BRIGHAM CITY, Utah – Ruth Goering, age 85, passed away Aug. 24, 2018, at the hospital in Brigham City, Utah, with her son and daughter by her bedside. Per her request, cremation has taken place, there will be no services; she will be buried with her parents at the cemetery in Lingle.
Ruth was born May 24, 1933, at Cottier, the sixth child of Louis and Katherine Walter. She was the last of the seven “Louis Walter kids” to pass away.
On May 29, 1949, she married Dale Goering. To this union, three children were born: Katherine, Keith, and Conni.
Ruth’s children were her “treasures”. Having lost her mother when she was 2 years old, she dedicated her life to love and teach her children to have faith in the Lord, do an honest day’s work, have good work ethics, show respect, family loyalty, compassion, sacrifice, use common sense, and value honesty.
She was an excellent cook. No one could make a cherry pie or homemade bread better than hers, although her granddaughter Lisa’s cherry pie came close.
She taught by example. With three children under the age of 6, she helped her in-laws, Floyd and Mary. Every day she cooked, cleaned house, and did their laundry when her mother-in-law was dying of cancer. After Mary’s death, Floyd asked Ruth, Dale, and the children if they would move to the ranch to help him. Ruth said those 20-plus years were the happiest of her life.
As grandparents, Ruth and her brother, Leo, went together and earned their GEDs. Ruth graduated as salutatorian of her class, being awarded a scholarship to Eastern Wyoming College.
Due to Dale’s health, they sold the ranch and moved to be near their granddaughter, Lisa. Ruth attended every sport and academic event of Lisa’s for the next 10-plus years, missing only one. Ruth said those 10-plus were the second happiest of her life.
After Dale’s death, Ruth moved in with her daughter and son-in-law at Lingle where her daughter provided her healthcare for five years. Then she moved in with her son in Utah, who continued her healthcare for next five-and-a-half years until her death. Always being the caregiver, she found it a challenge to accept or receive care in her time of need.
She is survived by her son, Keith Goering; daughter, Conni (Greg) Rutar; granddaughter, Lisa (Jeremiah) Hansen; great-granddaughter, Hope Hansen; granddaughter, Tammara (Cox) and family; grandson, Matthew Cox and family; and loving nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death was husband, Dale Goering; daughter, Katherine Reasch; three infant grandchildren; father and mother, Louis and Katherine Walter; brothers, Leo Walter, David Walter; sisters, Lorraine Rimmer, Mary Whomble, Dorothy Rimmer, and Beverlee Shaw.