Ruth was born August 10, 1937 in Omaha, Nebraska to Helen (Benson) and George Fisher. She died February 9, 2011 in Ames, Iowa.
Ruth was an avid hockey mom, industry professional, author, travel fanatic, friend, sister, gardener, dog lover, basketball fan, bird watcher, fabric retailer and community sewing class instructor.
Ruth's passion and career revolved around teaching. She taught elementary school in Maryland and high school in Iowa. She earned her Master's degree from Iowa State University abd joined the ISU faculty in 1977. As an advisor and professor of textiles and clothing, she mentored hundreds of students to become successful in their education and profession. She was a member of the AAFA Executive Leadership Council, faculty fellow of the Textile Clothing Technology Corporation, a member of the International Textile Apparel Association and a member of Alpha Chi Omega.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by three brothers, Dick Fisher and George Fisher, both of Omaha, NE, and Bob Fisher of Tulsa, OK; three children, Karen Glock of Kansas City, MO, Jeff Glock of Ankeny, and Doug Glock of Westminster, CO; three grandchildren, Dillan, Nolan, and Quinn; and Moji, the "wonder dog".
Donations may be sent to the Ruth Glock Memorial Scholarship Fund at First National Bank, Ames, in lieu of gifts and flowers. A celebration of Ruth's life will be held on Saturday, February 19th from 5 to 7 p.m. at Reiman Gardens at ISU, with a tribute at 5:30 p.m.
Condolences may be sent to www.stevensmemorialchapel.com. Arrangements under the direction of Stevens Memorial Chapel, Ames, IA.