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Ruth Slater SmithMarch 22, 1928 ~ September 17, 2017 (age 89)
Ruth Slater Smith
I was born March 22, 1928 to Ella Heap Slater and James Roy Slater in Tooele, in the family home where l still lived. I died September 17, 2017. I married Nord Seright Putnam, August 15, 1944. We had one son, Dennis Frank Putnam born December 18, 1947. We later divorced and I married Frank D McKeller in January 1950, later divorced. I then married the love of my life and best friend Donald G Smith, August 10, 1957. We have been married 60 plus years. I was a member of the Tooele Gem and Mineral Club for 45 years. I was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary for 41 years.
I was preceded in death by my wonderful parents Ella Heap Slater and James Roy Slater, my six brothers, lvan, Earl, Roy, Floyd, Lawrence and Perry Slater. My wonderful sisters Rhea Slater Voyles and lrene Slater Johnson. My mother raised two grandchildren that were like my brother and sister, Gerald Jo Russell and Donna Pearl Russell Gillispie (both deceased). Preceded in death by many wonderful nieces and nephews and also my grandparents.
I leave behind my dear husband Donald G Smith, my wonderful son Dennis Frank (Janette) Putnam. Four grandchildren, Gary (Paula), Kevin (Jamie), Nate Putnam and Trish Putnam (Logan) Williams. Great grandchildren, Loren, Jaxon and Tegan Williams, Haylee Putnam, Wade and Harley Heston and Lennon Gage Betonney.
Funeral services will be held Monday, September 25, 2017, 12 PM at Tate Mortuary 110. S Main St with a visitation an hour prior to the service. A night viewing will be held Sunday, September 24th from 6-8 PM at Tate Mortuary.