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Ruthanna Given Walsh


September 27, 2017

Ruthanna Given Walsh, 85, passed away Sept. 14, 2017, at Sage View Care Center.

Walsh has been a resident of Rock Springs for the past 11 years and was a former resident Chicago.

Walsh was born Aug. 5, 1932, in Woodbury, N.J., the daughter of Fred Donges and Adaline Given.

She attended schools in Gloucester, N.J., and was a 1950 graduate of the Gloucester High School.

Walsh also attended Einstein Hospital Nursing School in Philadelphia and received her registered nursing license.

Walsh married Jack E. Walsh Aug. 10, 1955, in Conshohocken, Penn.

She worked as a nurse at many different hospitals over the course of 40 years and later retired in 1996.

Walsh enjoyed spending time with her family, being involved in her church, and volunteering her time with Red Cross and many other foundations.

Survivors include one son, Jack E. Walsh of San Diego; two daughters, Susan Been of Rock Springs and Karen Dickson and husband Rusty of Rock Springs; six grandchildren, Rachel Papps, Travis Fleckenstein, Jack Walsh, Shannon Walsh, Jonas Dickson and wife Danielle and Brad Dickson and wife Regina.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

Following cremation graveside services and inurnment took place Monday.

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