Ruth Eva Livingston

Resided in Escanaba, Michigan
Died October 25th, 2018

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.

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8 Tributes to “Ruth Eva Livingston”

  1. So sorry to all for your loss, I will never forget her making corned beef for my first time and it was great! Nice gal!

  2. Ruth was a great gal, sorry to Melanie, Ray and Jeff and all the grandkids, she was a great cook!

  3. Jeff and family,
    We can smile in knowing that Ruth and Betty will be back to their previous antics soon. Blessings to all.

    Kristine Ranger
    Class of ’75

  4. Jeff, I am so sorry, you will miss your mom. She is in total peace and dancing with your dad in heaven.

  5. Ray,
    We wish to extend our sympathy to you and your family. We enjoyed visiting with your mom. She was a good friend to many. We know that Jeanette enjoyed knowing her. We always looked for her when we visited at Bishop Noah. They lost a good resident. We will remember her as a kind, gentle woman.

  6. Ray and Family, We were saddened to here of your mother’s passing. She was a great lady. She will forever be known by our daughters as “the cookie lady”. She always had cookies for them whenever we stopped by to see her. Paul & Barb Koroly (Wintergreen Street – East Tawas).

  7. Raymond, Melanie & Jeff – Our deepest sympathy to you and your families for your loss. Ruth and Charlie were very special (out back) neighbors! We have missed Ruth since she moved up north near family. Ruth was most gracious and friendly. Thinking of all of you always.
    Love & Prayers, Audrey Kitchen, daughters Marsha and Janice. (East Tawas)

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