Feb. 28, 1933 — March 19, 2021
Thursday, April 1, 2021
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Ruth L. Gaustad passed away on March 19, 2021, at Beartooth Manor. Ruth was born Feb. 28, 1933, south of Columbus, to parents Ingolf and Fannie Nordmark. She met Dad at a dance in Reed Point. They married May 4, 1952. Dad was hurt on a ranch six miles south of Columbus in August 1961, which put him in a coma for almost 22 years.

Raising two boys, had epilepsy, overcame breast cancer, lost her mother at a young age and was struck by lightning twice.

Preceded in death, her parents, husband Clayton, siblings Gilbert Nordmark of Alaska, Bertina Tisland of Alaska, Ed Anderson of Columbus, Clava Schelin of Butte and grandsons Jake and Mark.

Ruth is survived by sons Larry (Deanne) of Absarokee; Terry (Cyndi) of Columbus; grandchildren Cassandra, Monica, Matt, Zach and Danielle. And 10 great grandchildren.

We would like to thank Beartooth Manor for the excellent care that she received these last 13 years.