Ruth (Dedic) Hovee, 93, a homemaker who enjoyed quilting and gardening, died Friday, Nov. 18, at Peace Hospice in Great Falls.
A memorial service will be 1 p. m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Joplin. A coffee hour will follow at the church. Her ashes will be buried in the Joplin Cemetery. Arrangements are by Rockman Funeral Chapel, Chester.
Ruth grew up and received her education in Rudyard, where she graduated from Rudyard High School in 1936. She married Walter Hovee in 1940. They farmed at Inverness for 50 years, then moved to Great Falls in 1990. Walter died in 2001. Ruth lived at the Golden Eagle Plaza until her health failed a few weeks ago.
Survivors are a daughter, Laurie Migneault of Great Falls; a son, Clark Hovee (and Barb) of Sand Coulee; one grandson, Rhett Migneault (and Cyra) of Great Falls; two great-granddaughters, Summer and Rayna; and her sister, Evelyn Bailey of Couer d’Alene, Idaho.