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Ruth Bright

Oct 10, 2014


Ruth Bright, 76, of Rolette, ND passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Rolette Community Care Center in the loving arms of her family.

Funeral Services for Ruth will be held on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ebenezer Lutheran Brethren Church, Rolette with Pastor Trudy Dumont officiating. Ruth will be laid to rest in the Rolette Cemetery.

Ruth, daughter of Reverend Thomas and Lillian (Anderson) Adam was born on June 30, 1938 at Devils Lake, ND. As a Pastor’s daughter, the family lived in various towns in the Midwest. Ruth graduated from Greybull High School in Wyoming in 1956. She then attended the Abbott School of Nursing in Minnesota. She graduated as a Registered Nurse and began working at the local hospital in the Greybull, Wyoming area.

While helping her sister and family at the LU Sheep Company, Ruth met Arnie Bright and they were married on September 22, 1962 in Greybull. After marriage, Ruth continued to work at the local hospital until 1966 when the family moved to Rolette, ND and made it their home for the rest of their lives. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Arnie passed away on January 22, 2014.

Ruth began nursing at the Rolette Community Hospital in 1966. She was a loving, caring, and dedicated nurse. When the hospital became the Community Care Center, Ruth continued her dedicated service and sharing her nursing skills at the care center. She also held the position as a MDS Coordinator and Ruth retired in 2007. After retirement, Ruth and Arnie took pride in spending time with their grandchildren.

Ruth’s caring nature, dedication to her family, friends and patients, her steadfast faith was never wavering. Caring for her family always came first, but she made everyone feel they were the most important person in her life. She was always the first one to welcome newcomers to the community with a special treat, such as her world famous Special K Bars and Chocolate Chip cookies. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and baking and shared those creations with everyone. She collected angels and nativity scenes. She was an avid Vikings fan, but because she loved her granddaughter so much she made a Green Bay Packer Blanket. Ruth was a Grandma who loved her grandchildren and treasured every moment with them.

Before they were grandparents, Ruth and Arnie were the biggest fans of their daughters, attending every school event they participated in and always giving a “Yahoo” in loving support and making each and every birthday special.

Ruth was a member of the Rolette Presbyterian Church and later the St. John Presbyterian Church.

Ruth is survived by her daughters Julie and Ron Stromswold, Audubon, PA and Kathy and Jeff Morrow, Wolford, ND; grandchildren Hanna Lewis (Brice Baker), Breanne Lewis and Josh, Zach and Peyton Morrow; great grandchildren Harper and Amaya; sisters Janet and Buck Leonard, Green River, WY and Barb and Dayle Anderson, Hamilton, MT; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Geneva Baird, Thermopolis, WY, and Frank Phillips, Aurora, CO; and several nieces and nephews.

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