Ruth Cooper Hair

Ruth Cooper Hair, age 74, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 12, 2018 at her home in Grayslake, IL.  She was born on June 19, 1943 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada to Laurence Clark and Inez (Stevens) Cooper.  Ruth was a graduate of Cedar High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Southern Utah State College. She married Calvin Thomas Hair on September 5, 1964. They adopted two children and eventually settled in Newbury Park, CA for 25 years before retiring in Cedar City, UT. 

 Ruth loved music, art, literature, and theater. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed sewing clothing, Brazilian embroidery, quilts, and collectible teddy bears. She was devoted to her husband and two children, and to serving in the LDS church. 

 She is survived by her daughter Karyn (Bill), her son Jesse (Alison), her sisters Daphne (Gardiner), and Necia (Harl), her brothers Hal (Nadine), David (Pam), and Howard (Lavonne), her grandchildren: Silas, Ruth, Calvin, and Clayton, and many nieces and nephews. 

 Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Cedarview Ward Building on 1925 W 320 South, Cedar City. A viewing will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at Southern Utah Mortuary. On Monday the viewing will be held prior to services from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Church. Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to 


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ruth’s name to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at 

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