Ruth Buchta

Ruth Buchta

Ruth Pearl Buchta

Ruth Buchta, formerly of Ponoka, passed away at Michener Hill Extendicare in Red Deer, Alberta on May 1, 2013 at the age of 82 years. Ruth was the youngest of two daughters born to Robert and Pearl Joice on November 6, 1930 in Hespero, Alberta and grew up in the Leslieville area. Married to John Butcha on June 17th, 1948 the couple made their home in Rimbey. In March of 1970 the family moved to Ponoka where Ruth was employed at the OK Economy store until her retirement. She is survived by her daughter Kathryn Reis (Wayne) and son Bob (Ann) all of Red Deer; grandchildren Glenda Stutheit (Brent) of Rimbey, Tanya Young (Brent) of Red Deer, and Kiley Callow (Kent) of Sundre; eight great-grandchildren Brittany Stand, Tanner, Kathryn & Reis Stutheit, Charlie & Brady Young, and Noah & Owen Callow; sister Jean Davis of Red Deer; and sisters-in-law Shirley Veldkamp (Tony) of Stauffer & Ida Buchta of the Evergreen district. Ruth was predeceased by her husband John in 1988. Visitation will be held at the Ponoka Funeral Home from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 followed by an Interment Service at the Forest Home Cemetery, Ponoka. A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. at the Ponoka Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Red Deer Hospice Society, Central Alberta Ronald McDonald House or a charity of your choosing. To express condolences to Ruth’s family, please visit

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