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Ruth Ann Tanner

Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 5:00 am

Ruth Ann Tanner, 83, died April 1, 2013, at Phoenix Banner Desert Sam with an unexpected bout of pneumonia. She was born Oct. 27, 1929, in Pampa, Texas.

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  • OldTimer posted at 10:11 pm on Tue, Apr 16, 2013.

    OldTimer Posts: 6

    Ruth Ann, only knew you for 2 years but I do know that you are going to be missed. I never saw you frown and you were always in a good mood. Rest in Peace.

  • papajoe posted at 3:08 pm on Wed, Apr 17, 2013.

    papajoe Posts: 1

    I met Ruth Ann when I was shopping in the store where she worked. If she was working, I made a special effort to have her help me. She was a wonderful and classy lady. We'll miss her greatly.

  • mtnboyone posted at 6:09 pm on Wed, Apr 17, 2013.

    mtnboyone Posts: 2

    Thanks folks for the kind words about my mom...
    Lost my Father thirteen years ago, living in New Mexico.
    Now, my mom....this one has been a tuff one..
    Send any extra energy you don't need my way..

  • leetseepaz posted at 9:35 pm on Thu, Apr 18, 2013.

    leetseepaz Posts: 31

    So sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. She was a very sweet, very special lady. Always smiling; she loved her family, loved her job and she will be missed. God has a fantastic angel with him. You are missed dear Ruth. Prayers to her family, she spoke of you all and loved you so. God Bless.

  • Reed83 posted at 12:16 am on Sun, Apr 21, 2013.

    Reed83 Posts: 7

    [sad] it's sad to know my dear friend Ruth has passed , she was a sweet lady and was always so nice to me and my family when we went to Walmart. She will be miss. She had great customer service skills. I'm so going to miss her.may god with the family. Rest in peace Ruth. [sad]

  • lavenderlady posted at 10:53 am on Sun, Apr 21, 2013.

    lavenderlady Posts: 2

    Ruth Ann had returned to work after being out with pneumonia and I spoke with her. She told me she had felt better and I was very glad to see her. After a couple days off I returned to work and learned she had passed. I was so very shocked, first, and second so very, very sad.
    I remember speaking with her several times and she told me of her former professional, managerial life. She was quite an inspiration without even knowing it. I was amazed at her life experiences and wisdom. She had no regrets, accepted and loved her life. helped me find different ways to look at my own life situation with gratitude and anticipation instead of one of bitterness and regret. I never told her how she'd helped me, I thought I'd have more times to speak to her, yet God had different plans.
    Ruth Ann, you are an inspiration to me to be a much better, happier person. I am honored and grateful to have known you briefly but profoundly in this life. I know you are in the most beautiful place possible. Your family is very fortunate to have had you for so many years. Thank you. Bless you. Hug 12 angels a day.

  • neeka3 posted at 11:54 am on Sun, Apr 21, 2013.

    neeka3 Posts: 6

    Dana, I was shocked to see this in the paper. I am so sorry and pleas take comfort in knowing she was a most incredible person. Seeing her in Safeway a few times recently, it was strange to think I saw her just before she ended up in the hospital. I say this for the rest of the your family and all the people who knew her.


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