With broken yet hopeful hearts we announce the passing of our dear Ruth Clark Naylor. She quietly returned home on January 30, 2022, surrounded by her family.\n\nRuth was born on October 4, 1931, in Canon City, Colorado, to Sidney B Clark and Annie Fay Langston. She was raised in Colorado, Texas, and eventually Utah. She married her sweetheart, Ronald Naylor, on April 23, 1950. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on April 22, 2006.\n\nRuth was fashionable, fastidious, and a ferocious worker and reader. She graduated from beauty school in 1950 and maintained a successful career in fashion as a buyer for Auerbach's in Salt Lake City. She also worked as a long distance telephone operator for Mountain Bell and assembled medical devices for Abbott Laboratories. She ensured that her family was always clean and classy, often styling the grandchildrens’ hair before they left for school each day.\n\nRuth also loved to work in her yard and keep it in tip-top shape. You could frequently find her trimming and planting all while humming a tune. She was always humming a tune. Even in her 90th year of life she still spent most of her time working in the yard and humming her tunes.\n\nRuth was usually juggling multiple books at once. She had stacks on her nightstand and in her living room. Whether it was a murder mystery, romance novel, or gospel reference book, she often left bookmarks with little pieces of torn paper between the pages that impressed her the most. The most admirable aspect of her love of reading was her desire to share what she was reading with members of her family.\n\nRuth left her greatest mark on this world in her role as grandmother. Her three grandchildren and eight great grandchildren were the apple of her eye, and they adored her equally as much. She took a genuinely keen interest in each of their lives, wanting to know every detail about school, work, and whatever else interested them. She made sure each grandchild washed their hands when they returned home from school each day. Her cheesecake was a family favorite, and she would often make it spontaneously for her grandchildren and leave it at their home.\n\nRuth was everything that you could ever ask for from a mother and grandmother. She has left us with clean hands, bookmarks of wisdom in our minds, and her tune in our hearts. Until we meet again, we will miss her dearly.\n\nRuth was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney B Clark and Annie Fay Langston Clark; her husband, Ronald J Naylor; and her siblings, Howard Clark, Marguerite Clark, Sidney B Clark Jr., Carroll Lee Clark, and Pete Swan. She was survived by her sister, Helen Felkins (Sonny); her daughters, LeeAnn Kresser and Robyn Macari (Jim); her grandchildren, Kyle Kresser (Audrey), Clark Collings (Jennifer), and Sidney Kresser; and her great grandchildren, Colton Kresser, Kylie Kresser (Ethan), Klayton Kresser, Kelsie-Lynn Kresser, Addison Collings, Porter Collings, Cooper Collings, and Giselle Kresser.\n\nWe are also so very grateful to Nikki Rodrigue and the staff at Active Hospice for their care of our beloved Ruth. A viewing and memorial service will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday, February 7, 2022, at Jenkins–Soffe Funeral Home, 4760 S. State Street in Murray, Utah. The viewing will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., and the memorial service will begin at 11:45 a.m. A graveside service will be held at the Murray City Cemetery.