COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.-Ruth Guymon Jaloszynski was born of goodly parents, William Lee Guymon and Una Geneva Seely Guymon, on March 23, 1922, at the family home in Orangeville, Utah.
After graduating from Castle Dale High School as class salutatorian, she left home to seek employment. Ruth worked in an aircraft factory and later trained as a stenographer. She also was employed in various clerical positions.
Ruth married Edwin L. Jaloszynski at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, on Dec. 28, 1946. Two children were born to them: John Edwin Jaloszynski and JoAnn (Raymond) Hendershot. They have six grandchildren: Richard (Jayna) Hendershot, Reed (Maria) Hendershot, Maren (Joshua) McCrary, Megan (Erik) Guderian, Manda (Trenton) Bytheway, and Marta Hendershot; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She traveled with her husband, who was an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Their family lived in Illinois, Florida, Mississippi, Okinawa, Germany, North Dakota, Colorado, and Utah. After her husband's retirement, they settled in Colorado Springs, where she died Sept. 1, 2010, at age 88.
Ruth influenced all who knew her through gifts of love and service. Indeed, she was everyone's servant, and she blossomed into an elegant and gracious woman who followed the example of her Savior, Jesus Christ. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ruth was an exceptional cook, gardener, seamstress, and quilter, making her family's many homes into places of peace and beauty. She loved music and became an excellent pianist, church organist, and accompanist. She did extensive research into her family history and volunteered countless hours in assisting others with their genealogy.
Ruth's parents and two siblings, Jay Guymon and Vearl Alger, preceded her in death. She is survived by her beloved husband, all of their posterity, and by a brother and three sisters: Del Ora Cook, Duane Guymon, Uneta Grange, and Pat Crosby-Burns.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, in the Palmer Park Ward chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 2750 Melissa Drive. Interment was at the Memorial Gardens cemetery. Ruth will be dearly missed by all who became acquainted with her. She leaves her family a legacy of charity and faithful devotion.