Ruth ( Brecht ) Poyner

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June 7, 1930 - Aug. 28, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Ruth Evelyn Poyner announces her passing on Aug. 28, 2017 at the age of 87.  She was born June 7, 1930 in Lake George, N.Y. to Kenneth and Evelyn Morehouse. In 1983, Ruth and her daughter moved to Page, where she worked for Wahweap Resort & Marina as hostess in the Rainbow Room Restaurant.

She remarried in 1991 to longtime friend Shedrick (Shed) Poyner of Woodland, Wash.  

Ruth was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for many years and was deeply involved in her faith. It was through her faith that she met so many people around the world who loved and will miss her deeply. 

Throughout her years, Ruth enjoyed cooking, travel and the one thing she will surely be remembered for is that she always had a joke to tell.

Ruth is survived by her children – Steve (Sylvie) Brecht of Winter Haven, Fla., Kenneth (Deana) Brecht of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Douglas (Linda) Brecht of Charlestown, N.H., and Sue (Jerry) Smith of Benton County, Wash.; her sister-in-law, Judy Morehouse of Shady Shores, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Shed (2004); sister, Eleanor (2007); brother, William (2017); and grandson, Benjamin (1977).

Please visit for her memorial service. There is also a guest book where you can share your memories.  

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