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Ruth Haslem

February 3, 1937 — March 21, 2023

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    Ruth Jeanette Hamblin Haslem, of Montwell, returned to the waiting arms of her sweetheart Myron, her Savior, and her Heavenly Father on March 21, 2023 at the age of 86.  She was surrounded by her family and assured of their love and gratitude for all she had done.  
    Ruth was born on February 3, 1937 in Montwell to James Edwin Hamblin and Reita Hunt Hamblin.  She married Myron B. Haslem on January 1, 1955 in Montwell.  They were later sealed for time and all eternity on December18, 1976 in the Provo Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints.  He died November 30, 2017.
    When she was young Ruth worked as a telephone operator for Uintah Basin Telephone and as activities coordinator at Stewarts Convalescent Center.  Her main job and the one she considered most important was a mother and grandmother.  
    Ruth had a happy childhood with her big, loving family on the farm.  There she learned frugality, hard work, integrity, self-reliance and sacrifice, and most importantly, the gospel of Jesus Christ from her faithful parents.  
    Ruth loved fall leaves and the red rock formations of Utah.  She and Myron especially loved to watch the sunsets from their farm that was the first homesteaded in Montwell by her grandparents in 1906.
    Ruth loved holidays (especially Christmas and the 4th of July), and flowers (particularly the wild flower bouquets that her sweetheart Myron would pick for her on their farm).  
Ruth also enjoyed the color baby blue, birds, butterflies, sweets, ice cream, and good books to read.  She enjoyed taking pictures of family activities, going on family trips, creating wondrous Christmas’ for her children.  A house of order was also important to her.  
    She was known for her kind heart, humility, gratitude, testimony, loyalty, and service.  She lived a good life and returned to God knowing that her work on earth was done.  
    Ruth and husband Myron served numerous missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints including:  Philadelphia/Pennsylvania, Nauvoo/Illinois, Birmingham /Alabama, Tuscon/Arizona, and even a stay-at-home proselyting mission in their 70’s.   They also served at the Provo and Vernal Temple.  
    Ruth is survived by her children: Arvin (Sue) Haslem, Montwell; (Tammy Haslem), Roosevelt; Glenn (Susan) Haslem, Calleen (Kevan) Ercanbrack, all of Montwell; JoLyn (Keith) Holladay, Layton; Karen (Ken) Asay, Korinne (Ron) Asay, all of Roosevelt; Brenda (Eric) Antillon, Vernal; and foster son, Dan (Jan) Deans, Vernal.  She is also survived by 29  grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren, and 6 exchange student daughters, her siblings: Delmar (Barbara) Hamblin, Duane (Alice) Hamblin, Alden (Ilene) Hamblin, and Arva (Drew) Jensen.
    Ruth was preceded in death by her eternal companion Myron B. Haslem, her parents, James and Reita Hamblin, her siblings, Ila Larsen, James B. Hamblin, infant brother, Edward Moroni Hamblin, and Reita Lyn Humphries, son-in-law, Chris Todd Olsen, grandson, Anthony Zane Asay, grandson-in-law, Daniel Wilkins, granddaughter, Michelle Ercanbrack, and Foster son, Jerry Deans.
    Ruth taught us Charity, gratitude, loyalty, self-reliance, and to serve as the hands of the Savior.  She will truly be missed and remembered.  
    Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Neola Chapel.  Viewings will be held on Friday evening at the Hullinger Mortuary from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
    Burial in the Cedarview Cemetery.

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