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“We just returned home after spending the winter in Arizona and I was totally shocked to hear from a friend, Ruth Stephens who lives in Grand Rapids,...Read More »
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“As a member of IAAP, I always enjoyed seeing Ruth at our meetings. She was a joy to be around and I will miss seeing her at MDAM this year and in...Read More »
2 of 59 | Posted by: Marie Ouzoonian - Kalamazoo, MI

“Ruth and I became members of the Detroit Chapter NSA/PSI/IAAP in March 1975, and became good friends within a few short years of working together on...Read More »
3 of 59 | Posted by: Mary Cory - Windsor

“I will always remember what a stylish colorful lady she was. SHe will be missed . SHe was so vibrant and full of life it is hard to believe she is...Read More »
4 of 59 | Posted by: kris howard - toledo, OH

“I've known Ruth through IAAP and the many years we were at Michigan Division and Internatioal meetings. She will be missed. She was such a fun...Read More »
5 of 59 | Posted by: Mary - Muskegon, MI

“You have my deepest sympathy, and pray God will comfort all of you daily. I truly understand your pain, and just wanna. Say keep all her memories...Read More »
6 of 59 | Posted by: toforaya williams - MI

“I was so sorry to hear about Ruth. She was a remarkable woman with an endless amount of enthusiasm and energy. I enjoyed working with her at United...Read More »
7 of 59 | Posted by: Linda Remington - Beverly Hills, MI

“Ruth provided excellent administrative support to our father Fred Meier at Burroughs Corporation when he was an executive there. She provided...Read More »
8 of 59 | Posted by: Stephen Meier - Sunnyvale, CA

“The lady with the jewelry and what a lovely lady. Her smiling face and warm heart will be missed. ”
9 of 59 | Posted by: Paula Foy - Rochester Hills, MI

“Rest in peace Ruthie! You will be missed!!! ”
10 of 59 | Posted by: Bonnie. Miller - Detroit, MI

“My condolences to the family of Ruth Carroll. She was a mentor and I vividly recall our lively discussions over recording minutes and parliamentary...Read More »
11 of 59 | Posted by: Susan Shamali - Wyoming, MI

“I will miss Ruth so much. We worked together for many years. Although we lived far apart, we communicated often. She was such an active person and...Read More »
12 of 59 | Posted by: Sharon Lenhart - Spokane Valley, WA

“Our thoughts and prayers to Ruth's entire family. She was a favorite long time client of ours, and will be deeply missed. With Sympathy, Pat...Read More »
13 of 59 | Posted by: Pat Scott Jewelers - MI

“My heart broke to hear of Ruth's passing. Ruth so loved life. After a full career in the corporate world, she didn't set back and retire. She...Read More »
14 of 59 | Posted by: Lynn Anderson - Rochester, MI

“Our deepest sympathies to the family of Ms. Ruth Carroll on her passing. We had the pleasure of working with her at United Way for many years. She...Read More »
15 of 59 | Posted by: Cathy & Anthony Haynes - Ann Abor, MI

“I enjoyed her spirit, class and style. She was an inspiration to me. ”
16 of 59 | Posted by: Gaylotta Murray - Canton, MI

“Ruth was an excellent co-worker, always upbeat and smiling. Didn't mind sharing information. My sincere sympathy and prayers to the family. God...Read More »
17 of 59 | Posted by: Wilma Orange Ruffin - Macomb, MI

“I will miss Ruth at church. Her beautiful smile and kind words were always there. Ruth was so active at church and an asset. She will be missed. ”
18 of 59 | Posted by: Phyllis Skora - Warren, MI

“A great lady, always admired her spunk. May she rest in peace. Prayers to her family. ”
19 of 59 | Posted by: Frances Gutierrez - Detroit, MI

“Ruth was an inspiration to me and so many others who worked with her at United Way. She will be sorely missed but not forgotten. Jacqueline Jones ”
20 of 59 | Posted by: Jacqueline Jones - Ellenwood, GA

“My deepest sympathies go out to Ruth's family. I worked with Ruth for many years at United Way and loved how she so enjoyed life. She lit up the...Read More »
21 of 59 | Posted by: Patricia McCann - MI

“I worked with Ruth at United Way. She always was willing to help in any way she could. She was truly a class act! ”
22 of 59 | Posted by: Charity Ferguson - Detroit, MI

