Ruth Iras Goodrich, of Pinedale, Wyoming passed away Friday July 13, 2018 at the Sublette Center in Pinedale. Ruth was born Wednesday, July 9, 1930 in Wheatland, Wyoming to Gordon C. and Margaret H. Wilson. Ruth had one brother James (Donna) Wilson of Glendo, Wyoming.
Ruth was born into Wyoming pioneer families and dearly loved the close knit ties formed through the bond of the ranching communities in Platte County Wyoming. Ruth attended school in Glendo, Wyoming graduating valedictorian with the class of 1947. She attended the University of Wyoming until marrying Neil Chauncey Goodrich in 1949.
Ruth always loved hiking with her friends and hiking clubs she belonged to. Her hikes took her to the top of Laramie Peak and to the Phantom Ranch in the bottom of the Grand Canyon at age 65. As she aged she still enjoyed hiking and talking.
Ruth is survived by her brother James (Donna) Wilson; sons Charles (Cyd) Goodrich of Pinedale, WY and Ron (Becky) Goodrich of Steamboat Springs, CO; grandchildren Andrea (James) Rogers of Filer, ID, Lisa (Ben) Carter of Pinedale, WY, Chauncey (Angela) Goodrich of Pinedale, WY and Callie (Jake) Drury of Steamboat Springs, CO; great-grandchildren Clancy Rogers, Emma Rogers, Lexie Goodrich, Braiden Carter, Bele Rogers, Samuel Rogers, Grant Carter, Candice Goodrich, Logan Drury and Lincoln Drury.
She is preceded in death by her parents Gordon and Margaret Wilson.
Ruth knew Jesus as her savior. In her final days she demonstrated to her family that the delivering grace of God is a reality. Grace, in the person, work, life, death and resurrection of Jesus made a difference. We praise God for his affirmation and perfect timing.
Ruth will be interred at the Glendo Wyoming Community Cemetery, and her services will be on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Glendo, Wyoming