Ruth P. Hague

July 30, 1929July 5, 2018

Ruth Pauline Hague of Prescott, Arizona went to be with her Lord on Thursday, July 5, 2018. She was looking forward to paradise where she would see her beloved husband Jack again. Ruth was born on July 30, 1929 in Portsmouth, Ohio. Ruth met Jack Hague at Kent State University in Kent Ohio and they married on December 27, 1953. She began her teaching career in a one-room school house in Red Oak, Iowa. Jack and Ruth had their one and only daughter, Susan in 1959. After growing tired of the cold winters, they moved to Phoenix in 1963. Ruth worked as a high school English teacher from 1963 to 1988 (most of this time at Camelback High School in Phoenix). Jack and Ruth were passionately involved, along with many others, in the formation and development of Copper Basin Bible Camp in Prescott, Arizona. Jack was an active board member for the camp for many years up till his passing in July 1999. Jack volunteered Ruth to cook during the summers at Copper Basin Bible Camp for its first 8 years of operation. Ruth was instrumental in founding Helping Hands, a fundraising organization for the camp. Ruth is a faithful member of the church of Christ from her baptism until now. Ruth was predeceased by her father (Paul T. Bagby), mother (Jean English Bagby), brother (Robert Bagby) and sister (Doris Bagby Harlow). Ruth is survived by her daughter, Susan Hoggatt (husband Jim). Ruth’s grandchildren include Lindsay James (husband Reuben) and Darren Hoggatt (wife Heidi). Ruth’s great grandchildren include Jack James and Hugo James. Ruth has one nephew, Mark Harlow, one niece, Karen Griffith, and many cousins in the Kentucky/Ohio area. The memorial service will be held at Camelback Church of Christ, 5225 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85018 on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 9am. The phone number for the Camelback Church of Christ office is 602-840-2661. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Copper Basin Bible Camp, c/o Camelback Church of Christ, 5225 E Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018 or donate online at


  • Funeral Service Monday, July 9, 2018

Ruth P. Hague

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Judy Scruggs

July 19, 2018

This world has lost a wonderful Christian lady . She was the friendliest and most generous friend I know. I remember the weekends that the ladies from Camelback church would spend with Ruth during the many ladies' retreats at Copper Basin first in her bunkhouse and then upstairs at her beautiful home in Prescott. I cherish those memories and Ruth will have a special place in my heart just as she did in my life. My heart is broken and my condolences to her wonderful family.

Glenna Trimble

July 9, 2018

When Tom and I were moving back to Scottsdale in 2006 after 19 years in Las Vegas, Ruth was then living in Prescott. When she heard that we had bought a home in Scottsdale, she wrote to us to tell us to be sure to try Randy's restaurant. She said that after she and Jack retired and moved to Scottsdale, she quit cooking and they ate dinner at Randy's almost every day. We took her advice and enjoyed many good meals at Randy's!

Janet Bentley

July 8, 2018

I met Ruth at South Portsmouth Ky where Sarah English Bentley lived with her husband John Henry Bentley . I married Buddy Joe 1960 I am still in the same home . The pie shaped lot is still where it was . Ruth was such a good person always thinking of others. I have many memories of all the sisters . I am now 75 thank God for my being able to get around.