Madison: Ruth Ann Doughty, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at Oakwood Village East Meadows Assisted Living. Ruth was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 15, 1938, to Arthur and Minnie Glaesman. Ruth graduated at St. Paul Central High School in 1956. She moved to Tulsa, OK with her former husband Bob Doughty for a few years and they eventually moved to Madison in 1969.
Ruth worked in the insurance industry in the Madison area for many years living on the west side for 30 years. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church for many years. In 2000 she moved into her new home at Oakwood Village East, which she loved, where she retired and made many, many wonderful friends. She was a master at everything crafty giving many beautiful things she made to family and friends. Sewing, knitting, making her own holiday cards and cross-stitch were some of her favorites. Other hobbies she enjoyed were puzzles, reading and coloring.
She was an extremely good cook and holidays at our family home were very special with great dinners, snacks and family. She enjoyed traveling to many places in the U.S. with her brother Bob and sisters Karen and Ardie along with their spouses and also lucky enough to travel to Spain and Paris where she once said she felt at home when visiting the Arc de Triomphe.
Ruth is survived by her daughters, Barbara Arnolde (Edward), Linda Minter, Sue Hackathorn, 4 grandchildren, Austin, Heather, Tony and Brian, 5 great grandchildren, Braxton, Landon, Tanner, Kade and Adelynn. She is further survived by her sister, Karen Steele (Chuck), her brother, Bob Glaesman (Joni), brother-in-law, George Muenchow and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Ardyth Muenchow and grandson, Jonathan Hessler.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on January 04, 2020, at the OAKWOOD VILLAGE EAST TREE OF LIFE CHAPEL, 5565 Tancho Drive, Madison, Wis., with Rev. Wayne Shannon officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Myositis Association, which she was extremely passionate about, teaching others who did not know of this rare muscle disease (including some doctors) or Oakwood Village East which she loved and had many great years as her home. A very special thank you to all the staff at Oakwood Meadows Assisted Living for the special care you gave her. (No vegetables please you know who!)