In Memory


Steven Ruff

Steven G. Ruff, age 40, passed away December 27, 1987 following a long illness.

Born October 31, 1947 to W. Garth and Joyce Crane Ruff.  Married Janie Lessenberry, February 16, 1973 in Salt Lake City.  Graduated from Highland High School in 1966, where he was a member of the state champion basketball team.  Attended the University of Utah and graduated from Westminster College in 1971 with a B.S. degree in Biology.  Graduated from Holy Cross Hospital School of Medical Technology in 1973.  He was the evening supervisor of the Cottonwood Hospital Laboratories.  Member Wasatch Presbyterian Church.  An avid athlete, Steve attended college on athletic scholarships.  He loved golf, fishing, hunting and all sports.

He was a wonderful husband and a terrific father, who is survived by his wife, a son, James Steven; his parents; two brothers, Mark and his wife, Margee; Ronald and his wife, Lesley, all of Salt Lake City; a sister, Allison Nicholson and husband, Nate, of Yorba Linda, California; a beloved great-uncle, Robert Reaney and great-aunt, Virginia Saxton, and a nephew and niece, Michael and Jennifer Ruff, of Salt Lake City.

Memorial services will be held 12 noon, Thursday, December 31, at Wasatch Presbyterian Church, 1700 East 1700 South.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to "Shelter The Homeless", 345 South 600 East, SLC, UT 84102, telephone 328-0211.  The interment will be private.  Funeral Directors Eastman's Evans & Early Mortuary. 

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02/06/16 03:29 PM #1    

Marsha Draper (Fryer)

02/12/16 11:09 AM #2    

Richard L. (Rick) Pyper

I am posting this comment in four places regarding our HHS championship basketball team.  It is one of the inexplicable coincidences (?) that so many of the athletes who played on that team have been removed from this "mortal coil" so early in their lives.  Their efforts and performances on the court gave joy to us all.  I remember traveling back (from Provo?) to SLC after one of those games (the championship?) with a car full of Highlanders celebrating the accomplishments of our basketball heroes.  They will always be remembered for such wonderful, happy moments.  RIP guys.

04/06/16 10:04 PM #3    

John Kilmer

Steve and I would sneak onto the Country club golf course everyday during the summer of 1964-1966.  Steve was a very good golfer, along with his other talents. John Landures, Steve, and I would even play for money. John would always win. I know that there is golfing in the hereafter and we will once again play. Love you guys.

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