Ruth Thomas, Professor at the University of Minnesota, died January 27, 2013, after an extended illness. Dr. Thomas was a member of the University of Minnesota faculty for 36 years. During those years, she served as Head of the Division of Home Economics Education for eleven years and as Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for six years. She received several awards for her teaching and research. She produced numerous publications, including articles, books, and monographs, and developed and tested new approaches to technology-assisted learning. She is preceded in death by her parents and by her daughter, Paula. She is survived by her husband, Paul Thomas and son, David. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM, Thursday, January 31, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (2131 Fairview Ave, Roseville). Visitation 4-8 PM Wednesday, January 30, at Roseville Memorial Chapel (2245 N. Hamline Ave, 651-631-2727) and 1 hour prior until start of Mass at church Thursday. Interment Hillside Cemetery. Memorials to the Paula C. Thomas Memorial Scholarship Fund in lieu of flowers.