RUTH ELAINE MEYERS DARLAND Memorial services for Cortez resident Ruth Elaine Meyers Darland will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at Montelores Baptist Church. Ruth was born on January 9, 1927 in Rock Springs, Wyo. the daughter of William A. and Velma O. (Anderson) Meyers. She passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Madison House at the age of 82. On June 13, 1946, Ruth married Delbert Darland. She was a devoted member of Montelores Baptist Church and Ruth enjoyed being a part of a book club and the Senior Citizens Group. Ruth was a devoted longtime member of Cortez First Baptist Church. Surviving Ruth are her children, Sharon K. Sanchez and husband, Larry of Cortez, Clifford Allen Darland and wife, Donna of Cortez, Darell W. Darland and wife, Deb of Delta Junction, Alaska, Bille D. Darland and wife, Lois of Gillette, Wyo.; and her sister, June Thompkins of Logan, Utah. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, William "Billy" Meyers. In keeping with Ruth's request, her body was donated to science. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Ruth Darland to either Hospice of Montezuma, PO Box 740, Cortez, Colo. 81321 or Montelores Baptist Church, PO Box 2, Lewis, Colo. 81327.