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Ruth Cudworth

Ruth Cudworth, 99, of New Rockford, ND, formerly Sheyenne, ND, died on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford.

Ruth Irene Langley was born on January 3, 1913, at Warwick, ND, the daughter of James and Olga (Lange) Langley. She graduated from Warwick High School in 1931, and attended Valley City State College for a year and a half. Ruth then taught country school in Benson and Eddy Counties.

On December 5, 1936, Ruth was united in marriage to Reese Cudworth at Maddock, ND, in North Viking Church. They rented a farm east of Sheyenne, and later purchased the property. Reese died on December 23, 1977. Ruth stayed on the home place until 2001, when she moved to Heritage House Apartments in New Rockford. She entered Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in April of 2005.

Ruth was an active member of First Lutheran Church and Mary Circle at Sheyenne. She enjoyed belonging to the 3L Homemakers Club of Eddy County, and the Senior Citizens at Warwick. She was an avid gardener, and enjoyed making quilts for family and friends, as well as for mission projects through the church.

She is survived by one son, John Cudworth, Boulder, CO; 3 daughters, Ellen (Denis) Fillion, Kennewick, WA, Lorna (Russell) Hanson, Sheyenne, ND, Patricia (John) Kubat, Ponsford, MN; 9 granddaughters, 11 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Also 2 sisters, Laura Cudworth and Beatrice Cudworth, both of Sheyenne; and 2 brothers, Frank (Lois) Langley, Sheyenne, and Byron (Delores) Langley of Warwick, ND.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanette and Paddy Peterson, 3 infant grandchildren, her parents, one brother, James Langley,

FUNERAL SERVICE: First Lutheran Church, Sheyenne, ND

DATE AND TIME: Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM

INTERMENT: Riverside Cemetery, Sheyenne, ND

Posted Condolences:


Name: Sharon Hintgen

Date: 3/3/2012

Message: My mother, Delores Lange Voigt and I send our condolences. We learned of Ruth's death just recently


Name: Diane Schrader Smith

Date: 1-26-2012

Message: My sister Ethel called with the news about your Mom. Know that you're all in my prayers. It brought back such fun memories. How many hours we spent together in the accordian band, the fun times fishing at the river, all the great food. Then there was my first plane ride with your dad. Good times for sure. Ellen, we're back in AZ and not in MD anymore. We're thinking of you all. Hugs, Diane Schrader Smith


Name: Stephen Deleski

Date: January 22, 2012

Message: Our deepest condolences to the family of Ruth. I seldom get back to the country I loved as a kid. I enjoyed visiting Ruth and Reese, Lorna and Pat with my grandparents and aunt & uncle. Those memories will never be forgotten. Peace be with all of you.
Stephen & Laura Deleski, Willmar Minnesota


Name: Tom Osland

Date: 1-21-12

Message: Very sorry to hear of Ruth passing away. I follow the Devils Lake journal and when I read about Ruth I had rush of very fond memories of the time we lived there. So many birthday parties and all the times your family helped our family. I plan to be back there this spring and wiil try to come down there to visit.
Tom Osland


Name: Gene and Peggy Langley

Date: 01-20-2012

Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Gene and Peggy


Name: Mary Osland Thompson

Date: 1-19-2012

Message: Our sympathy to you, it has been years since any of our family have seen Ruth or other family members but we have fond memories of the kindness your family demonstrated to us when we lived at Sheyenne  (years ago).

Mary Osland Thompson, Tom, Douglas, and John Osland & families

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