Ruth Horton was born and raised in Hackensack, N.J. She worked as an executive secretary to the president of Western Electric in New York City until she moved with her husband Don to Aspen in the 1960s. They owned the Maroon Creek Lodge at Aspen Highlands.
Ruth was an avid golfer, bridge player, knitter and a longtime volunteer at Aspen Valley Hospital. Ruth maintained her sense of humor through life's trials.
A memorial service will be held at Carbondale Community United Methodist Church, 835 Second St., at 10 a.m. on Nov. 3, 2012.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either Homecare and Hospice of the Valley, P.O. Box 3768, Basalt, CO 81621, or Your Friends for Life, c/o Diane Welter, P.O. Box 4035, Aspen, CO 81612.