Ruth McCown

ruth mccown

July 27, 1926 ~ October 6, 2023

Born in: Kim, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Celebration of Life:

Mae Ruth McCown

July 27, 1926 – October 6, 2023

Ruth or “Auntie Ruth”

On July 27, 1926, a very special girl came into this world.  Ruth was the first of four children born to Thomas D & Mary Alice Sutton.  Ruth was born in Denver, Colorado and died October 6, 2023, at the age of 97 in Pueblo, Colorado.  All who know and loved her lost a piece of their life upon her passing.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Roy L McCown, her parents Thomas D & Mary Alice Sutton, children Baby Boy McCown, Carl Eugene McCown and the sunshine of her life, Larry McCown, sister Alice Stover and brother John Sutton.

Ruth is survived by her daughter in law Janice McCown, Grandson Steve McCown, great grandsons James and Evan McCown, sister Anna Lee Kimble and numerous nieces, nephews, cousin and friends.

In Ruth’s own words, “When I have completed the task I was assigned, my number will come up and I will join my Lord.  I will join several family members, my parents, and my loved ones.  I will probably be playing piano in my band with Shorty on drums, Margaret on sax, Merle on bass and Keith and Roger on trumpet.  There will be dancing and a lot of laugher and jokes.  Everyone will have smiles on their faces and laughter in their hearts.”

Ruth married Roy L McCown March 10, 1946, and spent 50 plus years on the farm with Roy, working alongside him driving trucks, tractor, bucking hay bales or whatever needed to be done.  Ruth wrote, “Can you beat driving trucks or tractors? I THINK NOT!!!  I loved it.  Ruth was a hard-working woman who spent many hours working which took a toll on her body and health.

After Roy’s passing, Ruth moved into the Presbyterian Tower, which she liked much better than the Villa.  She hoped that would be her last move but her health took her to the Pueblo Life Care Center where she spent the last years of her life.

Ruth was a gifted musician and loved to play the piano.  Ruth told stories of her playing for numerous dances or in music competitions while she was growing up.

Ruth spent her early years growing up in Kim, Colorado and later moved to Fowler, Colorado.  Ruth joined the First Baptist Church of Fowler and was still a member.  Ruth attended other churches including the Banner Church.

Ruth loved her flower garden.  Ruth’s peonies, roses, iris, columbine and red-hot pokers were always beautiful and provided many a gardens a start for these  beautiful flowers.  Ruth’s other hobbies included painting and sewing.

Ruth always seemed to have a smile on her face and always a joke or practical joke for everyone she met.  Most of her jokes were really entertaining as you would wonder where she came up with some of them.  Even when you were not feeling your best, Ruth could somehow put a smile on your face and love back into your heart.

Ruth often wondered what her purpose was and why she lived so long.  She wondered if that purpose would ever be disclosed to her.  All of her family and friends knew what her purpose was as a time spent with Ruth was full of love and laughter and always a great day.

A sample of Ruth’s sense of humor can be shown when she was asked about Roy.  Divorce, Never!!!  Murder dozens of times but always with LOVE!!!

Ruth’s trademark greeting for family was a big smack on the lips.  Those of us who were around her for years always knew it was coming and always waited for it.  When new family (spouses or children) came along, Ruth always accepted and loved them just like the family she had known for years.

Now that she is gone, our hearts are heavy, but knowing our Lord and Savior has Ruth comforts us greatly.  Ruth has no more pain and the suffering is gone.  You know God has got to have a sense of humor just because Ruth is there.  Her family and friends will always keep Ruth’s love and laughter in their hearts.

Ruth leaves behind numerous friends who will join the remaining family members missing and loving her.  It will be up to each of us the keep the laughter and love that Ruth showed us and pass it on to others.

Adios, Rest and enjoy eternity, until we meet again at Jesus’s feet.  LOVE YOU!

Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2023, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel.




Memorial Service: November 17, 2023 2:00 pm

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. CandleImageGrandma we love and miss you so much words can’t describe. I am so glad we got to see you and you got to spend a little time with Evan we know you are smiling down on us from heaven. Save me a place next to you and dad. Love always and for ever Janice ,Evan and Steve mccown

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