“My heartfelt prayers to the family of Ruth Carroll. She was a beautiful spirit who lived and loved life to the fullest! She will be missed dearly!...Read More »
23 of 59 | Posted by: Theresa Sampson - Detroit, MI

“I am truly saddened by Ruth's passing. Ruth was such an amazing person bringing laughter and fun at every turn. I so appreciated her view on life,...Read More »
24 of 59 | Posted by: Heather Wendt - Ann Arbor, MI

“I am greatly saddened by the loss of Ruth. She was a joy to be with and I always enjoyed her company. Unfortunately, I am out of town so I cannot...Read More »
25 of 59 | Posted by: Onita Fitz - Rochester Hills, MI

“I first met Ruth through the Sailing Singles Club. She was always such a fun gal. Always enjoyed her company on the water sailing. We also...Read More »
26 of 59 | Posted by: Julie Pawlos - Shelby Township, MI

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Ruth was a colleague of mine working in the Executive Office at United Way. She was a very active and...Read More »
27 of 59 | Posted by: Rashida Patel - Detroit, MI

“My heart is saddened with the loss of Ruth. She was a mentor and friend in IAAP and I always looked forward to seeing her every year at our annual...Read More »
28 of 59 | Posted by: Ruth Sorensen, MD IAAP President - MI

“My deepest sympathy to Ruth’s family and her many IAAP friends, I wish I had more time to get to know Ruth. Our paths crossed briefly at IAAP...Read More »
29 of 59 | Posted by: Jan Carrell Stewart - Ann Arbor, MI

“Ruth was such an awesome person, full of life and vitality, always smiling, always a positive role model for many of us. I knew her through IAAP. We...Read More »
30 of 59 | Posted by: Cheryl Mangiapane - MI

“My sympathies go out to Ruth's family during this very sad and difficult time. I met Ruth many years ago when she started coming to Macomb Chapter...Read More »
31 of 59 | Posted by: Joyce Genat - Rochester Hills, MI

“I always looked forward to seeing Ruth at IAAP events. From the first time I met her, she made me feel like a friend. She always made me smile. She...Read More »
32 of 59 | Posted by: Heather Thomas - Elsie, MI

“May God Bless her, I am a IAAP member served along with Ruth on the Executive Board. ”
33 of 59 | Posted by: Debra Reed - Canton, MI

“To the Ruth Family: I feel your loss and all the people who knew Ruthie will feel the loss. Ruth was on alot of trips with us with sailing singles....Read More »
34 of 59 | Posted by: Martin Speshock - Shelby Township, MI

“What a wonderful women. Such a joy to know her. I will never forget her laugh. ”
35 of 59 | Posted by: Ralph - Sterling Heights, MI

“Ruth was much enjoyed by the Sailing singles club. This where I met her and what a delightful friend she became. Will miss seeing her ”
36 of 59 | Posted by: JoAnn Mok - Macomb, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with Ruth's family. As a fellow member of the IAAP association, I will always remember Ruth to stand out in the crowd....Read More »
37 of 59 | Posted by: Jo Lazzara CPS - Sterling Heights, MI

“I have some very fond memories of Ruth from the old PSI, then IAAP days. She was a wonderful lady filled with such joy. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
38 of 59 | Posted by: Sue Nowicki - Bay City, MI

“I got to know Ruth through IAAP. She always had a smile on her face, always positive, and made you feel welcome. I will miss seeing her smiling face...Read More »
39 of 59 | Posted by: Marcia Barrette-Rushton - MI

“The world has lost a special angel. Ruth was a wonderful, vibrant, classy lady. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and with everyone who...Read More »
40 of 59 | Posted by: Mary Gavin - Sterling Heights, MI

“you were bigger than life, loving, caring, generous, happy, strong. you were an inspiration for the art of living and enjoying life. so glad that i...Read More »
41 of 59 | Posted by: Roula Abi Akl - MI

“It was such a pleasure knowing you, Ruth. Always joyful and kind! I loved to see your face light up as you bent down to greet all of the children at...Read More »
42 of 59 | Posted by: Jenni Campbell - Chesterfield, MI

“Ruth will be missed by IAAP for she was always smiling and always saw the best in everyone. I feel blessed to have known her. ”
43 of 59 | Posted by: Julie A. Green - Clare, MI

“I will miss Ruth's smiling face at our sailing functions in addition to all her "well wishes". She was so enthusiastic and enjoyed everyone in the...Read More »
44 of 59 | Posted by: Shiirl Hathaway - Macomb, MI

