Ruth Marie Sansing
1948 - 2021
Swan-Law Funeral Directors
501 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO
Celebration of Life
Oct, 21 2021
1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Stonehaven Event Center
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Ruth Marie


December 22, 1948

September 25, 2021

On September 25, 2021 Ruth Marie Sansing passed away at the age of 72.

Ruth was born on December 22nd, 1948 in Bangor, Maine to Ed and Jane Shapleigh. Her family settled in Colorado Springs where Ruth attended Air Academy High School and received undergraduate and graduate degree from the University of Colorado. She married Michael Sansing and had one son, Jody Sansing.

Ruth was passionate about higher education and spent most of her career working in the Registrar's Office for the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She loved her job and the fulfillment that came with assisting new students find their paths in life through education. She was an accomplished bookworm belonging to several book clubs and an avid sports enthusiast with unwavering support for her Colorado Rockies, Denver Broncos and CU Buffaloes. As a Colorado Rockies season ticket holder she had a baseball acumen second to none. Ruth was a friend to all and could be found most days hiking in the foothills, tracking down various new local food trucks for lunch, taking in the zoo and many area museums with various groups.

Ruth was preceded in her death by her father Ed, and her mother Jane. She is survived by her son Jody, three grandsons Michael, Jake and Cole, two brothers Jim and Ted and one sister Jenny. A Celebration of Life will be held on October 21st at 1:00 – 4:00 PM in at the Stonehaven Event Center, 7875 Deer Hill Grove, Colorado Springs, CO.

Published by The Gazette from Oct. 8 to Oct. 10, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Stonehaven Event Center
7875 Deer Hill Grove, Colorado Springs, CO
Funeral services provided by:
Swan-Law Funeral Directors
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I was young last time I saw you. It must have been around 1974 (?). You and my sister (Tish) were good friends. She went to Germany with you and your family after graduation. I tracked you down and we spoke on the phone decades later. Clearly you made an impact on me since I tried to keep track of you. I will remember you as a fun loving and goofy friend of the family. To Ruth´s family, my deepest condolences. I will always remember her and that laugh!
Susan (Chmielinski) Lawson
October 15, 2021
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