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Ruth L. Nash

Ruth L. Nash

Ruth Lorraine Nash, 95, finished her time here on earth on September 8, 2015.

She was born in Boise, Idaho on July 11, 1920.  Ruth was adopted by Clark and Amanda Ferguson of Boise, whose other children were grown and had families.  Her nieces, nephews, and cousins, many older that she, became life-long friends.

After graduating from Boise High School, Ruth worked as a bookkeeper at Woolworths in Boise and attended Boise Bible College.  Her relationship with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ sustained her through many physical and emotional trials.

Ruth purchased a home on Shoshone Street in 1943 and cared for her father and invalid mother there until their deaths.  Ruth enjoyed watching and identifying birds in her yard and was amused by the antics of squirrels.  She lived in her home until illness forced her to sell in 2013.

In 1955 she married Leonard Nash and they shared 36 years together.  They loved traveling to the Oregon Coast as well as to other western states.  Friends and family were an important part of her life.

Survivors include her nieces, Muriel Smith of Clarkston, WA and Carol Matthews Williams of Horseshoe Bend, ID;  nephew, Johnny Matthews of New Meadows, ID;  great-niece, Joanne Ax of Meridian, ID;  and many other great-nieces and nephews and friends.

Ruth faced death with a profound serenity.  She demonstrated her faith by comforting those she was leaving with assurance that she was ready for her journey through death unto new life with Christ.

She was blessed with two special Christian friends, Terry Hurley and Rev. Robert  Anthony, who faithfully made frequent visits during her final years.  Home Instead  caregivers enabled her to live in her home until she needed more assistance;  caregiver Karen Wallace became a treasured friend continuing to visit her at care homes.  The staff of Grace Assisted Living in Meridian, Life Care of Treasure Valley, and Harrison’s Hope Hospice contributed greatly to her happiness and comfort.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Star Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel on Sunday, Sept. 13 th from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
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