After a happy and rewarding life, Ruth Noall Dickson passed away peacefully on February 5, 2021. She was born on May 25, 1930, in Brigham City, Utah, to Albert Edward and Mabel Sorensen Noall, followed by brothers David and Roger. She attended East High where she was editor of the literary magazine, business manager of the yearbook, and on the debate team. Ruth attended the University of Utah graduating with honors, while serving as Student Body Secretary her sophomore year and Vice President her senior year. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, and honored as U-Days, Intra-Fraternity and SAE Queens. She was part of the Spurs, Cwean and Mortar Board service organizations, Phi Kappa Phi scholastic honorary, and Beehive Honorary.
After teaching Speech and English at local high schools and the University of Utah, Ruth married William Flint Dickson on July 28, 1961, in the Logan LDS Temple. She served in many capacities for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints including Stake President of the Young Women and Stake President of the Relief Society. She served with her husband when he was twice Mission President of the Canada Montreal LDS Mission. She supported her children in their endeavors and was PTA president at Highland High School. Ruth enjoyed many friendships, clubs, and organizations throughout her life, some meeting for more than fifty years. These include her beloved writers club where she wrote and shared prolifically, art history study group, Great Books study group, and Latter-Day Sigma Chis.
Friendships were numerous, genuine and far-reaching. She was connected with neighbors old and new, an extensive web of relatives, sorority sisters, and family friends. Her intellect was remarkable, her recall of literature and art history uncanny, and her humor inserted at all of the right times. She was able to praise and support others yet laugh at herself. A prolific letter writer and card sender, Ruth was organized and efficient in everything she did. She was beautiful on the inside and out; brilliant, gracious and elegant in her life and in her passing.
Her husband Flint preceded her in death in 2012. She is survived by her children Gordon Flint Dickson (Robyn), Michael Sonne Dickson (Daphne), Angela Diane Dickson, and Rebecca Ruth Wildman (Eric) and grandchildren Skylar, Ariel, Eleanor, Flint, Deven, Arjun, and Rachel.
A private family service was held on February 12, 2021 and she was laid to rest next to her husband at Sunset Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, do something for a person in need.
A Zoom recording of the services is available to watch here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/gTs7AJ9Mjn8vDOpsbEH3FnKrvWTjWol-uH_oWSo779Qn4YUAwkY-ZiyNOQIRd62o.cKkAUBIBYuDG2BAH?startTime=1613161091000