Ruth Elaine Maughan Foster, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away on October 1, 2021.
Ruth was born June 18, 1940 in Morris, Minnesota to J. G. Maughan and Eunice Parsons Maughan. She was the middle child of seven children. Ruth grew up enjoying the cold midwest winters and the beautiful green summers with her siblings. Each of them held a special place in her heart. While in high school Ruth participated in marching band which deepened her love of music. She was also a swim instructor for the Red Cross in the Pomme de Terre River near her home.
Ruth graduated from Morris High School with the class of 1958. She attended college at St. Cloud State and worked as a nanny for her room and board. She later moved to Logan, Utah, where she attended and graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Elementary Education. While at Utah State University she met and married the love of her life, Silvon Kay Foster. They were married in Logan, Utah on November 18, 1962. To this union 6 children were born.
In 1965, they moved to Eastern Idaho where she lived for 53 years. She raised her 6 children and then went back to teaching Elementary School which she loved dearly.
Ruth raised a beautiful garden and taught her family to harvest and preserve many things. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and loved going to all of their sports and other activities.
Ruth is survived by her children; Bonnie, Angela, Jonathan, Kerry, Garth all of Idaho and Chelsea of Elkton, Maryland. Her sister Jeanette Flamming of Salt Lake City, Brothers Stanley (Tamra) Maughan of Edina, Minnesota and H. Bill (Jenni) Maughan of Irvington, Australia. She is also survived by 34 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her spouse Silvon Kay Foster, her parents, 2 sisters; Doris, and Lois, 2 brothers; George and John and her granddaughter Faith Foster.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 in Lewisville, Idaho.