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Ruth Sidwell


Ruth Maloy Sidwell (Cita), 96, of New Horizons Care Center in Lovell, Wyo., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016.

She was born in Bisbee, Ariz., on Dec. 28, 1919, to Marion Delbert Maloy and Elizabeth (Shurtz) Maloy. At the time of her birth Bisbee was the most cosmopolitan city between St. Louis and San Francisco.

Ruth married the late William Henry (Bill) Sidwell on July 3, 1943, in Denver, Colo. After the wedding they boarded the train and rode to their new home in northern Wyoming where their first two girls were born. After a stop in Brigham City, Utah, they relocated their family to Kermit, Texas, where the second two girls were born.

After her husband’s death in 1971, she returned to Wyoming where she lived in Buffalo. In 2000 Ruth moved to the Wyoming Pioneer Home in Thermopolis and in 2011 she moved to the New Horizons Care Center in Lovell.

Ruth was an accomplished seamstress and pianist, a voracious reader, and a tenacious gardener. She had a quiet dignity about her.

Ruth was a lifetime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many callings in the LDS church. Many of them related to music.

Ruth was a homemaker and the mother of a son, Jerry Maloy, and four girls, Nancy Van Fleet, Susan Voss, Charlotte Hinckley and Linda Bull. She had 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and six great, great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at the Riverside Cemetery in Cody, Wyo., on Friday, Sept. 9 with Bishop Rick Woodford of the Lovell Third Ward conducting the service.

Atwood Family Funeral Directors assisted the family with the arrangements.


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