Ruth Ortega Syddall

Ruth Ortega Syddall, 74, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020 with her loving husband, Richard, and daughter, Rhonda, by her side.
Ruth was born April 1, 1946 in Costilla, New Mexico. She grew up the youngest of 9 children. Ruth attended Grantsville High School and completed two years of community college. She also lived in Washington, Hawaii, and Oklahoma before finally settling in St. George Utah.
Ruth had three children from a previous marriage. Richard and Ruth married on April 10,1970 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Their daughter Rhonda was born from this beautiful union.
Ruth loved to travel and one of her favorite destinations was the beach. She could often be found redecorating her home. Ruth believed in making the world a better place. She was generous with her donations to cancer research and treatments and feeding the hungry. She never missed an opportunity to help someone in need. Ruth will always be remembered for her kindness and her generosity.
Ruth was a beloved sister, wife, and mother and most of all a beautiful soul that will be missed by all who knew her.
Ruth is survived by her children; Anthony, Carla, Joseph, and Rhonda (Jeff); sisters, Ralfaelita and Dee; 9 Grandchildren; 5 Great-Grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Ruth is preceded in death by her Parents (Jacob and Andrea Ortega), two brothers (Bernie and Jacob), and four sisters (Juanita, Martha, Mary and Nora).
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff St, St George, UT 84770, followed by a graveside services at the Tonaquint Cemetery, 1777 S Dixie Dr, St George Ut 84770. Friends and family are invited to sign her online guestbook at . To watch the service live, go to and enter event #: 32182 and password: ROS2020 .



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110 S. Bluff
St. George, UT


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12 Responses

  1. Ruth was a long time friend and classmate…. so sorry to hear of her passing! My condolences to Ruth’s family at this sad time !!

  2. I am so grateful for your love and kindness Grandma. I tell everyone the story of when I stayed with you in Stansbury and we would hide and try to scare each other. I came back from shooting my bb gun and saw you try to hide behind the car and I came up behind you and asked “what are you doing Grandma?” Your screamed and laughed so hard. I will remember you that way forever. Thank you, I will miss you so much!

  3. (Hopefully not a double post)I love you Grandma! I have been telling everyone the story about when I stayed with u in Stansbury and we wld hide to jump out and scare each other, like our own little game. I was coming back from shooting my BB gun and saw u come into the garage and hide behind the car to scare me so I walked up behind you and asked “what are u doing Grandma?” You turned n screamed but laughed so hard and I will remember you that way forever. When I was with you I it felt like nobody in the world meant more. Thank you for the love and kindness you gave me. Your Grandson Adam.

  4. I miss you already Grandma. I will remember the way you wanted me to forever. Thank you for the kindness and love you gave me unconditionally. Love your Grandson Adam.

  5. I love you so much Grandma. I’ve been telling everyone my favorite memory of you. When I stayed with you in Stansbury we would hide from each other to jump out and scare one another. It was our little game. I came back from shooting my BB gun and saw u slip into the garage and hide behind the car to try and scare me. I just walked around behind you and asked grandma what are you doing? You screamed and laughed so hard. I will remember you that way forever. Love Adam.

  6. I have very fond memories of my Aunt Ruth. I remember every April 1st my Grandma (Martha) would always remind me of my Aunt Ruth’s Birthday. Even when my grandma was losing her memory due to dementia. She loved her little sister. I remember when I was little Aunt Ruth and Uncle Richard would come to visit my grandma. Aunt Ruth would not call my grandma by name she would call her sister, my Grandma’s face would light up. They would talk and laugh for hours. The image of their joy is ingrained into my heart.

    I will always remember how Aunt Ruth always made me feel welcome whenever we would go visit. She always made me feel that I was loved by her. I love and miss you with all my heat Aunt Ruth.

  7. Ruth has been my friend for many years. Grantsville was a great place to grow up. I always think of Ruth as our Rita Moreno , such a neat smile and beautiful eyes .My sympathy to all her family, she will be missed.

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