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Ruth B Hunt

June 5, 1928 — December 6, 2021

Longtime Sandpoint resident, Ruth Bernice Hill Hunt, passed away on December 6, 2021 at Luther Park in Sandpoint, Idaho.


Ruth was born on June 5, 1928 in Naples, Idaho to Clifford and Cleo Hill.  She spent her youth in Naples, Lapwai, Priest River and Sandpoint with her siblings Rhoda, Karen and Merele.


Ruth married her high school sweetheart, James Earl Hunt in Thompson Falls, Montana the day after her 18th birthday.  She graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1947.


Ruth is survived by her sons Bill (Chris) Hunt of Fresno, CA; John (Donna) Hunt of Post Falls, ID and daughter Nancy (Don) Swanstrom of Kootenai, ID. Her surviving grandchildren Pete Hunt, Johnny Hunt and Jenny Hunt Craig; Amy (Jason) Topp; Annie Terry, Tim Swanstrom, Ted (Jarae) Swanstrom; D.J Hunt, Jason (Melissa) Hunt and numerous great and great great grandchildren.


Ruthie is also survived by her sister Karen (Bill) Amidei of Bonners Ferry, ID; sister-in-law Helen Hill of Bonners Ferry and brother-in-law Karl Hoffman of Spokane, WA and numerous nieces and nephews.


She is preceded in death by her parents, husband James, son Ronald Earl and grandson Earl, sister Rhoda Wilson and brother Merele Hill.


The family extends a very special thank you to Luther Park for the care and kindness extended to our mother.


At Ruth’s request, private family services have been held.

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