Lee Gordon ‘Skip’ Ruleman, 64, of Thornton, Colorado passed away on January 23, 2011 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette, CO. He was born on November 29, 1946 to Charles ‘Buck’ and Polly Ruleman in Akron, Ohio. He grew up in Houston, Texas alongside his sister, Becky.
Skip graduated from Jesse H. Jones High School in 1965. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on July 26, 1966. After four years of service, he was honorably discharged on February 18, 1970 at the rank of Sergeant. He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds incurred during his service with Kilo 3/26.
Skip married Patricia (Tricia) Ruleman in Houston, TX on June 28, 1990. They lived in Thornton, CO for fourteen years.
Skip worked for SeAH PanMeridian Tubular in Denver, Colorado. He enjoyed many things in life including travel, golfing, playing the drums in both his church band and the Denver & District Pipe Band. Music was a passion in Skips’ life.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ruleman of Thornton, Colorado, Mother, Polly Ruleman of Hixson, Tennessee, his sister, Rebecca Ruleman Hawks and her husband Ron Hawks, of Hixson, Tennessee, his son, Christopher Ruleman and his wife, Merrie, along with their 3 children Justin, Ashlynn, and Torin of Sabine Pass, Texas, and his son, Sean Ruleman, of Texas. Skip was preceded in death by his father, Charles ‘Buck’ Ruleman in 1997.