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Linda M. Ruward

Linda M. Ruward

Mar 23, 1944 - Jan 25, 2012
Linda M. Ruward of Riverton died on Wednesday evening, Jan. 25, 2012, at the age of 67.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton, preceded by a viewing at noon. The Rev. Jon Martin officiates.

Cremation will take place and inurnment will be at the family gravesite at Milford.

Linda Marie Willcox was born in Lander on Thurs., March 23, 1944, the daughter of Noel Hazzard Willcox and Ruby Rose (White) Willcox (Steers.)

Mrs. Ruward was a homemaker, having married Bruce Charles Ruward on Nov. 16, 1967, in Dubois.

The couple had lived in Riverton for the past 11 years, coming here from Powell where they lived for 19 years, before living in Jeffrey City.

Mrs. Ruward was of the Christian faith.

She was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Auxiliary 2426 in Powell.

Her family said she enjoyed spending time with her family, painting, doing crafts, and reading. They said that in her earlier years, she enjoyed camping at Christina Lake and spending time, winter and summer, on Green Mountain.

Survivors include her husband, Bruce Ruward of Riverton; sons, Brad Ruward of Powell and Jim Ruward of Missoula, Mont.; daughters, Vickie Herron, and Barbara Smith and her husband Steve, all of Riverton; seven grandchildren, Jennifer and Nathan Smith, Shawnna Herron, Shane Herron, Gwen and Jason Cousins, Brett and Allison Atkinson, Jason and Anna Atkinson, and Justin and Yvonne Atkinson; 13 great grandchildren; a brother, Jim Willcox of Rawlins and his wife Fonda; a sister, Ruby Noeleen Parks of Norfolk, Va., and her husband George; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruby Steers and Noel Willcox; step-father, Kenneth Steers; an infant sister; an infant daughter, Becky Noeleen; son-in-law, Rick Herron; brother-in-law, Ron Curtis, and mother- and father-in-law, Hazel and Charlie Ruward.

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