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Ruth McClain-SticklerNovember 7, 1937 ~ November 17, 2017 (age 80)
Ruth McClain-Stickler, age 80, of Parker, CO, passed away peacefully from this world while surrounded by family at Parker Adventist Hospital on November 17, 2017. She was born in Insterburg, East Prussia on November 7, 1937 and immigrated to the USA in 1955. Prior to coming to America, Ruth married the late Mr. Robert Romero McClain, spending their lives together until his death in 1978. A survivor of WWII Germany, Ruth was a fighter and an outspoken force that had the heart of a lion. She moved to the beat of her own drum. Ruth was exceedingly generous and selflessly supported her children throughout her lifetime. Ruth nurtured and developed her children in her own way. She imbued each of them with a sense of refinement, individualism and internal toughness. Ruth was an entrepreneurial spirit and a superb chef who enjoyed the finer things in life, such as art, good music, parties, gardening, fine food and a good glass of champagne. She loved everything equestrian and devoted herself to breeding and raising purebred horses. She reveled in the “horsey people” culture and loved horse shows, racing and jumping events. Ruth leaves behind a wonderful family consisting of: son Kip McClain (Yoriko), daughters Ivy McClain-Jones (Elbert) and Linda Sperry; step-children Bill Stickler and Frank Stickler; grandchildren, Tenille Johnson (Brad), Chase Sperry (Jessica), Loren McClain (Hillary), Miyako, Ryder Reddick (Nichole), Colton Jones and Britton Jones-Nuttal (Jake); great grandchildren, Riley, Breckyn, Macy, Adison, Leo, Christian and Emmerson; and her brother Richard and sister Gudren. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, August and Alma Knochenhauer, son, Bobby McClain, first husband, Robert McClain, second husband, Bill Stickler, and brother Monfred. Ruth impacted many lives, loved her family fiercely and will be missed by all those whose hearts she touched.
Ruth will be interred with her late husband, Robert, at Fort Logan National Cemetery on November 28, 2017. Due to regulations at Fort Logan, the service is only for immediate family. Please know that all of you who loved Ruth are in our hearts, and we thank you for your prayers and sympathy during this difficult time.