Helen Bamesberger Ruff - September 01, 2009Former Hampton resident Helen Bamesberger Ruff, 93, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, at Lutheran Medical Center in WheatRidge, Colo.
The funeral is scheduled at Fairmount Mortuary, 430 S Quebec, Denver, Colo., 80247 at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4.
Helen grew up in the farm country near Hampton, where she was a teacher in Aurora and superintendent of schools in the late 1940s. She married Otto Ruff of Grand Island in 1948. Her family settled in Denver in 1959. Helen was a devoted wife to her husband and mother to her sons as well as a servant to our Lord, her family, church, community, and everyone she encountered.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto, who died in February 2007. Survivors include her two children, Stan of Bowmont, Wash.; and Alan of Denver; and five grandchildren, Christopher Ruff, Loren Ruff, Tiffany Davis, Michelle Vanhorn, and Devin Mayber.