RUTH S. SILVER 1930-2015 Ruth Stanlie Smith Silver, finished her mission in this world and passed into eternity on Friday July 17, 2015 in American Fork, Utah. She was born Nov. 1, 1930 at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake, the first of seven children born to Joseph F. and Ruth Pingree Smith. She was a descendent of Hyrum and Mary Fielding Smith. Born with a love of learning, Ruth consumed knowledge from an early age, devouring books and plays, concerts and theatre. Ruth attended Stewart School on the U. of U. campus, then attended South Davis Jr. High and Davis High. At 16, she attended Punahou School in Hawaii where she graduated in 1948. In 1955, she served an LDS Mission in England. An energetic traveler in life, Ruth returned to teach at the Church College of Hawaii and at BYU. She married Harold F.Silver in 1964, in the Hawaii LDS Temple. They moved to Denver, Colorado where they would live for fifty years. In 1977, Ruth and Harold raised Christine Ashton as their "little girl", part-time from her birth to marriage. Over the years, Ruth mothered many relatives, friends, students, artists, musicians, and scholars, urging them toward their potential. Ruth was a self-defined "theatre, opera and arts junkie," thoroughly enjoying attending the symphony, ballet, opera, and theatre in around the country. A viewing will be held on Thursday, July 23 from 6-8 p.m. at Olinger Hampden Mortuary on 8600 East Hampden Ave., Denver, CO 80231. The funeral will be on Friday July 24 at 10 a.m. in the LDS Crestmoor Ward on 740 Hudson St., Denver, with a brief viewing prior to the funeral beginning at 9 a.m. Ruth will be interred next to her husband Harold and his first wife, Madelyn in the Fairmount Cemetery in Denver. For and extended life sketch, and to share condolences, please visit www.Larkinmortuary.com.
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