When not outside nurturing her flowerbeds or tending to the animals, she was busy cooking, playing the piano, or enjoying her favorite pastime, reading.Ruth is survived by her two sons, Mike Mann of Thornton, and Chris Mann (Loretta) of Hudson; five grandchildren, Corrina Mann, Nick Mann, Amanda Reynolds (Don), Kirby Mann, and Amy Cozzens (Chris); four great-grandchildren, Laney, Keira, Carter, and Anderson; she also leaves behind many caring relatives and friends.
She was a dedicated member of the International Order of Eastern Star for 72 years, attending Loraine Chapter #52 in Brighton where she served as Worthy Matron in 1961.
Ruth was actively involved in community service through the organization.
Ruth was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother (GG). She was a vibrant and fearless pioneer woman who spent her free time on the farm working hard in addition to her other responsibilities.
She married Loren Kirby “Bud” Mann in October 1947.
The family suggests memorial contributions to be made in Myron’s memory to Hope West Hospice P. View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at Mann, 90, of Brighton Colo., passed away peacefully under the care of hospice and her family on Feb. A mountain girl through and through, Ruth always fondly recounted the time she spent in her youth enjoying the nature and beauty of Colorado’s high country.
Myron is survived by his wife, Julia Hess; son, Gary Hess; two daughters, Judi Porter and Linda Spears; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 81416 Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. She spent her childhood in Lake George and attended school in Manitou Springs.
A private family service will be held at a later date. 5, 1925, she was the only child of Leroy and Blanche Cruts.
Together they pursued many endeavors including a trout farm, restaurant/bar, and raising livestock on their acreage in the Brighton area.
Ruth attended the University of Northern Colorado where she earned a Master’s degree in Education.
Along with her endeavors with Bud, Ruth taught at Independence School in Fort Lupton, Pleasant Valley in Weld County, North Cottages, Bertha Hyde and Leroy Drive in Northglenn.
Teaching was her passion and she worked diligently as an elementary school teacher and reading specialist for over 40 years.