Ruth Holdaway

Ruth Clark Holdaway, 39, Minot, ND, formerly of Kerkhoven, MN died Sunday, January 7, 2018 in Minot. 

Ruth was born April 2, 1978, in Willmar, MN to Richard and Karen (Haberle) Clark. She was educated in Kerkhoven, MN and graduated from KMS High School in 1996. She attended college at Concordia College in Moorhead, Ridgewater College in Willmar, Mayville State University and completed her degree in social work at Minot State University in 2003. 

Ruth was united in marriage to Daniel Holdaway on December 5, 2009. They made their home in Minot. She spent her career as a social worker coordinating services for those in need for both Williams County in Williston and Ward County in Minot. She enjoyed her career field and appreciated her coworkers who shared the same passion to assist and protect those in need. 

Ruth loved her family and friends. She was known to entertain and cook for many occasions in her home. She enjoyed reading, movies and theatre. Her love for children and animals was well known to all, through the care of her family and four legged babies at home.  She will be missed by all who were blessed to share in her life. 

Ruth’s loving family includes her husband, Daniel Holdaway, Minot; mother, Karen Clark, Clara City, MN; brother, Allen Clark, Willmar, MN along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 

Ruth was preceded in death by her father and maternal and paternal grandparents. 

Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home of Minot.
Memorials are preferred to the Souris Valley Animal Shelter of Minot.

Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 15, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clara City, MN.


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MessageI’m so very sorry for your loss.
Bobbie Bauman
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MessageMy deepest sympathy to Ruth's family and friends. I had the privilege of collaborating with Ruth on many projects to support children and families through the ND child welfare system. She was genuinely concerned that children thrive and families feel supported to be successful. I will miss her greatly.
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MessageRuth was one of the kindest souls I’ve ever had the pleasure to have met. My sincerest condolences to all of her friends and family. I am thankful for her friendship and the good times we had together. “Huzzah!” Rest well my dear. Much love.
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MessageAllen and Karen, I'm deeply sorry for this loss. Ruth and Al spent were just down the block and grew up with my girls. She was an amazing girl. God Bless You.
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MessageI was very saddened to hear of Ruth's passing. I work for a neighboring county in Social Services and sat next to Ruth at many meetings. She truly cared about the work we do in helping children & families. She had wonderful insight & was a great individual. I will truly miss her and know that others where she has touched their lives will miss her as well.
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MessageDan, no words can express your pain and loss. I am so sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. God be with you, and all of her family and friends. No one can take away your memories. She is looking down on you with deep love.
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MessageWhat a loss this will be for all who have come into contact with Ruth. She had a wonderful soul and most beautiful smile! I will truly miss her and feel blessed to have worked with her at Ward County. Prayers to all of her family and friends.
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MessageDan, Karen,Allen you are in my prayers, pray that God gives you the strength you need at this difficult time God is walking along side of you and holding your hand. Ruthie was a wonderful person. God bless, Love you Sandy Thielke
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MessageKaren, I am so sorry about the loss of your daughter, Ruth. If there is any thing you need , please let me know
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MessageRuthie you will be missed, smiling face and a laugh that was very warming. Mom and Allen, will find a big place to fill, sometime, will go by and tears,will fall, but there will be a time to meet again. God bless,and watch over us as we pray and celebrate your Life.Uncle Denny
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MessageI am so sorry for your loss. I used to work with Ruth and she was one special lady. She will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers will be extended to the family during this tough time.
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MessageA beautiful photo. A beautiful soul. My sincere sympathy to her family and numerous friends.
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MessageWhat a beautiful message and photo, which is fitting for such a beautiful person. Ruth had the largest heart and was a friend anyone would be lucky to have. Ruth was my late sister, Codie's, best friend. She filled the sister roll on my wedding day when my sister was watching from Heaven. She was selfless, kind, and had an energy that always brought a smile to my face. In honor of my sister: "Thank you for being a friend. Traveled down the road back again. Your heart is true, you're a pal and a confident, thank you for being a friend. And if you threw a party and invited everyone you knew. You would see the greatest gift would be from me, and the card attached would say, thank you for being a friend.".
Love you Ruth.
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MessageKaren and Allen,
We are so sorry for your loss. There is another angel in heaven looking down on you. May your memories keep her in your hearts forever.

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