Ruth Bleuler, 88, of Estes Park died on December 18, 2009 at her daughter’s home in Highlands Ranch, CO. Ruth was born on June 25, 1921 in Kusnacht, Switzerland. Her parents were Oskar and Emma (Mueller) Keller. She received her teaching degree in Switzerland and began her career in public education. On March 10, 1945, she married Ernst Bleuler in Kusnacht. The couple moved to the U.S. in 1947 with their infant daughter, when Ernst accepted a professorship in physics at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Their second and third daughters were born there. The family moved to Penn State University in 1964, where Ernst taught physics and Ruth earned a Master’s Degree in German Literature. She later worked as a translator of scientific and governmental documents. Ernst and Ruth retired to Estes Park in 1982 to enjoy the mountains. She loved nature, travel, and literature, and was completely devoted to her family.
Ruth is survived by her three daughters, Ragi Case of Tucson, AZ, Christine Bleuler of Santa Cruz, CA, and Betty Bleuler-Beegle and husband Ken of Highlands Ranch, CO, and granddaughters Anna Ruiz and Erica Beegle.
The family will celebrate Ruth’s life as a family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rocky Mountain Nature Association, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517.