Ruth Ann Manley, our dear beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many, passed away and returned to our Heavenly Father Sunday, September 4, 2022 in her sleep due to natural causes. She passed away peacefully at Heritage Park Nursing home in Roy, Utah.
Mom was born April 16, 1951, in El Pao, Texas to William Edward and Peggy Ann Searle Morrison because her dad was in the Army, she lived and traveled to many places.
Mom graduated from Davis High School in 1969. She went to Weber State College where she and our dad met. After a long courtship since Dad joined the Army, they were married and sealed for all time and eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple on April 2, 1971. Through this union they had three sons, Brent LaMar, Donnie Wayne and Steven Joseph and then came two daughters, Brenda Lee and Karyn Lynn.
Mom held many church callings such as Sunday School teacher, Primary Teacher, Primary President, Young Women’s President, Visiting Teacher, Librarian, and message leader Her favorite calling she enjoyed the most was being a Visiting Teacher. She had some wonderful visiting teachers she enjoyed seeing faithfully each month, Di Smith, Brenda Guymon of Layton, and most recently Kendra Jones and Tiffany Lister of Syracuse.
Because our dad was in the Army, she traveled to many places, plus lived in Nurnberg, Germany. While there they went on a temple trip to London which she was able to come within inches of the Queen Elizabeth 2nd of England, then they went to the Switzerland Temple and spent three days there. They lived in Fort Lee Virginia for 7-1/2 years, then back to Nurnberg Germany (Where she was the PTA President), and then to Fort Knox Kentucky. Afterwards they moved to Layton, Utah for about 34 years from 1988 to 2017, and finally settled in Syracuse, Utah in 2017.
Mom enjoyed reading, writing letters, and chatting with friends on the phone for quite a while if possible. She also prefers to watch game shows.
The dates of her birth and death are significant to how she lived her life; it is the “dash” between those dates that are important.
Mom had a strong belief in God, and she knew she was loved by her Heavenly Father, husband, children, friends and she knew the atonement was real.
Mom is survived by our dad - Brent, her husband of 51 years. She is also survived by her children: Brent, Donnie (Stephanie), Steven, Brenda (Marcus), and Karyn; her siblings - six brothers: Richard (Sue), Craig, Scott, Mike (Anita), Billy (Lynn) and Brooks (Doris) and 1 sweet sister Susan plus many grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents William and Peggy, grandparents and several aunts and uncles.
Our mother loved butterflies, so every time you see one, think of her.
Do not cry for her or be sad, just know that she had a wonderful life and she’s happy, content and in a better place.
Funeral services will be held Monday, September, 12, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah. Friends may visit with family from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary prior to the service.
Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton