Ruth Eva Livingston, of Escanaba, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Charles preceded her in death on March 16, 2005 after sharing 57 years together.
She was born in Sandhofen (Mannheim) Germany on August 13, 1925, daughter of Alois and Eva (Sommer) Albrecht.
After completing high school in Sandhofen, she went on to become a secretary/translator for the U.S. Army.
Later, while working for the Army in Germany, she met Charles Livingston.
On November 3, 1948, Ruth married Charles in Sandhofen Germany. Once they married, they made their home in Flint, Michigan. Over the years, they also lived in Alpena, Lincoln and East Tawas. Each home brought great joy and formed many life-long friendships.
She worked as a secretary to the superintendent for Tawas ISD, retiring in June, 1988.
Ruth and Charles loved to square dance and danced their way through Texas, Arizona and Florida.
Family was important to her. She loved spending time with them. She was a role-model to all that knew her on how to live a fulfilled life.
She is survived by her children, Raymond Livingston of Escanaba, Melanie Livingston, of Grand Rapids, and Jeff (Bonnie) Livingston of Reed City MI; daughter-in-law Sue Livingston, of Escanaba; grandchildren, Jason (Jennifer) Livingston, Jaime (Robert) Ernest, Julie (Mark) Hughes, Krysten McOsker, Bobbi (Bryan) Pontz, and Scott Engle; and 11 great grandchildren.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; and sisters, Melanie Zuleger and Elli West.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 3rd from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Bark River. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Darryl Pepin officiating. A meal will follow in the church hall.
A message of condolence may be directed to the family by visiting crawfordfuneralhomes.net.