Ruth Sevy Shakespear, 83, passed away on November 7, 2022 in her home in Overton, NV. Ruth was born on September 27, 1939 in her parent’s living room in Panguitch, UT to Peter Ray Sevy and Inez Mayall Lister. Ruth’s family moved to Overton, NV, due to her father’s health, then later to Hurricane, UT where she graduated from Hurricane High School in 1957. She attended Beautician School in the Salt Lake Valley, then returned to Panguitch, UT where she met and later married Weston Elmer Shakespear in Ely, NV on October 17, 1959. Seeking work opportunities, they moved to Idaho, then later to Overton, NV, where they lived in a camper next to the Muddy River. She was a tough woman, and did everything she could for her husband, and two young sons. She worked as a beautician out of her home for many years, and later worked as a housekeeper and waitress at Glendale Service. She was offered a management position by Lee Bishop, and managed the Arrowhead Café and later the Lost City Café. She then became a part owner of Arrowhead Services where she headed the towing and vehicle services, and caring for the well-known, Clyde the Camel. She was constantly on call, responding when needed day and night, weekends and holidays. She also would become a shelter for many of the drifters going up and down the I-15, supplying food and shelter. She would continue to serve many others after retiring, often bringing food to those residing at Snowbird Mesa, and caring for those who had no home. She had a big heart.
Ruth loved her family and enjoyed the many big get-togethers and reunions. She would often invite all the grandchildren over for sleepovers and swimming at the Bowman reservoir, where she would invent fun new games and teach pyrotechnic safety. She knew them each individually and was a rock for her family.
Ruth is survived by her sons, Weston Frank (Cindy) Shakespear, Jr. and Tom (Janie) Shakespear; her grandchildren, Henry (Brittany) Shakespear, Andy (Jamie) Shakespear, Nick (Karina) Shakespear, Chris Shakespear, Robbie (Kirstie) Shakespear, Kayla (Colton) Doty and Tommy Monk; her eighteen grandchildren; her siblings, Ted Sevy and Peggy Thompson; her sister-in-law, Dorthy Wimmer; and a large extended family. She is preceded in death by her husband, Weston Shakespear; her parents, Peter and Inez Sevy; her grandson, Michael Shakespear; and her siblings, James, Pat, Ira, Ken, Freda, Elva, Bonnie, Alta, and Austin.
A Viewing will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2022, 6-8:00 p.m. at the Moapa Valley Mortuary, 5090 N. Moapa Valley Blvd, Logandale, NV. A Graveside service will be held on Monday, November 14, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at the Logandale Cemetery, Logandale, NV. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in their Guest Book at www.moapavalleymortuary.com.
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