Ruth Catherine TroudtNovember 14, 1942 ~ April 10, 2017 (age 74)
Ruth Catherine Troudt
Ruth Catherine Troudt was called home to be with our Lord and Savior on the evening of April 10, 2017 after a long struggle with MSA. She passed away peacefully with her daughter Teresa holding her hands in prayer. She had just heard from her other two children, Doug and Sherry, moments before.
Ruthie was born on November 14, 1942 in Holly, Colorado to the parents of Anthony J Kaus and Lillie M Hardnock. She is survived by siblings Jim (Pat) Kaus, Shirley (Gerry) Zavodney, Mili (John) Myskiw, Agnes (Gary) Adams, John (Dorothy) Kaus, Dennis Kaus, Helen (David) Abbey and was preceded in death by her brother Bob Kaus and sister Rose Sanford.
Ruthie grew up in Weldona, Colorado very poor but rich in love. She was brought up in the Catholic faith and that was something that remained with her throughout her entire life. Growing up in a small house with nine brothers and sisters was tight quarters but they filled many of nights with laughter and music. Ruthie had a special relationship with each and every one of her siblings. She was a favorite by many.
After high school Ruthie moved to Denver, where she lived with her sister Shirley and brother-in-law, while she attended cosmetology school. She graduated in 1961 and started working at LaFemme in Cherry Creek for several years. During this time she fell in love with Richard (Dick) Troudt and they were married on April 20, 1963. They then bought a house in the Observatory Park neighborhood and they made it their home for 47 years. They had three children, Doug Troudt, Sheryl (Joe) Flores and Teresa (Aaron) Collier. She had a step-granddaughter, Jennifer Lively, whom she loved very much, and another grandaughter, Isabella Flores who was her pride and joy! She was able to babysit Bella the first of year of her life and that brought her so much happiness and love!
Ruthie held many jobs throughout her life, but she worked at Gails Hair Gallery in Littleton for 25 years. She also volunteered and went to Amity Assisted Living once a week for many years to do the hair of so many seniors who could not get out much. Here she became very close to her "adoptive" mom, Ruth Price, who always had a special place in her heart. She also took care of her Dad for the last 15+ years of his life. She visited him weekly and did all of his shopping and housekeeping for him. She was a very loving and faithful daughter to him.
She worked so hard for many years and was so strong. However she didnt spent her paycheck on herself. Her main purpose to work as hard as she did was to send her children to Parochial School. Ruthie was a very spiritual woman and a very faithful and loving servant to our Lord. She spent several years dedicating herself to the Lazarus group at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, where she was a parishioner for nearly 50 years. She also spend a few years with the Renew group at MPB as well. She started every single day of her life praying and reading scripture. She was a true follower of Christ and this was evident by all who knew her. She loved and gave so much throughout her life. She was the one many of her family and friends turned to in times of need and spiritual guidance. And she never turned anyone away. She opened her home to so many and without hesitation. To know her was a true honor.
Although she gave to so many, she gave the most to her children and her husband. She provided them with everything they ever needed and usually wanted. She taught them how to love, how to forgive, how to give back, how to pray, how to grow in Faith and how to respect life in all forms.
She was also an amazing cook. She cooked dinner for her family every single night of her life until she became ill. Even after her children were grown, she still cooked every night for her husband. She was a very faithful wife. She hosted so many holiday dinners and made everything from scratch. She was especially known for her amazing cabbage pockets, homemade sauerkraut, pumpkin pie and zucchini bread.
Ruthie suffered most of her life with osteoporosis, degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis, but she never complained about it. Ever! She was diagnosed with MSA, multi system atrophy, in 2013. This disease took a toll on her greatly. She lost the ability to walk and move most all parts of her body. She endured so much pain and suffering. It was heartbreaking for all who loved her so dearly. But again she never cried out, why me. She humbly carried her cross.
She had several visitors during these trying times but no one more than her devoted and loving sisters, Shirley and Helen, who came and helped her, prayed with her, fed her, clothed her, etc every single week. They were both able to spend a few hours with her on her last day as well. Her children were also very loyal to their amazingly strong mother and were with her through it all. And by the grace of God she was able to pass away peacefully after so many incredibly hard years of suffering. All who know and love her, have no doubt she went straight to heaven, where she can now sing and dance with Jesus. And she is reunited with her husband and so many other dear loved ones.
Ruthie was a wonderful and selfless Mother, Wife, Sister, Aunt, Friend and a proud and ever-loving Grandma. She will be missed by so many, but especially by her children and her granddaughter Isabella. A special thanks to the employees at Juniper Village where Ruthie lived the last two years of her life. And to the nurses and all the employees at Divine Mercy Hospice who also took such good and gentle care of her during her last years of life. Ruthie was by far one of the strongest, sweetest, most caring, generous, spiritual, loyal persons we have all known. She will be dearly missed. Rest in Jesus' ever lasting peace my beautiful Momma and friend. Save a place for me. Now you have your Angel Wings! We love you always [❤] [❤] [❤]
God looked around his garden
And found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the earth,
And saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew that you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So He closed your weary eyelids
And whispered “Peace be thine.”
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you did not go alone…
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.