West Resthaven Funeral Home & Resthaven Park Cemetery

6450 West Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ


Sarah Ruth Edwards

February 20, 1932August 25, 2019

Sarah “Ruth” Edwards, 87, passed away peacefully at home on August 25, 2019 in Dana Point, California. Funeral services will be held at West Resthaven Mortuary Chapel, 6450 W Northern Ave, Glendale, Arizona on September 7, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. Visitation will be held at 1:00 P.M. prior to the service. West Resthaven Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements. Ruth was born in Peoria, Arizona to C.M. and Sarah Edith Edwards on February 20,1932. She graduated from Peoria High School and went on to earn her B.A. from Pasadena College in Pasadena, California. She taught school in Arizona, California, and Michigan. After retiring from teaching, Ruth opened a daycare/preschool business. She provided a safe Christian environment for children. Ruth spent most of her adult life in the Flint, Michigan area. After closing her business, Ruth moved to Dana Point, California with her niece. She loved volunteering at church, a hospice group, and the hospital. She especially enjoyed traveling around the U.S. and Canada with friends and family in her motorhome. Ruth is survived by nieces, Martha Burns of Dana Point, California, Linda D’Avola of Tempe, Arizona, Joyce Classen of Prescott Valley, Arizona, and nephews, John Burns of Peoria, Arizona and Ken Edwards of Pasadena, California as well as sister-in-law Florence Edwards of Pasadena, California. She is also survived by many great-nieces and great-nephews in Arizona, California, and Colorado.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:

Operation Smile, operationsmile.org, 888 677-6453

St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, stjude.org, 800 822-6344, Memorial ID# 11731104

Faith Christian Church Campus Ministry U of A Acct # 74, faithchristianchurchtucson.org, 520 888-0005


  • Visitation Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, September 7, 2019


Sarah Ruth Edwards

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Phyllis Ing

September 10, 2019

We were honored to have Aunt Ruth join our ladies small group when she moved to CA. Ruth was beautiful, genuine and at times very serious with her hilarious sense of humor. It was wonderful to have her life experiences and wisdom in our ladies group. Ruth was great in setting the example of how to grow gracefully each passing year.
We were blessed for over 6 yrs. to know and love Aunt Ruth. We look forward to one day uniting with her in heaven.

God Bless all who had the privilege of knowing Ruth!
Phyllis Ing

Kathy Landon

August 31, 2019

I was blessed to have known Ruth for 39 years, and to have been chosen by her as her "Adopted Daughter" .She was a absolutely amazing woman. She was my son's third grade teacher and She made me the person I am today by the examples and lesson of life she taught me. I will miss her dearly but I know I will see her again. She touched many lives here on Michigan and everywhere she went .