Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ruth Emma Gingras

August 31, 1936
Springfield, Massachusetts
February 14, 2012
Goodyear, Arizona

Ruth Emma Gingras, 75, of Goodyear, passed away at Hospice of the Valley, Palm Valley on February 14, 2012.  She was born August 31, 1936 in Springfield, Massachusetts and moved to Arizona in approximately 1973. Ruth was very proud of her many years of self-obtained sobriety and involvement in Alcoholics Anonymous.  She had recently celebrated her 25 years of sobriety, and received her chip for this accomplishment.

She is survived by her son, Thomas Willliam Gingras, his wife Josie, granddaughter Ashlee, along with her brother Tom Lyon and her sister Irene Henegar.

A service will be held Saturday, February 18 at 6:00pm at Desert Springs Community Church East Campus located at 447 South Old Litchfield Road in Litchfield Park, officiated by Pastor Steve Engram.

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  1. Mom, I can not tell you how much I miss you already, but I am also so happy that you can breathe again!! No more tubes, tanks, puffers, medicine or anything else. You are NEW AGAIN momma!! I am so happy that you are there waiting for us and can already hear you telling us..... "I'll be here....". :) I love you momma, and you will always be here with us, until that blessed day that we are reunited.....

  2. Tom so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Rosemary and Clinton Hall (Misty's Mom and Dad)

  3. Thanks for always being such a wonderful grandma to Ashlee, it has meant alot to me. Also for being there for my son Brian when he was younger. We will never forget you. No more pain or heartache. I love you

    Deanne Gonzales

  4. Those we love don't go away,
    They walk beside us every day,
    Unseen, unheard, but always near,
    Still loved, still missed, and very dear...

    I am saddened to hear of your loss Ruth. I have thought of you often over the years in hopes that you were well, and I see that my hopes came true. Congratulations on your great accomplishment!

    "Until we meet again"
    Love, Misty (Halfpint)

  5. Ruthie, I will always remember your beautiful smile...Love, Olivia

  6. Ruth, Thank you for the kindness your heart always had shown us during the short time that we've known you. We will always appreciate it. We know that you are in a better place without pain.

    Love, The Urias Family

  7. Sorry for your loss Tom your mom will be missed by alot of her "friends" Ruthie was my adopted mom for 20 yrs.Ruthie tell Jack and jim hi for me. Love ya Bill S

  8. Sam and Sandi ThorntonFebruary 18, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    We are so sorry for your loss Tom. We can all take some comfort in knowing that Ruthie is in a better place and happy with all she brought into this life. Her faith and strength have been an inspiration to all who knew Ruthie; she will be fondly thought of and missed. Rest in peace dear friend, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. We are praying for you friends! May God grant you peace beyond measure! I love the thought of Ruth dancing in Heaven with our Savior and not even needing to stop and catch her breath! We love you guys! Wade and Shanon Cooperrider

  10. Good bye dear friend of 35+ years! We always loved your spirit and have always been an inspiration to us and we will miss you so much. We know you are serving God in another way just now and we will see you again. Love, Bob and Sue Glover

  11. Ruthie has always been generous to our family, and I have nothing but positive thoughts about her and great childhood memories. I actually remember the first time I met her in Pop Warner football. Tom, I am sorry for your loss, but take comfort in the fact that she made many people's lives more enriching. Sam Thornton III.

  12. Ruthie,
    Will surely be missed.


  13. Cigi3,
    Tommy, sending warmest condololences & sympathies on the loss of your Mom. Please know that I considered her one of my dearest, sweetest, best on line friends. She overcame so much during her lifetime, one can only admire her spirit & determination & her dry wit. She will be missed. Luv, Carole