December 11, 1917 ~ May 3, 2007
Kenneth L. Ruff, 89, passed away May 3, 2007. Survived by his wife, Marilyn Ruff of the family home; son, Kenneth (Michelle) Ruff II of Santa Rosa, CA; daughter, Karen Clay of Maple Grove, MN; grandchildren, Ken Ruff, Jennifer Ruff, Michelle (John) Hill and Steven (Kelli) Clay; six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, George Langley of Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews, including, Mary Lou Jackson, Georgia Kennedy and Judy Thomas. Kenneth is preceded in death by his first wife, Catherine Ruff; brothers, Robert Ruff, Melvin Ruff and Ernest Ruff; sisters, Mildred Wright and Opal Langley. Kenneth was born on December 11, 1917, in Bartlesville, OK, to George H. and Alice Ruff. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church for over 60 years, South Pueblo Lodge #31, A.F. & A.M. and B.P.O. Elks #90. He was in the First Master Gardeners Class and also a member of the Farmers Market, Pueblo Historical Society and Pueblo Association of Realtors. He graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1936. Ken worked at the C.F. & I. Steel Mill, then as a photo engraver for 25 years with Pueblo Engraving Company, as well as 30 years in real estate with Jones Healey Realtors and Schwabe Real Estate. Ken enjoyed socializing, playing bridge, bird watching and working in his garden. He had a very special way of connecting with people. Visitation Sunday, May 6, 2007, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2007, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford, with the Rev. Kim James officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.