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Ruth Lassiter Hardister

1917 - 2011

Longtime Payson resident Ruth Lassiter Hardister died March 14, 2011 in Tolele, Utah. She was born Jan. 14, 1917 in Corsicana, Texas.
Mrs. Hardister worked as a nurse for more than 50 years and was a volunteer for Senior Circle, Hospital Auxiliary and AARP.
She is survived by two granddaughters, Kendra (Charles) Ross of La Jara, Colo. and Karissa (Calvin) Ross of Grantsville, Utah; two foster daughters, Becky English of Glendale and Sylvia Chance of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Dylan, Lydia and Andrew Ross of La Jara, Colo. and Colton Ross of Grantsville, Utah; along with many good friends.
She was preceded in death by husbands, Zevil Lassiter and Les Hardister; one daughter, Lydia Caroline Lassiter; and several brothers, sisters and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 18 at the First Southern Baptist Church, 302 S. Ash in Payson.
Donations may be made to Senior Circle or Hospital Auxiliary in Mrs. Hardister’s name.