Ruth E. Hathaway

Ruth E. Hathaway

Mar 21, 1934 - Apr 21, 2009
Ruth E. Hathaway of Riverton died Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at her home. She was 75 years old.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 24, 2009 at Davis Funeral Home in Riverton with Pastor Jim Smith of Faith Baptist Church in Shoshoni officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

Ruth Evelyn Hathaway was born in Polson, Mont., on March 21, 1934, to Donald J. Hathaway and Violet May (Rider) Hathaway. She grew up in Polson. She moved to Prescott, Ariz., in 1976, then to Shoshoni in 1995 and Riverton in 2000.

She received her nurses’ training in California and was a licensed practical nurse until her retirement.

She married Gene Van Winkle in Prescott, Ariz. He preceded her in death.

Ms. Hathaway was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Shoshoni.

The family said Ms. Hathaway enjoyed reading, drawing and painting, and she loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Ms. Hathaway is survived by sons Richard Brooks and his wife Diana of Washington Tricities, William Jay Brander and his wife Nena of Twin Falls, Idaho and Zane Edmond Vernoy and his wife Stacy of Billings, Mont.; daughters Vida Bell Regan of Washington Tricities, Yvonne Marie Lewis and her husband Russell of Shoshoni, Herriet “Peggy” Armor of Missoula, Mont.; two brothers, Pete Hathaway and Bill Hathaway; sister, Donna Hathaway; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Gene Van Winkle; daughter Yvonne Marie Brander; twin children; sisters, Lanorah Sheperd and Ruby Symington; brother, Mark Hathaway.

Memorials may be made to the Faith Baptist Church of Shoshoni care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.

On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com.