Ruth Brown McEuen

March 17, 1926 — September 6, 2020 

Ruth Brown McEuen passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 6, 2020, at the age of 94.  She was born as Ruth Allen Brown on March 17, 1926, in Bisbee, Arizona, the second child of Willard M. and Florence Studley Brown. Ruth grew up in Bisbee, graduated as salutatorian of her high school class and attended Arizona State College (now NAU) in Flagstaff, AZ before marrying Willis A. McEuen in 1946.  

Ruth was a devoted wife, mother and convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in various positions in the church, including ward and stake Relief Society president. After raising their family in Flagstaff, Ruth and Willis retired to St. George, Utah, where she became a founding member of the Southern Utah Heritage Choir in 1994 and continued as a singer and choir librarian until 2008. Her bright smile and warm, outgoing personality will certainly be missed.

She is survived by her eight children: Bryce (Cheryl) McEuen, Edith (Karl) Turley, Scott (Lynette) McEuen, Debra (Mike) Porter, James McEuen, Mary (Mark) Frost, Susan (Allan) Stanger, and Allen McEuen;  as well as 33 grandchildren, 84 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Willis, her sister “D.D.” and brother Fred.

Funeral services will include a public viewing in St. George on Friday, Sept. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at Pine View Mortuary, 566 N. Mall Dr. After a private family service, the public is invited to a graveside service on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at St. George Tonaquint Cemetery, 1777 S. Dixie Dr.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Pine View Mortuary 435-986-4222. Please visit our website for full obituary and funeral service listing.

Free News Delivery by Email

Would you like to have the day's news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start!