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Ruth Ann Stine


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Ruth Ann Stine

Ruth Ann Stine, 87, of Green River, passed away peacefully Aug. 16, 2015 at the Kindred Nursing Facility of Rawlins with her three daughters by her side.

She was born May 18, 1928 in Green River to Clarence E. Lewis and Alida Hulda Carlson.

She married Tracy W. Stine on Nov. 5, 1946 in Green River and worked alongside him for the Union Pacific Railroad Express Company.

Later they owned and operated the Center Street Conoco service station, and then built and operated Things 'R Stuff ceramic and leather craft store.

After retirement they traveled and settled in St. George, Utah, where in 1990, her husband preceded her in death.

Ruth was remembered for her big heart and selflessness.

She is survived by one brother, Edward O. Lewis of Green River; five children, Tracy James Stine of St. George, Utah,  Ruth Linda (Wally) Shepard of Rawlins, Dorland B. Stine of Krebs, Okla., Sandy (Terry) Van Valkenburg of Boulder and Wendy (Mark) Anderson of McKinnon; six grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Tracy; her brother, Herbert Lewis of Green River; and one granddaughter, Tina Stine of Green River.

At her request, the family will celebrate her life on Aug. 28, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Riverview Cemetery in Green River.

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