Ruth Louise Reynolds
July 15, 1935 – November 24, 2018
Ruth Louise Reynolds, 83, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away in the early morning of Saturday, November 24, 2018. Ruth was born July 15, 1935 in Washington, Pennsylvania to Goldie Martin Fordyce and Wilbert Stewart Fordyce. After her father died in 1942, she was raised by her mother and Curtis Fordyce. Ruth graduated from Washington High School in Washington, Pennsylvania. She married Ray Reynolds of Larned, Kansas on January 1, 1956. Ray and Ruth moved their family from Washington, PA to Phoenix, Arizona in 1963. Ruth was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed camping with her friends and family, playing cards, and bingo.
She was preceded in death by her mother, father, step-father, younger brother Jim, and also her loving husband of 55 years, Ray Reynolds. She is survived by her son, Jim (daughter-in-law Karen) and daughter, Debbie (son-in-law Phil Shoemaker). She is also survived by four grandchildren: Tiffany (James Verbic), Jeremy, Michelle (Tanner Bowman), and Kellie (Ryan Conway), and five great-grandchildren: Hayley, Ryder, Jordan, Breccon, and Grayson. She also leaves her friend/sister-in-law, Vera Fordyce of Washington, PA as well as her brother-in-law Roy (sister-in-law Beverly) Reynolds of Marion, KS, her nieces/nephews Jim and Jeff Fordyce, Rick Brown, Roy Jr, Kathy Pratt, Kevin and Darin Reynolds.
A memorial service in honor of Ruth will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at West Resthaven Funeral Home, 6450 W Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in remembrance to: Hospice of the West, 21410 N 19th Ave, Ste. 100, Phoenix, AZ 85027.
Hospice of the West
21410 N 19th Avenue, Ste. 100, Phoenix, Arizona 85027
West Resthaven Funeral Home
6450 West Northern Avenue
Ruth Louise Reynolds
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Ed and Stella Santana
November 28, 2018
Our Prayers are with you Jim &Karen, Debbie & Phil,
May God give you strength during this time your going through.
We met your Mom & Dad when they first arrived here in Phoenix.
We became very good friends right away, let alone me working with Ray at
We spent a lot of time enjoying camping,fishing,water skiing,boating,& just partying in general!👍❤️.
We miss them both very much! and always will. R.I.P. Ray and Ruth, we Love you.
May God Bless your Family and keep them safe.
We will see you again someday🙏❤️
Ed and Stella Santana and Family.
November 27, 2018
R.I.P. Mom You will be missed. We Love you very much. I'm so happy that you are now back in the arms of Dad.