Ruth Cruikshank San Angelo Ruth Cruikshank, 91, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. She died peacefully with family present. Ruth was born May 3, 1925 in Auburn, Michigan to proud parents, Minnie and Arnold Hufnagel. The family moved to Denver, Colorado because Arnold had TB. While there, Ruth met Harold Richard Cruikshank at the VA Hospital, whose father also had TB. They were married in April, 1943, and Dick entered the Army. After Dick's discharge, they lived in Denver while Dick attended College. They then lived in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico and San Antonio, Texas. After Dick's retirement, they moved back to Albuquerque where Ruth worked for J.C.Penney's in the Women's Clothing Department. This is where she developed her strong love for women's fashions, jewelry and "bling". After Dick's death in 2000, she moved to Dallas and then to San Angelo in 2007. She lived in Myrtlewood Estates for three years; then, after a severe illness was moved to Regency House. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dick and brother Kenny. She is survived by her daughters, Pamela Ulrich and husband John of San Angelo and Deborah Loinette and husband Mike of Malakoff, Texas; her grandchildren, Lisa Erwin and husband Eric, John Richard Ulrich and wife Mary Helen, Jeff Loinette and wife Cindy, Tiffany Francis and husband Scott, and Greg Loinette; eleven great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family wishes to thank the staff of Regency House for their care the last seven years and to Hospice of San Angelo for their loving care the last month. A Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Regency House Care Center. Pastor Randy Bush of Harris Avenue Baptist Church and Pastor Paul Zwarich of Calvary Lutheran Church will conduct the service. Interment of the remains will be held at a later date in Santa Fe National Cemetery in New Mexico. Arrangements are by Shaffer Funeral Home/Sherwood Way. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation for Alzheimer's Research or to your favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at shafferpioneer.com .
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