Ruth Squires Hendricks, 1903-2005

Our loving mother and grandmother Ruth Squires Hendricks passed away Oct. 18, 2005, in Craig after a brief illness. She resided at the home of her daughter, Mary Ruth Papoulas.

Ruth was born March 7, 1903, in Salt Lake City to Walter and Mary Squires. She married John Hunter Hendricks of Winston Salem, N.C., on Dec. 19, 1923, and they were parents of a daughter, Mary Ruth Hendricks Papoulas, and a deceased, son John Hunter Hendricks Jr.

She attended the Utah Business College, and worked as a bookkeeper at Consolidated Wagon until she married John Hunter Hendricks.

Ruth will be remembered for her loving devotion to her family and her positive attitude toward life. She loved music and was a member of the Utah Ballet and Salt Lake City Symphony until she left Salt Lake City. Ruth loved her home and took pride in working in her beautiful garden. Ruth was always willing to make a cake or cookies to take to people.

She spent her time playing bridge and enjoying friends, her home, church and family. She loved traveling and took many trips.

She loved her grandchildren and loved hearing all about them. Ruth volunteered for the Red Cross and her church.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ruth Papoulas of Craig; Jan Hendricks; four grandchildren: Patricia Ann D’Onofrio (Mike), John James Papoulas (Ann), Elizabeth Leckie (Leo) and Robert Hendricks (Debbie); and five great-grandchildren: Michael D’Onofrio, Jamie D’Onofrio, John D’Onofrio, Callie Ruth Papoulas and Jacob Hendricks.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Oct. 24, 2005 at Salt Lake Cemetery, 200 N St., Salt Lake City.

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