She was born in Brazil Sept. 5, 1917, the daughter of Bernie and Louise (Brockmeier) Sawyer).
She married Robert Dellacca May 20, 1935.
She enjoyed raising her family, crocheting, reading, embroidery and flower gardening.
Ruth also loved animals, especially cats and birds.
Ruth was a devoted member of the Pilgrim Holiness/Wesleyan Church.
She served as Sunday school teacher and Superintendent, missionary president, former member of the board of directors and a Bible school director.
In addition to her parents Bernie and Louise Sawyer, she was preceded in death by sisters Daisy Coleman, Betty Phillips and Georgia Shutt.
Survivors include her children Patricia "Patty" Gonser-Rose, Carbon, Don Dellacca, Greenwood, and John David Dellacca, Carbon, grandchildren Rick Gonser, Karen Couch, Ann Louise Clifton, Robert Gonser, Rhonda Godfrey, Rick Dellacca, Renita Dellacca, and Ron Dellacca, great-grandchildren Richard, Ryan, Michael, Vanessa, Brandon, Chelsea, Ethan, Danielle, Makayla, Cheyenne, Benjamin, Erica, Chris, Derrick, Jennifer, Charlie Ray and Tana, seven great-great-grandchildren, sister Mary Breece, as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at 1 p.m., with her grandson Robert Gonser officiating.
Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday, from 5-8 p.m.
Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in her memory.