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Ruth Ann (Alexander) Wight (2003)

ALEXANDER, MATTHAES, MCHOSE, MILLER, MORRIS, WIGHT

Posted By: Eileen Reed
Date: 4/6/2020 at 13:30:17

The Billings Gazette
Billings, Montana
Sunday, November 30, 2003
Page 34, Column 4

Ruth Ann Wight

Ruth Ann Wight, 86, of Billings, passed away on Friday morning, Nov. 28, 2003, at the Billings Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Ruth Ann Wight was born at Winterset, Iowa, the daughter of Irving and Adelaide (Miller) Alexander on June 22, 1917. She attended school in Iowa, graduating from Simpson College and doing graduate work at Drake University and the University of Iowa. She taught junior and senior high school for a number of years.

She married Lysle Wight at Winterset on June 4, 1955. They lived first at Big Horn and Custer and moved in 1957 to Hardin, where Lysle was a mechanic for Miles & Ulmer. He preceded her in death on June 24, 1998.

After being active in the United Methodist Church in Hardin and serving as district and conference president of Woman's Society of Christian Service, she enrolled for courses at St Paul's School of Theology in Kansas City.

In 1971, she was appointed to the Carbon County Parish as an associate pastor, She was ordained an elder in the United Methodist Church and served Montana churches in Carbon County, Ashland and Whitehall as well as Ten Sleep and Hyattville in Wyoming.

Following her retirement in 1983, she served as an interim pastor at Lovell and Deaver, Wyo, and Hardin and Carbon County in Montana.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Grace (Dale) Matthaes and their daughter, Rebecca; one brother, Curt of Winterset, Iowa and two nieces, Vicky Morris of Iowa and Judy McHose of Maryland.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, at Grace United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 1935 Ave. B, Billings, MT 59102, or to the charity of one's choice. Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


 

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