Frances A. RUCKMAN
Frances A. RUCKMAN
  • May 13, 1927 - May 1, 2017
  • Boulder, Colorado

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Frances Ann Ruckman of Boulder died May 1 at the age of 89. She was born May 13, 1927 in County Donegal, Ireland to James Gallagher and Bridget McDaid Gallagher. She married Jerry E. Ruckman on November 21, 1975 in Boulder. She graduated from high school in Ireland and attended Pierce Business College in Philadelphia. She worked for the Economics Institute and retired March 1998. She lived life to the fullest and enjoyed family, gardening, camping and traveling. Frances is survived by her husband Jerry of Boulder, two sisters Bridie McCormick of Philadelphia and Bernadette Cunningham of Ireland, as well as her three sons, Kevin Merrigan (Mariette) of Ft. Lauderdale, Sean Merrigan (Patty) of Boulder and Brian Merrigan (Celeste) of Arvada. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Chase Merrigan (Kristina), Tyler Merrigan, Kellen Merrigan, Matthew Merrigan and Ethan Merrigan, and one great grandchild, Victoria Merrigan.

Service will be held at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church on May 8 at 2:00 PM. Remembrance donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association (

Arrangements under the direction of Crist Mortuary, Boulder, CO.