“You will be deeply missed. I'll always remember your smile, laughter and your zest for life. I'm so glad I got to know you and count you as a...Read More »
45 of 59 | Posted by: Mary Hart - San Diego, CA

“Gosh. I don't know where to start. Ruthie was my travel buddy for many years as well as a very dear friend. Her enthusiasm for life and positive...Read More »
46 of 59 | Posted by: Jan Gaulin - Sterling Heights, MI

“Ruth, so sorry to hear you have left us. I too knew you from IAAP. Yes, I remember you most as a firecracker! You could just tell you loved life to...Read More »
47 of 59 | Posted by: Colleen Zazo - Warren, MI

“Ruth was one of the most pleasant persons that I have ever met. Everytime we saw each other she was smiling and happy. She was a joy to be around....Read More »
48 of 59 | Posted by: Toni Whitson CAP-OM - MI

“It was an honor to get to know such a beautiful and vibrant women through our mutual involvement in IAAP. She was a joy and a pleasure to be with. ...Read More »
49 of 59 | Posted by: Debbie Johnson - Dallas, TX

“Ruth was such a bright light at our chapter meetings. I am so glad to have had her as part of our Oakland County Chapter family. She was a blessing...Read More »
50 of 59 | Posted by: Deb Monroe - Pontiac, MI

“Blessings to Ruth. She was a lovely lady and will be missed by everyone, especially her IAAP friends. ”
51 of 59 | Posted by: Yvonne Cunningham, CAP-OM - MI

“Sending our sincere condolences for the loss of such a vibrant and beautiful lady. I'm honored to have known Ruth through our mutual association with...Read More »
52 of 59 | Posted by: Karen Parker - Summerfield, FL

“My condolences to Ruthie's family. She was so very active and energetic in her involvement with IAAP and I always looked forward to visiting with...Read More »
53 of 59 | Posted by: Kelly Reggio - Portage, MI

“I met Ruth through IAAP. She was a spit-fire of an individual. I'm going to miss her zest for life and seeing her with all those bracelets! Enjoy...Read More »
54 of 59 | Posted by: Del Harris - Warren, MI

“To Ruth's family I wish to express my deepest sympathy on your loss. I have known Ruth for 50 years and have sung together in choir, at Christ...Read More »
55 of 59 | Posted by: Margaret Cawood - Winter Haven, FL

“I had the pleasure of meeting Ruth at a Michigan Division IAAP Conference. Never have I met a woman so full of life! I am so glad to have made her...Read More »
56 of 59 | Posted by: Jennifer Mitchell - Otsego, MI

“Rest in Peace Ruthie. It was way too early for you to meet your maker. You were so full of life, always smiling, laughing, dancing, partying,...Read More »
57 of 59 | Posted by: Diana Kengel - Chesterfield, MI

“Ruth, I will always carry the fond memories of the joy you experienced at our family holiday gatherings when my Grandkids would arrive. You so...Read More »
58 of 59 | Posted by: Elizabeth Campbell - Warren, MI

“Ruth will be dearly missed,she was one of the most vibrant, active women I have had the pleasure of calling a friend ”
59 of 59 | Posted by: Carol Baetz - Hartland, MI

Ruth Virginia Carroll, born July 29, 1928 in Detroit, went to be with the Lord Feb. 13, 2013. She is the mother of David C. (Judi) Louzon, James E. (Tina) Louzon, and the late Douglas C. Louzon. Grandmother of Michelle (Jon) Levering and Erin Fairman. Great grandmother to Austin and Mitchell Levering and Oliver Fairman. Her mother, father, sister, and brother preceded Ruth in death. Ruth was a long time member of the International Association of Administrative Assistants (IAAP). She was a long time choir member and participated in many other volunteer opportunities, as they came along, at Christ Lutheran Church. She also volunteered for The Parade Company, and enjoyed many years of walking in the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Ruth traveled extensively, including China, Indonesia, Thailand, Africa, which was a request from a struggling Lutheran Tanzanian community to help them with putting together a successful women's group. Most countries in Europe via cruising, and many cities in Mexico. She walked the Great Wall (China) and climbed the Sydney Bridge (Australia). Visitation Friday, 2-9 pm at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 1/2 mile) Warren. Service Saturday, 11:00 am at Christ Lutheran Church, 32300 Schoenherr, Warren. Instate 10:00 am. Memorial contributions to Christ Lutheran Church.

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