Ruth Taylor Loftus left this world on January 17, 2011. She left just as peacefully as she lived, surrounded by her family. Here are the words that were read at the service to celebrate her life and commemorate her passing:
When searching for what to say about Mom, these verses from Proverbs 31 came to mind that seem to fit just perfectly:
"A good woman is hard to find,
and worth far more than diamonds.
Her husband trusts her without reserve,
and never has reason to regret it.
Never spiteful, she treats him generously
all her life long.
She's up before dawn, preparing breakfast
for her family and organizing her day.
She senses the worth of her work,
is in no hurry to call it quits for the day.
She's skilled in the crafts of home and hearth,
diligent in homemaking.
She's quick to assist anyone in need,
and reaches out to help the poor.
She doesn't worry about her family when it snows;
their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear.
She always faces tomorrow with a smile.
When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say,
and she always says it kindly.
She keeps an eye on everyone in her household,
and keeps them all busy and productive.
Her children respect and bless her;
her husband joins in with words of praise."
Mom was a wonderful mother and an adoring grammy and great-grammy. Better than just raising children, she along with dad raised a family. Mom loved seeing everyone together and I’m sure is pleased to see us all here now – not because we are here to honor her life, but just because we are all together with each other. Thank you for joining with us to celebrate her life.