At 11, Ruth accepted Jesus as Saviour. She taught vacation Bible school. She was a cook at Winkler Bible Camp and Bible School. Ruth attended Winkler Bible School for 4 years. She enjoyed singing in choirs and groups. In 1950, she moved to Winnipeg and worked in the MB Bible College kitchen. Then she went to Shurpass Pacific College, Vancouver, to work and complete Grades 9–11. In 1955, she became a Registered Nurse through Grace Hospital, Winnipeg. Later, Ruth took advanced practical obstetrics in Edmonton. Her 32-year career included Winkler (Man.) Bethel Hospital, Grace Hospital, Dauphin (Man.) Hospital, Morden (Man.) Tabor Home and Concordia Hospital (Winnipeg). She attended Nurses Christian Fellowship. Ruth spend 3 months visiting missionaries and 7 countries in South America in 1964. She also travelled to Europe, Northwest Territories, Mexico, Israel, Hawaii, India, Thailand and Korea. In 2010, Ruth moved to Winkler to be closer to family.