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Ruth Lydia King

Ruth Lydia King

Jan 7, 1914 - Jan 15, 2011
Mrs. Ruth King died at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton Saturday afternoon, Jan. 15, 2011. She was 97.

A rosary was Monday evening Jan. 17, 2011 at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Riverton. Interment will be in the Rawlins Cemetery in the spring.

Ruth Lydia Clawson was born in Ackley, Iowa, on Jan. 7, 1914, the daughter of Fred and Lydia (Baurer) Clawson. She was graduated from Ackley High School with the Class of 1933.

Mrs. King was a housewife, having married Kinney Austin "K.A." King on Aug. 9, 1933, in Ackley.

The couple moved from Iowa to Denver, Colo., in 1934, and then to Rawlins in 1935. Mrs. King had lived in Riverton since 2002, moving here to be closer to family.

She was of the Catholic faith and her family said she enjoyed sewing, reading, playing cards, especially bridge, and visiting with family and friends.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Ruth Levar of Riverton; two granddaughters, Malinda (Levar) Griffin and her husband Paul of Riverton and Andrea (Levar) Walter and her husband Ken of Cheyenne; four great grandchildren, Maristie Walter, Colin Walter, Kira Griffin, and Kody Griffin.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald K. King; her husband, Kinney "K.A." King; two sisters, Pearl (Clawson) Wade, and Elizabeth (Clawson) Wiarda; her parents, Fred and Lydia Clawson; and numerous nieces & nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Help for Health Bus, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

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