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Ruth Young Colvin 

1932 -- 2017

Ruth Young Colvin, 84, of Louisa, KY passed away Tuesday August 8, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

Ruth was born Sept. 7, 1932 at Louisa, the daughter of the late Byron and Emily Wallace Young. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a daughter Yvonne Trimble, a son David Colvin, a granddaughter Alexandria Trimble, and a brother Jim Young.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law Kim and Jim Thomas of Paintsville, KY; a son Eugene “E.R.” Colvin of Louisa, a brother and sister-in-law Laban and Edwina Young also of Louisa; four grandchildren Brooks Colvin of Lexington, KY, Page Goodwin of Pikeville, KY, Emily McDonald also of Pikeville, KY, and Matthew Thomas of Richmond, KY; and also five great grandchildren.

Ruth was very active in the community for years serving as Chairman of the Lawrence County Democrat Party; she also served on the Louisa Housing Board, Louisa Area Fire and Rescue Board, and Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. She was a member of the Lawrence County Chapter of the DAR, a Kentucky Colonel, and of the Methodist Faith.

The family will hold a memorial service for Ruth at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made in memory of Ruth Colvin to Community Hospice at 1480 Carter Ave. Ashland, KY 41101.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.



0 #2 Faye Arlene Ellis 2017-08-10 22:45
Sending my condolences and prayers !
+1 #1 Lee Mueller 2017-08-09 22:55
Thanks, Mark. Ruth and Patty were kindred souls -- unlikely but unabashed hell-raisers who fed off of each other's considerable energy. When I first met them, they were at a public meeting, stopping a chemical-waste incinerator from locating in Lawrence County. Eastern Kentucky will be an even poorer place without them.

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