Ruth Kathryn Homan, 97, passed away January 11, 2019 at the Peaks Care Center.
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She was born May 24, 1921 in Crook, Colorado to Daniel R. and Mary Etta Gross. Ruth grew up on the plains of Eastern Colorado near Kit Carson. She attended a rural school for her first eight years of schooling. Then was bused into Cheyenne Wells, where she attended one year.
On June 12, 1937 she married Leroy Homan in Sharon Springs, Kansas and they had homes in Kit Carson, Cheyenne Wells, Crook and then raised their three boys, JR, Ron and Dean in Eads, Colorado.
Following Leroy’s death on April 5, 1965, Ruth returned to school and earned her high school diploma by GED in June of 1967. She attended Northeast Junior College in Sterling, Colorado for training as a Licensed Practical Nurse, graduating in September of 1968 and received her Board Certification in January of 1969.
Ruth worked as a nurse in the Sterling, Colorado hospital from 1969 to 1972 and at Frasier Meadows Manor in Boulder, Colorado from 1973-75. She moved to Longmont, Colorado in 1983.
Ruth was a member of Christian Promise Fellowship Church. One of her talents was crocheting. She enjoyed music and sang in the Hygiene United Methodist church choir for over 25 years. She also enjoyed square dancing and ceramics.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leroy, two sons, Ronald Eugene and spouse Lloyd Dean and spouse, one granddaughter, six brothers and three sisters.
Ruth is survived by her son JR Homan (Norma), eight grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held 10:00 am Saturday February 2, 2019 at CENTRALongmont Presbyterian Church, 401 Kimbark St., Longmont. Cremation entrusted to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Christian Promise Fellowship Church. Share condolences at www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com.