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Ruth Roman

June 15, 1935 — October 21, 2021

Ruth Roman
Manti, Utah

Ruth Ann Roman, daughter of Talmage and Della Cook, passed away peacefully at 5:42 AM on October 21, 2021, in Manti Utah.  Ruth was born in Sumter, South Carolina on June 15, 1935, where she was raised with her three siblings: Moody, Theron, and Dean Cook.  She was raised and baptized as a Southern Baptist and her faith remained with her throughout her life.  After high school she attended Mars Hill College in North Carolina.  During the summer she worked as a civil servant at Shaw Air Force base in South Carolina where she met her husband, Stephan F. Roman and had three children: Marianne, Alexander, and Nicholas Roman.

If there is one word to summarize Ruth’s life it would be sacrifice.  She dedicated her life to her children, always attending to their temporal and spiritual needs and willingly sacrificed her own well-being for theirs.  She was a loyal and faithful wife to her husband Stephan.

Ruth Ann loved people and was always willing to listen and empathize with anyone in need.  She had a very likable, genuine and magnetic personality.  Strangers were always willing to confide in Ruth and she was always willing to listen and empathize with anyone in need.    When she was not tending the needs of her family she was reaching out to others in need and always willing to serve.  Ruth was easily trusted and loved.  She was generally interested in the well-being of the people around her.

Ruth lived in New Jersey with her daughter Marianne Ansari from 1994 to 2001 and helped raise her grandchildren: Karsyn and Amir.  She enjoyed her time with her grandchildren.

Upon her husband’s death on June 11 of 2001, Ruth moved back to her home in Connecticut where she continued to live with her son Alexander who devotedly cared for her up until her time of passing.

Despite her adversities and uncertainty Ruth Ann lived by the council of Jesus Christ who once said, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves. For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves”

Ruth Ann Roman left a legacy of love devotion behind that is felt by her children and grandchildren today.  She is survived by her children: Marianne, Alexander, and Nicholas Roman.  Along with her grandchildren: Karsyn and Amir Ansari, Dmitri and Leora Roman.  She is greatly missed.

Cremation services to be held at the Magleby Mortuary Crematory.  Memorial services to be held at a later date. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at

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