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Ruth Elaine Annis

February 4, 1931 — November 23, 2023

Ruth Elaine Annis passed away on November 23, 2023 peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her sons Mark and Steve. She was 92 years old, a lifelong Grand Junction native.

Ruth graduated from Grand Junction High School in 1949 after graduation, She attended dental hygiene school in San Francisco for a year and Mesa college after receiving an Associate’s Degree. Ruth was a special education substitute teacher for fifteen years, at the age of 50 returned back to UNC in Greeley Colorado where she earned a degree in regular education and two Masters degrees in special Education. Ruth taught school for twenty years at Columbine elementary school. Where she touched the lives of countless students.

Ruth married former husband, Ethan Annis in 1953, and had two sons: Mark Annis of Orlando, FL and Steve Annis of Montrose, CO.

Ruth’s greatest passions in life were her granddaughters, golf, Cross county skiing, downhill skiing, hiking, cycling and her two miniature schnauzers.

Ruth was a member of the Tiara Rado and Lincoln Park ladies club, Beta Sigma Phi and Outing club. Ruth traveled the world extensively with her sons, family and close friends.

Ruth is survived by her son’s and family, Mark and Lynn Annis-Orlando FL, Steve Annis- Montrose CO, daughter in law Lori Annis- Montrose CO, her granddaughter’s Emily Annis- Ft. Collins CO, Abbey Annis- Ft. Collins CO, and Ashley Garrett of Orlando FL.

Her funeral will be held on December 15, 2023 at the First Congregation Church in Grand Junction at 11:00 am. The family asks in lieu of flowers that donations be made to HopeWest in Grand Junction. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to be announced.

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Friday, December 15, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

First Conregational United Church of Christ

1425 N 5th St, Grand Junction, CO 81501

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