Mom was born March 31, 1929, in Minersville, Utah to Joseph Lawrence and Rachel Giles Dotson. She married Ned C Ruesch on Sept. 14, 1946 in Beaver, Utah. They were sealed March 28, 1959 in the St. George Temple. They celebrated 70 years together. They were blessed with five children.
Mom’s life was dedicated to her home, her family and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, of which she had a very strong testimony. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has held many church callings in Relief Society and Primary. She accompanied the choir for many years, as well as the “Singing Mothers.” She has always enjoyed serving the sisters and their families.
Mom’s work history included the Do Drop Inn, the Sewing Factory, the Motels and the Variety Store to name a few. In her earlier years, Mom enjoyed playing the piano in a 5 piece Orchestra along with Helen Marshall, saxophone; Dick Davis, accordion; Jack Carter, coronet and Eleanor Marshall on clarinet. They played for weddings and school dances. In her later years, she enjoyed playing for the residences at the Long Term Care. She enjoyed making quilts for her children and grandchildren and she was a member of the DUP- Daughter of Utah Pioneers and she volunteered at the Beaver County Courthouse Museum. Mom has been very involved with genealogy, family history books and family reunions. She was always willing to share her family history books with others. Mom was happiest puttering around the house, being a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed pruning her rosebushes, going for “nightly drives” and she tried to reach out and remember someone everyday.
She loved her primary songs and her church hymns. Her “life is a song” and mom always had a “song in her heart.” Anyone who came to visit loved to hear her play the “old tunes” which she memorized and learned by ear from listening to her own mother. “We’ll Meet Again Some Sunny Day” is an all time favorite song of our family.
She always said, “I’ve loved every second of every minute of every day raising my children”
Mom is survived by a son, Randy (Cindy) of Beaver, Utah ; daughters, Peggy Ann (Bill) Breeman of Sandy, Utah; Rachell (Ed) Green of Crestview, Flor.; and Anita (Eric) Zufelt of Beaver, Utah. She has 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 1 GG grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ned; her daughter, Adele; her daughter-in-law, Bonnie; her grandsons, Kenny Randy, Steven Ned and Scott Howard; her parents; two brothers and six sisters.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 12 p.m. at the LDS Beaver 3rd Ward Chapel (220 N Main, Beaver, Utah). Viewing was held on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at Southern Utah Mortuary (195 N 200 W, Beaver, UT), and again Saturday morning, February 10 at the church from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Interment was in the Mountain View Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be made at www.sumortuary.com.