Ruth Jean’ne Connick, 80, passed away in the early morning on March 21, 2012 at Ludington Hospital and was entrusted to the care of Verdun Funeral Home in Baldwin, MI. Ruth was born in Salt Lake City, UT on Feb. 3, 1932 to parents Paul Leland Gilmore & Violet Boweter Gilmore. She was named after her grandmother Ruth Criswell Wilson. She had three brothers: Jerry Leland Gilmore, Michael David Gilmore and Donald Paul Gilmore.
She graduated from East High School in SLC and attended the University of Utah. Her interests ranged from collegiate skiing, to animals, mysteries and Egyptian culture. She lived most of her adult life in Southern California where she met and married Lavern Bates Connick on October 23rd, 1984. The couple retired together in Baldwin, MI.