Betty Jean Ruttum


Betty Jean Ruttum, 67, of Payson, died April 29, 2002 in Phoenix. She was born Jan. 1, 1935 in Salida, Colo.

She graduated in 1958 from Western State College in Gunnison, Colo., where she lived until retiring to Payson in 1995.

Mrs. Ruttum worked as a school teacher, bookkeeper, real estate broker and homemaker. She loved golf, bridge and traveling.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne Ruttum; three sons, Kurt of Portland, Ore., Greg of Pagosa Springs, Colo., and Scott of Anchorage, Ala.; four grandchildren, Ric, Reno, Hunter and Hallie.

A memorial service was held Friday, May 3 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

Family requests memorial contributions be made to UNICEF.

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