Ruth LaNae Barrus Williams, passed away peacefully at age 84, in Tooele, Utah on November 7, 2019. She was born May 1, 1935, in Grantsville, Utah, to Bert V. Barrus and Elaine Gordon Barrus. LaNae married the love of her life, Lee J. Williams on December 4th, 1953. Later they were married for time and eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on November 25th,1985. She is survived by her husband, Lee, a marriage of almost 66 years.
LaNae was born into a family of four sisters, Colleen, Myrna, Annette, Carolee and one brother, Gordon. She grew up in Grantsville, Utah and learned to work hard, loved to sing and had a beautiful voice. She enjoyed music and sang in many choirs. She was a beautiful woman, and she became Miss Grantsville in 1952, with her singing talent.
She is survived by nine children, Debbie Reid (Dan), Connie Archibald (Dale), Trina Griffith (David), James (Dawna),Russell (Macon), Martin Williams, Sheila Youngberg (Shawn), Fred (Jennifer), Blake (Skye). LaNae had 22 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. She loved her grandchildren deeply and raised a few. Her nine children were the greatest accomplishments of her life and she was so proud of each one of them. LaNae was a devoted mother and wife. She was always helping someone in her family. She was a woman of dignity right up to the end of her life.
She enjoyed gardening, genealogy, and keeping her home clean. LaNae faithfully wrote in her journall and loved going on dates with her sweetheart (Lee). Her kindness and beautiful smile will always be remembered.
She served faithfully for many years, in many positions, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her loving husband took good care of her in her last years, as she suffered with Alzheimer's disease for almost 20 years. This disease finally took her life.
We express our love and appreciation to the Staff, Nurses and Aides from Rocky Mountain Care and Hospice in Tooele. We are grateful for their compassionate, loving care they gave to our mother through these difficult times.
A viewing will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 2019, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at the LDS Church on 428 So. Hale Street in Grantsville, Utah. Following will be a graveside service in the Grantsville Cemetery.
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