Tuesday, July 15, 2008
It seems that lately Heaven has been winning. A great saint, Ruth E. Stewart, went home to her eternal reward on July 11th. Ruth was born on January 7, 1916 at the home of John and Mary Stewart, as she recounted in her story--"In the year of the big snow." She was saved at the age of seven years old at an evangelistic meeting held at the Auburn Fraternity Hall. She was baptized in water at Lake Meridian by Pastor Percy Wills and was filled with the Holy Spirit Baptism at the age of 14 years. Her entire life was devoted to serving the Lord, playing the piano for congregational singing, music director, choir leader. She was an avid athlete, and excelled in skiing, tennis, softball and swimming. One summer, she climbed to Camp Muir on Mt Rainer at the 10,000 feet level. She also excelled in education, was a straight "A" student all four years of high school and was Valedictorian of her class. She was an Alumni of the University of Washington, majoring in music and piano. She retired from Public Education after many years of teaching music. She spent her final years at Parkside Assisted Living in Auburn and faithful to the end, she played the piano for the church services there each Sunday. At the the age of 92 years, she took her final retirement and is now at rest in the presence of the Lord! She was a charter member of Northwest Family Church (formerly Calvary Temple) in Auburn, Washington, for 85 years. We shall miss her!