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Ruth Joann Betlach Greig

May 31, 1937 - May 8, 2019

Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Christ Chapel Bible Church with a reception following at the home of Steven and Theresa Greig. The burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, for anyone that would like to attend.

Honorary Pallbearers: The Keno Group.

Memorials: Should friends desire, memorials in lieu of flowers may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

 

Ruth Greig, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the age of 81.

Ruth was born on May 31, 1937 in Jackson, Minnesota to Emil and Helen Betlach. On January 22, 1959 she married Abboud (Abb) Salem Greig. They raised two sons, Michael and Steven and two daughters, Mona and Tina.

Ruth was a stay at home mom that worked many jobs. She was first and foremost a mom to her kids, and any other child that walked in the house, but in between that responsibility she helped run a soccer organization (Fort Worth Cyclones), a restaurant (The Lion’s Den) and club (Joe’s Garage).

Ruth had a passion for gardening, shopping and making people feel at home. She always had flowers blooming in her yard and spent a lot of time making sure her yard was decorated to display all the things that made her happy. When she wasn’t working in the yard, she enjoyed shopping and trying to get the best deal for whatever item that she wanted to purchase.

Ruth’s parenting wasn’t only reserved for her children, she welcomed all into the family and made sure everyone knew that they were loved. Ruth’s greatest pleasure was spending time with family and especially her grandchildren. Whether it be taking them to the zoo, having tea parties or taking them shopping on their birthday she was never too busy for her grandchildren.

Ruth was also blessed with wonderful caregivers (Kim, Sylvia, Judi, Darlene and Priscilla) that quickly became family. The love and care they gave Ruth was evident to everyone and truly appreciated.

Ruth is preceded in death by her mother, father, 3 sisters (Barbara Tuller, Mary Wolfe, Kathryn Dankowski), husband and son, Michael.

She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Mona, Steven (Theresa), and Tina (Larry); daughter-in-law, Laura; ten grandchildren, Christopher, Trey, Lauryn, Courtney, Ashely-Cate, Ryan, Victoria, Meredith, Carly and Elizabeth; and one great-grandchild, Cason.