Ruth Tuckett Blankenship

September 21, 1943June 3, 2018

Ruth Blankenship

Sept. 21, 1943 to June 3, 2018

Born to Marie and G. Lawrence Tuckett in Lake Shore, Utah, Ruth passed away peacefully, at home, after a series of strokes, surrounded by her daughters and husband.

Family was of utmost importance in her life, as well as her love of travel, shopping, doing her crafts projects, and playing any kind of card/dice game with friends and family.

She was a kind-hearted, loving woman, whose smile put you at ease. After high school, she trained to become a hairdresser and moved to Henderson, NV, where she met and married her true love, Bob Blankenship. In the late 1970’s, she went back to school and got her teaching certificate to became a Teacher of Cosmetology at VoTech High School until she retired early to travel the country with Bob.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Marie; her father, Lawrence; her daughter, Debra Blankenship Materis Llshiabat; and great-grandchild, Michael Materis.

Ruth is survived by her husband Bob, daughters Tina Mullis (& her husband Roger), Melanie Blankenship (& lifetime partner Louis Rivali), as well as brothers George, Gary, and Larry Tuckett; sisters, Marian Astle and Sherry Tuckett; grandchildren Nicholas Manteris ( & wife Jessica), Christina Manteris, and Edward Llshiabat; and great granddaughter, Isabella Manteris plus numerous loving nieces and nephews.

No services will be planned per Ruth’s wishes.


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Randa Todd

June 6, 2018

Ruth was my sister-in-law, and my friend. She teased me every birthday because she was younger than me ( by a few months), and then I got her back when she caught up with me.

Ruth was an inspiration to me because of all her talents and all the energy she had for shopping with her girls every Black Friday. Christmas time brought her joy and there was never an empty spot under the Christmas tree.

When it came to family, she always showed unconditional love and loyalty.

When she and Bob traveled in their RV, my sister and I frequently connected with them in one of the RV parks they were staying in, and we so enjoyed all the lovely places we saw and the fun we had together.

I was not for playing games, but, believe when Ruth was nearby, and a game was on, she taught me how to play and I enjoyed playing.

Although God called her too early, I know she was in terrible pain the past few months and now she's at peace.

I will miss her, but treasure the time we had together.

Jodi Mullis

June 6, 2018

She was my second mom! And she had no compunction about treating me like one of her daughters. I remember that you didn’t tell her that you were bored because she would put you to work right away! I remember her giving us a squirt bottle and a rag and “letting” us wash the walls of the living room! She was formidable at the game table and I was blessed to be able to play one last game of Yahtzee with her. I love you so much Aunt Ruth! I will miss you! I have so many memories to comfort me. Thank you for loving me!