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Ruth M. House

Feb 6, 2014 - Staff

Ruth M. House, of Riverton, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. She was 89 years old.

Per her request, cremation has taken place, and there will be no services.

Ruth Maxine Thompson was born Aug. 29, 1924, in Unionville, Mo., the daughter of James Q. and Amy (Scott) Thompson. When she was young the family moved to Midwest. She attended schools there and graduated from Midwest High School.

In February of 1942, she married Tom Barkley House in Casper. Together they raised three children.

While raising her children, she was a stay-at-home mother. When her childer were older, she worked for Ben Franklins and The Place.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Riverton.

She was a member of the B.P.O.E. Elks Doe.

Her family said she loved knitting and crafts of all kinds, and she was always making something.

She is survived by her husband, Tom Barkley House, of Riverton; son Tommy L. House of Riverton; daughters Ruth Diane Raymond of Pavillion and Patty Jean Curtin of Thermopolis; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Amy Thompson; sister Jean Snow; and brothers Floyd Thompson, Eddie Thompson and Reid Thompson.

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

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