Ruth A. Potter, 94, born in Ordway, Colo. on Feb. 5, 1919, and passed away in Pueblo, Colo. on Dec. 6, 2013. Survived by daughters, Rona (Mike) Pinelle and Judy Wade; grandchildren, Trenton and Brina Wade; step-grandchildren, Mark (Michelle) Pinelle and Julie (Eric) Wolfis; great-grandchildren, Brittany (Tyson) Peña, Zack Pinelle, Breanne and Mark E. Pinelle; sister-in-law, Arlene Stare; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Urie Potter; sister, Marian Dye; parents; and son-in-laws, Rick Shuman and Don Wade. Ruth was a homemaker, church secretary and crafter. She loved to sing in the Pueblo Chorale and the church choir. Many summers were spent at our Pitkin, Colo. place. A special thanks to Dr. Vargas and caregivers at University Park Care Center. There will be no viewing. Memorial service, 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home. Online condolences,

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  1. Our memories go back to 35 or so years when we attended Central Christian Church along with the Potters. Ruth worked in the church office for a period of time. However, we would like to especially mention 5 of the years that Potters owned a cabin at Tara J close to San Isabel. Our son, Dean, bought a cabin not far from the Potters and they became friends. The winter of 1997-98 was so severe that Dean survived because he was allowed to use the garage of the Potters in which to park his truck. Ruth was always so kind to Dean and we will always be grateful for her generosity and kindness. They also attended Dean’s wedding reception and won the oldest married couple dance!! Richard, Judy, and Dean Smith

  2. I grew up with the Potters. I fondly remember family camping trips to Pitkin and she was my Sunday School teacher at the church our families shared. Her heart-felt singing voice was a stand-out in the church choir. These memories I cherish and believe I will happily take with me when it’s my turn to go. Year (and years) later, Ruth and Urie were in the same Care Center as my mother so I had the good fortune to see her whenever I went to visit my mom. She never failed to brighten up and smile when we spoke to each other there. I will remember her that way. On behalf of me and my family, I offer prayers and blessings to her whole family, now and always. God Bless you all.

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