very special lady and will be missed. The Schueder's
All my condolences to Ruth Whites family. She fought so hard with her illness. With all our prayers for her she finally had to go home. She is in a better place and I will miss my friend who lived just so near my in Rock River, Wy. God is taking care of you now Ruth. Miss you my friend. Rita Nichols, Rock River, WY
I would like to offer my deepest condolences to family and friends. Losing a loved one is never easy. However, the Bible offers us a wonderful hope in that we will see these precious ones again soon. John 5:28: "... all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out ". Psalm 37:29 “The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it“. May the God of all comfort strengthen you during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers.