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Ruth Claire Putman

Ruth Claire Putman

Nov 22, 2013 - Nov 22, 2013
Funeral services for Ruth Claire Putnam, 84, will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Davis Funeral Home with Captain Mark Merritt of the Casper Salvation Army officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. A visitation will be held Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. until service time.

Ruth died November 19, 2013 at the Wind River HealthCare in Riverton, Wyoming.

She was born December 8, 1928 in Van Buren, Missouri, daughter of George LeRoy Glenn Nelson and Birdie May (Smith) Croissant.

As a young girl, she attended the Emerson Elementary School in Kearney, Nebraska and attended junior high and high school in Riverton, WY. She also briefly attended Casper College.

She raised her children on waitress wages. Ruth also worked as a nurse’s aid, as well as housekeeping and various other small jobs that she would take on to make sure her kids were cared for to the very best of her abilities.

Ruth enjoyed coloring, writing, plastic canvas, and crocheting. She loved craftwork, playing family games and her Nintendo. (She played Dr. Mario a lot!)

Ruth maintained her own residence up until her health wouldn’t allow it. She then lived with her daughter, Lorie in Casper for around 4 years and moved to the Riverton/Lander area about 4 years ago.

Survivors include her son, Danny (Sue) Green of Lander, WY, Alan W. (Brandi) Putnam of Lander, WY; daughters, Betsy E. Green of Seattle, WA, Shannon Y. Stanford of Longview, TX, Bridget M. Block of Green River, WY. and Lorie J. Jessup of Casper, WY; grandchildren, Toni, Marsha, Alicia, Michelle, Gloria, Jasmine, Aaron, Celeste, Dottie, Stefan, Leslie, Joseph, Angela, Teresa, Thomas, John, Anne, Susie, Michael, Bradley, Duane, Desiree and Damion.; 48 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Cecil G. Nelson, Frances H. Nelson, and Bobby L. Nelson; sisters, Thelma and an infant sister; children, Farris, Garry, Patricia, Ty, Todd and Elizabeth; son-in-law, Dwight “Doc” Jessup and her great granddaughter, Stacie Wright.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.