Ruth Mosnik

April 30th, 1925May 1st, 2015

  Ruth Mosnik passed away from complications of a stroke May 1, 2015. She had just reached her 90th birthday.

  Ruth was born April 30, 1925, to Grace and Arthur Bowers, in Reddish England. She grew up in Manchester, England, the youngest of three children.

  While on holiday in Wales, she met Alvin Mosnik, where he was on leave during WWII. Her beautiful red hair caught his eye. They were married in 1945 in Manchester.
  She came over to the U.S. by boat with other war brides to Colorado.
Ruth and Alvin lived in Erie and Louisville CO. Ruth worked for the St.Vrain school district for many years, retiring in June 1987.
  Ruth was a kind person, with a sense of humor and a twinkle in her eye. Ruth was very proud of her British heritage, with a wee bit of Scots on her mother's side, Clan Graham. She would tell many stories about her childhood in England and working during the war.
  Ruth had a lovely singing voice, from English ditties to hymns and popular songs, she liked to entertain us. She enjoyed playing the kazoo and took guitar lessons later in life. Ruth liked to knit, especially baby clothes. Ruth and Alvin really liked to travel to see relatives in Canada and with friends on many trips around the U.S. Ruth had beautiful penmanship and liked corresponding with family and friends all over the world. She had always wanted to see the Rocky Mountains and enjoyed living in Colorado. The family had many great fishing weekends in Red Feather Lakes CO. With her many friends, she was a member of the Red Hat Society and a Bunco group. Ruth loved to read and study the Bible in her Bible group.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Arthur and Syd, husband Alvin, nieces Gloria and Barbara and her son-in-law, Lance Bray.
  She is survived by her son, David Mosnik (Louise), of Fort Collins CO, granddaughter Stephanie Mosnik (Erik Ambrose) of Longmont CO, granddaughter Jessica Mosnik of Melbourne Australia; daughter Patricia Bray (Lance Bray), grandson Robbie Bray and granddaughter Jenna Bray, all of Louisville CO; sisters in law, Marlene Waneka and Josie Mosnik and brother in law Claude Starkey, and her beloved nieces, nephews, and extended family.

 Ruth was very appreciative of all her care givers.



  A memorial service will be held at the Rocky Mountain Christian Church, 9447 Niwot Road, Niwot on Thursday, May 7 at 11 am.
  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Coal Creek Meals on Wheels, 1255 Centaur Village Drive, Lafayette, CO 80026 or Tru Hospice Care Center 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette, CO 80026.








Dave, We are sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, you did great job of caring for her these past years. May she rest in peace, The Takahashi's
Patti and Dave, my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother. I will never forget the good times we all had in Red Feather. She was so kind to my children and myself. I hope you can take comfort in knowing that one less day on earth is one more day in heaven for her. She and your Dad are together again smiling down on both of you and your families. God's blessings..........terry
Dave, sorry for your loss, my condolences to you and your family. I met your mother once a long time ago and she seemed a sweet lady. You are truly a good man in every sense of the word and those values you have come from your parents, which is a tribute to them. Bob & Vicky Loeven
Dear Dave and Patty, So sorry to have read about your dear Mom's passing. I will always remember the great times at Red Feather. Love and prayers, Judy