Rulene West Williams

August 17, 1940 ~ February 10, 2021


Feb. 13, 2021
10:00 AM
1950 E. Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah

Rulene West Williams beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend completed her mortal journey on February 10, 2021. She passed in her home of 58 years in Holladay Utah surrounded by her two sons, sisters and grandsons. Mom was born on August 17, 1940 in Lehi, Utah to Rulon Lester West and Kathleen Aiken West, the second of four sisters. Mom’s family resided in Lehi, Orem, Pleasant Grove and South Salt Lake. She graduated from Granite High School in 1958. Mom married Gary Davis Williams on March 23, 1962 in Salt Lake City. She spent many years as a homemaker, lovingly raising her two sons before going to work for Travelers Insurance as a claim’s adjuster where she established many lifelong friendships. After retirement Mom and Dad spent many happy years together going on cruises, cheering for the Jazz and Utes and most importantly never missing a sporting event of her grandsons. Mom and Dad were able to celebrate 50 years of marriage on March 23, 2012. Sadly, Dad passed on May 21, 2012 and Mom was heartbroken losing her beloved Gary. She bravely carried on after Dad’s passing as she loved watching her grandsons and great grandson grow into fine young men. Mom loved everyone unconditionally and was a peacemaker by nature. She loved family reunions, playing cards, watching her grandsons play sports, trips to Tabiona, visiting with her sisters and spending time with her great grandson Armani. Mom will be missed terribly but we take comfort knowing that she is together again with Dad.

Mom is survived by her two sons Gary Dee and Jeffrey Rulon (Patricia) and grandsons Frank, Tyson and Harley and great grandson Armani. She is also survived by her beloved sisters Constance West Adams, Kathleen (Ron) Winningham, Jeanne (Alan) Thornton as well as many nieces, nephews, lifelong neighbors and friends. Preceded in death by her parents and her husband Gary.

Per Mom’s request, there will be no funeral. Graveside services will be held Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 South) in Sandy Utah. In lieu of flowers, Mom would like you to take a loved one out to eat and spend some quality time with them. To virtually view graveside services through zoom please visit


We are so sorry for lost. Mother enjoyed many hours of playing cards, talking on the phone, going to Torrey, and working together. God bless. Live Julie and Jacob Sandoval

- Julie Forbush-Sandoval
Somehow I missed Rulene's funeral, I apologize and am so sorry. I really wanted be there to pay tribute and see everyone. Somehow I had it in my mind that it would be early this week. Please forgive me.

- Gary West
We love you, Aunt Rulene. Always in our hearts—

- Catharine Gordon
My deepest condolences. I knew Rulene for 50 years. She’s been an Intercal part of our lives. An absolute angel and friend to my mother. I’m glad you’re finally reunited with Gary. All my love to the family

- Kathleen M Higber
Rulene has been a dearest friend for 39 years we started working the same day for the travelers insurance company in 1982 we were in the same department and found out we left a mile from each other and became very dear friends Her passing is leaving a huge hole in my heart and I can hardly bear it she will never be forgotten

- Elaine Forbush
Dear Dee and family, I am so sorry for your loss of your beautiful mother. I loved her dearly and so enjoyed our many visits. She will be missed. Love and prayers to you and your family. Love, Ann

- Ann Jacobsen