Elizabeth  Ruddell

Obituary of Elizabeth Nicole Ruddell

Elizabeth Nicole Ruddell

April 21, 1979 ~ April 12, 2018


Elizabeth Nicole Ruddell passed away into the loving arms of Jesus at her home in Ritzville, WA on April 12, 2018.  After patiently waiting for years to get her diploma, she finally graduated from “Life’s Temporal University” into “Eternity’s Hall of Fame.”  She is walking streets of gold, now!


This young lady didn’t have a list of college degrees or worldly accomplishments…she didn’t need any of that to be able to reach the hearts of thousands and bring about change into the lives of even more.  What she did have was a burning passion for Jesus and a soul that was Heaven Bound.  Her life exemplified Christ in ways that words cannot describe…it flowed seamlessly between Heaven and Earth. 


Nicole truly was a “real” Christian… a woman of deep, childlike faith… one who loved God and others deeply and forgave those who had been unkind and critical of her.  She set the perfect example of how to live victoriously and overcome life’s challenges, every single day.  Nicole was very forgiving and loving, loyal and supportive, thoughtful and discerning…she could read people like a book. 


Next to loving Jesus with all of her heart, she dearly loved Carrie Underwood.   She was ecstatic at the opportunity to meet any type of first responder.  Her love for Harley-Davidson apparel and the Florida State Seminoles was only matched by her love for root beer and hot dogs.  Her laugh was contagious and her love of practical jokes was an unending source for that laughter.


Above all, though, she was filled with God’s love more than anything else!!  She was truly a “Beautiful Southern Lady”… full of grace and mercy!  Her life was a “Total Success Story” from the beginning to the end.  She will be deeply missed by so many, especially her family, and remembered for decades by all of us who were privileged to know her.


Nicole is survived by her devoted mother Ann Anderson and her loving and giving stepfather John C. Anderson of Ritzville, WA; her deeply caring father and stepmother Paul and Deborah Ruddell from Moultrie, GA; her loving siblings from across the nation…Chuck and Kara Gibson from Kansas, Michael Ruddell, Christina and Derrick Howell from GA, Aaron Ruddell and Brian Gibson from Florida, and Shelley Ann and Matt Miller from Lind, WA, In addition to her siblings, she is leaving behind nieces and nephews that she dearly loved…Michael Bradley, Logan, and Gracelyn Howell, Georgia and Cecelia (Charlie) Gibson, Ann Marie and Jay Miller.  Last but not least, her little Miniature Schnauzer Dixie will miss her so much!


A Celebration of Life will be held at Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville, WA on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 1:00 PM. 


Another Celebration of her life will be held in Tallahassee, FL, on June 2, 2018.  The place and time of service will be announced, soon.


In lieu of flowers, we ask that you gather your family together, grill some hot dogs, drink some root beers and love on each other.

Condolences may be left at www.danekasfh.com

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Celebration Of Life

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Danekas Funeral Home
207 E Main
Ritzville, Washington, United States
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