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Ruth A. Montez

Ruth A. Montez

March 24, 1945 - Sept. 28, 2008

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ruth Ann (Leith) Montez, 63, of the Twin Cities, formerly of Morton, died Sunday.

The service will be at noon Oct. 10 at St. Cornelia's Episcopal Church at the Lower Sioux Community. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Oct. 9 at the church hall and continue until the time of the service Oct. 10. Arrangements are by Redwood Valley Funeral Home, Redwood Falls.

She was born March 24, 1945, in Pipestone to Levi and Francis Leith. They lived in Morton until she moved to the Twin Cities where she married.

She is survived by her children: Rochelle Leith (and Steve Harris) of Redwood Falls, Dawn (and Lazaro) Cardenas of Vesta, Carlos Montez of Redwood Falls, Mark Montez of Salem, Ore., Heather Dykman of Washington and Doreen Leith of Arizona; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sisters: Barbara Prescott, Marcella Leith, Mary Bell and Diane Knutson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson.