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 was Friday at Fairmount Mortuary in Denver.
She grew up in the farm country near Hampton. 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 and mother 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.