Ruth Edwards Moroney, 1946-2011
May 9, 2011
Ruth’s prolonged journey with cancer ended Saturday at her home in Eagle Ranch, where she transitioned very comfortably with her husband, Bob, and daughter, Sarah, at her side.
Ruth was born to Judge Earl and Doris Edwards in Marksville, La., in 1946. She attended and graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge as an elementary teacher (and as a Chi O sister). Ruth began her 30-year career in education in New Orleans, where she met her husband, Bob, in 1968. They were life partners for 43 years.
Ruth and Bob were fortunate to have lived and worked in Hawaii, New Orleans, Monroe, Steamboat and Breckenridge and have been in the Vail Valley for over 20 years.
Her teaching career included a diversity of opportunities in private, public, charter and Montessori schools in New Orleans and Monroe, La., and Oahu, Hawaii. Locally, she taught at Meadow Mountain Elementary and Brush Creek Elementary, where she recently retired.
She was passionate about public education and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Women’s Educational Society. Ruth was proud to work with the dedicated professional educators around the valley.
In addition to her love of teaching, she was a devout, dedicated student of the Bible and a strong Christian and had toured Israel when she was eight months pregnant with her daughter, Sarah.
Ruth was also a disciplined and accomplished runner who participated in many races around the country and in more than 25 Bolder Boulder Memorial Day 10Ks.
In addition to husband, Bob, and daughter, Sarah, she is survived by sisters Edith Prejean, of Dallas, and Francis Davis, of Atlanta.
A celebration and memorial service (no suits allowed) will be held Thursday at the Edwards Interfaith Chapel on Highway 6. The service will begin promptly at 4 p.m. Please no flowers – her only requests would be for you to get involved with your community’s schools and for you to call someone you love and tell them you’re thinking about them, and never, never, never give up.
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