May 4, 1933 ~ April 7, 2018

Born in: El Paso, TX,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Ruth A. (Rose) Simon, 84, passed peacefully on April 7, 2018, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born to Mary Jess and Orin S. Rose on May 4, 1933, in El Paso, Texas. Ruth graduated from Centennial High School, Southern Colorado State College (BA) and earned a Master's Degree at Adams State College. She retired as a teacher of 25+ years from District 60. She played for Pueblo Ordnance Depot women's softball team when it won the Class A state softball title in 1952; she was also a winning member of Centennial's Rifle team. Ruth lived life to the fullest by traveling with friends and family, taking many spontaneous trips throughout the country. She enjoyed bowling with her colleagues, coffee with the group, anything sports; especially the Broncos and attended four Broncos Super Bowls and the LA Olympics. Other loves were her REDDOG convertible, her dogs, and spending time with friends over a cold Coors Light. Preceded in death by her parents, Mary Jess Prior and Orin Rose; stepfather, Walter Prior; and brother, Orin S Rose Jr. Survived by children, Brett (Susan) Simon, Michelle (Joseph) Godri; grandchildren, Katie (Dustin), Philip (Michall) and Ben; cousins, Sister Mary Teresa and Janet Pawlus. A viewing will be held 2 p.m. Saturday April 14, 2018, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 4600 Eagleridge Place, Pueblo CO 81008, in honor of all the pets we love! Online condolences,

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  1. Even though we were not related, we always considered Ruth as part of our extended family. We loved her and even though we were not in constant touch, when we saw her it was just like we had been. We were so thankful she was able to come to my son, Cody’s wedding. We all enjoyed seeing her and visiting a few years ago. I remember Ruth from when I was a little girl and her mother and stepfather (Mary Jess & Walt) watched me while my parents worked. Ruth will be missed in the community and in our hearts. We pray you will cherish all her memories!

  2. Joe and I loved Ruth. When she would come for Christmas, our whole family would have a great time with her. Joe and Ruth would debate about Elway and Peyton as quarterbacks.
    Michelle would take her Mother and me to different places at Christmas.
    We went to see the Lion King in New York. We also went to Las Vegas together. One time, we went to Baltimore to see the Bronco’s. We did many things together when she would come visit. She would travel all over.
    We will really miss her. She was a really special lady.

  3. We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with Michelle and her family.
    I have had the pleasure of knowing Ruth, and I emphasize pleasure. During the time I have spent with Ruth she was always welcoming to give her time and a smile in having a conversation no matter what the subject. I never knew Ruth to turn down a beer and sports talk. I like to think over the years of eagles sweatshirts as gifts at Christmas she was a true Eagles fan behind our beloved Bronco’s. We finally won one Ruth! You will be missed, rest in peace.

  4. Our love and condolences to Ruth’s family. Ruth was a great lady and we all loved her from the minute we met her. She lived a great life and we loved to tease her about her Broncos! May all our lives be as adventurous and full as the life Ruth lived to the fullest. I don’t think she had any regrets and so it should be. Special love to Michelle.

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