Ruth Anna Hay

January 7, 2014 • Obituaries


Ruth-HayMemorial services will be held for Ruth Anna Hay, 97, of Roswell, at 12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1718 N. Atkinson Ave., with Norman Lucas officiating. Ruth passed away on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.

Ruth was born on Dec. 29, 1916, to Walter Taylor [auth] and Kate Brown Taylor in West Chester, Penn. She was married to William R. Hay for 56 years until his death in 1991. She resided in Roswell, coming from Albuquerque 34 years ago, and was a member of the Spring River Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Ruth is survived by her daughters, Margaret H. Hodge of Sandy, Ore., Deborah L. Morgan of Amarillo, Texas, and Dorothy Jane Gurule of Roswell; grandchildren, Benjamin Hay, Christopher Hay, Daniel Hay, Jonathan Hay, Ian Hodge, Damon Hodge, Hawke Morgan, Alex Morgan, Gabriele Morgan, Jessica Crouch and Abran Gurule and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband William R. Hay, her son William R. Hay Jr., and great-grandson Derrick Hay.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online registry at

Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

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