Ruthann Tucker entered her place in heaven on Jan. 17, 2009, after battling a long-term illness. She will be missed greatly by her loving family and friends.
Ruthann came into this world on Oct. 14, 1938, in Township, Ill. She was born to Ray Goldsmith and Luella Reick. This is where she grew up and learned to be the loving person she was. In 1983, Ruthann married her soul mate, Bert Tucker. They lived in Garden Grove, Calif., where she owned and operated her own seamstress business for over 30 years. After she sold her business they decided it was time that they retire in Kingman to be closer to their family.
While in Kingman, Ruthann was very involved in the community. She served as the Commander of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit No. 10 multiple times as well as serving many state and national offices with the D.A.V.A. over her many years of service. Organizing community events for flag raisings and many different veterans' events was a thrill for Ruthann. Helping people was what she loved most.
When Ruthann wasn't helping veterans of our community she was taking care of her family. Ruthann had four sons, Jim Watson of Alabama, Neil Tucker and David Tucker, both of California, and Mark Tucker of Mexico. She also had three daughters, Teresa Vollberg and Suzanne Bartholomew, both of Kingman, and Carla Minks of Kentucky. With the children came many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved each of them as if they were the only one in the family, and had this special way of making them feel like they were always on top of the world.
Ruthann will be missed by many. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her heart was pure and full of joy. We are happy to know she is no longer suffering here on earth, and is finally at her final resting place in heaven with her mom and dad. Ruthann will be cremated and laid to rest in Kingman.
A memorial service will be held for Ruthann at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468.