Ruth Naomi Roden

March 11, 1932June 25, 2019

Ruth Naomi Roden, 87 of Greeley, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Grace Pointe of Greeley. She was born March 11, 1932 in Bucyrus, OH, to Emmett and Amanda (Bonen) Smith.

Ruth, a world traveler, loved to share her passion for travelling with her family. She took her entire family on an African safari and took her grandchildren to Mexico each year. Her true joy was spending time with her grandchildren.

She had a great passion for playing Duplicate Bridge earning the title of Life Master. She was a member of the Greeley Country Club for over 20 years and enjoyed participating in the Ladies 9-Hole Golf League. Ruth was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Joy Roden and Jamie (Roger) Knoph; and her three grandchildren, Amanda and Bruce Knoph, and Noelle Roden.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; and five brothers.

The family will be holding a private service honoring Ruth.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Muscular Dystrophy Association in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 6521 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80634.


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Jill Johnson

July 6, 2019

Please accept our heartfelt condolences. May Ruth Naomi Roden rest in eternal peace.
Sincerely with love and hope,
Jill & Bob Johnson

Eileen Seris

July 4, 2019

Joy and Jamie,
Your mom was a great friend and neighbor. We miss her.
Mike and Eileen Seris

Linda and Jack Schreiber

July 1, 2019

Ruth was an amazing woman and we enjoyed seeing her at the Greeley Country Club. She will be very missed by all she ever met.
Lovingly, Linda and Jack Schreiber

Clara McKee

June 30, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss! Ruth was such a class act and always so kind. I have fond memories of her from when I was a little girl when Amanda and I would have our play dates and enjoyed hearing about her traveling tales with my Gpa Lowell and Gma Louise. She and Gma Louise are pry up in heaven playing Bridge as we speak! Love to you all, Clara & family

Mary (Mallotto) Hipp

June 27, 2019

Joy and Jamie, your mom was such a great person and Smith family member. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt and cousin. As a child, I looked up to my Aunt Ruth. She was always laughing, smiling and had a great sense of humor. We loved our Aunt Ruth and will miss her so much.

I have such wonderful memories of Aunt Ruth. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and your families.

Cousin Mary