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Ruth Wynell Merlau

Ruth Wynell Merlau Rock Springs - Ruth Wynell Merlau, 80,, died Sunday, January 10, 2016 at University of Utah Medical Center from a sudden illness. She has been a resident of Rock Springs since 2003. She was born April 17, 1935 in Scurry, Texas, the daughter of Goss and Irene Boles DeMasters. She attended high school in Scurry and graduated from high school with the class of 1953. She married Whitey Merlau in March 12, 1977 in Scurry. Her interests were shopping at Wal-Mart, going camping, visiting with friends and family, reading, and watching W.W.F. Survivors include her husband Whitey Merlau of Rock Springs; son Scott Chapman of Rock Springs; daughters Avis Dodson of Traverse City, Michigan, Treasa Chenoweth and husband Joe of Rock Springs, Gigi Steele and husband Jeff of Arlington, Texas; brother-in-law Roddy Mooney of Scurry; 8 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Goss and Irene DeMasters, sons Sam Allen, Marty Merlau, and Brian Chapman, and sister Dora Alice Mooney. Funeral services will take place at 1:00 p.m on Friday, January 15, 2016 at Fox Funeral Home, 2800 Commercial Way, Rock Springs. where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Cremation will follow at Fox Crematory, Rock Springs.

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My sympathies to you and your family.

Jeanne Allen Jan 16 2016 12:00 AM

To my wonderful sister-in-law Wynell you have been a great person in our lives and we loved you dearly you will be greatly missed but you have gave us wonderful memories which will carry us for many years to come. And some day we'll all be together and that will be a joyous day tell Dodie I miss her with all my love your brother-in-law.....Roddy

Roddy Mooney Jan 16 2016 12:00 AM

We are truly saddened by the loss of this wonderful friend. May God be with all of you,and Apache her beloved dog. She will be missed by all. The light in heaven is shining brightly to guide her way.

Jessie and Richard Jan 16 2016 12:00 AM

With great saddness just learning of Wynell's passing may the lord give you strength and help in filling the void we all feel. She will be greatly missed. Love Wayne

Wayne Benson Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM

Whitey and family. I am so sorry to hear about Wynell. My prayers are with each of you.

Anita Carrell Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM