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Ruth Atwood

Ruth Atwood was born west of Oak Grove in her grandparents’ home. The daughter of Basil and Dortha Atwood. She went to Oak Grove School for one year, then moved to the Peach Valley area and attended school in Delta County for one year. She then moved to Olathe, CO where she attended school through high school.

She was active in F.H.A. Bond and became a Majorette her junior year. After graduating she worked for F.W. Woolworth, Ma Bell, and she waited tables in Anderson Drug, Black Canyon, Mary’s Old and New Café’s, and the Steak House, all of which have closed down. She moved to Denver and worked at Dunn and Bradstreet for a short while. She then moved back to Montrose. She was married to Fred Romero, and they had three children. Geri Shannep of Denver, Jeannie and Fred Romero of Montrose; There are three grandsons and three great grandsons. The marriage ended in divorce.

She spent her last few years volunteering at the pavilion and AARP tax aid.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Crippin Funeral Home. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene in Montrose, Colorado.

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