Posted: March 20th, 2019


On Monday morning, March 11, 2019 RUTH BINGHAM NALDER passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritan Prairie Ridge.

Ruth is survived by William W. Nalder, their six children; Bruce (Barbara) Nalder, Sandy (Barry) Genta, Stuart Nalder, Byron (Deanne) Nalder, Carolyn (Gary) Smith, Shauna (Rock) Smith; and their 23 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren; her sister Elaine (Burns) Sabey; her sister-in-law Barbara (Dick) Lindburg; her brother-in-law Alan Nalder.

She was predeceased by her parents Francis and Leona Bingham; her sisters, Mary (Glen) Gurney, Leona Jean Bingham, Mildred (Roy) Peterson, Grace (John) Peterson; her brothers Marion, Orson (Rojanea), Francis, and Melvin Bingham and her granddaughter Laureen Ruth Smith.

Ruth was born January 31, 1926 in Magrath, Alberta. She was the 8th child of 10 children. Ruth had fond memories of growing up in Magrath. Her early life was filled with love, devotion to the gospel, family, farming and friends. Her circle of friends was lifelong.

At nine years of age Ruth experienced the loss of her mother, who passed away suddenly from pneumonia. Ruth’s father and her siblings supported her throughout her life and exemplified lives devoted to their family and to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Ruth married William Wilcox Nalder on February 27, 1946 in the Cardston Alberta Temple. They moved to Raymond, Alberta where they have loved, lived and raised their six children.

Ruth’s life has been blessed by her membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She devoted her life to her family, her church callings and serving in the community. Her children and grandchildren brought great joy into her life and she modeled for them how to live a full and satisfying life.

Her love for the arts was reflected in her teaching speech at home and at the Lethbridge Community College. Her community involvement included being on the Hospital Board, Farm Safety Board and the highlight of her community service was serving as Raymond’s first female mayor for three consecutive terms. She loved the Town of Raymond and wanted to do all she could to improve and beautify its surroundings.

No tribute could be more eloquent than the overwhelming love and respect which we, as a family, have for our mother.

We are grateful for the exceptional care Mom has received from the staff at the Good Samaritan Prairie Ridge.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTER (2 North, 200 West) Raymond, AB. with President Lanny Howard officiating. Friends may meet the family prior to the service at the Church from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.

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  1. Jeffry Hardy says:

    I was unaware that today was the service for your dear Ruth; I would have gladly traded the work I was doing to pay my respects in person and thus honor your elect lady! I grew up in the ward(under many numbers) and when I was brave enough, was often there next to Stuart in the bass section of the choir. Ruth was always so kind and considerate to all, especially those of us youth, in the ward or community. I remember her honoring us for our scouting achievements as mayor; the best female mayor this town has had! Take gender out of that last comment, and she would have been in the running as well; a confident well suited leader and friend to all who would have her be. My best regards, Jeff.

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