2012-06-23 / Obituaries

Ruth Hightower

Ruth Hightower passed away on June 14, 2012, in Arizona. She was born March 26, 1927, to Alice Eleanor Kohler and Stanley Forest Kohler in Baltimore.

Ruth was married to Jim Hightower in 1952 and moved to Tempe, Arizona. In January 2012 they celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Jim Hightower; her sister, Lois Hanna; and 11 nieces and nephews.

Ruth and Jim started Jim’s TV Service where she was a manager, bookkeeper, and known to repair TVs. In her early years in Arizona, Ruth was Social Chairman and Wedding Coordinator at the First Baptist Church of Tempe. Ruth received her real estate license and was a bookkeeper for a property manager.

Ruth brought joy through the beautiful things she created. She was an artist and painter and annually hand made Christmas cards for the 150+ people on her ‘favorite’ list. She loved the outdoors, fall colors in Ohio, the ocean, sailboats, and lighthouses.

A celebration service was held on June 20, 2012, at Green Acres Memorial, Scottsdale, AZ.

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