Basketball community mourns the loss of Ruth

It is with great sadness that the Geraldton community said goodbye to a well-known local, Ruth Rogers, over the weekend.
The Geraldton Amateur Basketball Association are mourning the loss of the well-known basketball identity with hundreds of messages of support and tributes pouring in from the basketball community.
What amazing lady who gave so much of time to Geraldton basketball.” -Gerard
“So sad to hear this Ruth was always a smiling face. She will be missed by so many. Rest in peace Ruthy.” -Emma
“RIP Ruthy Ruth Rogers who is going to keep us old vets inline now tough as nails and never showed the world the struggle you've had over the last few years. At rest now and I'm sure keeping an eye on the clocks at basketball forever.” - Scott
It was very rare for Ruth to not be at basketball most nights and she loved her time volunteering with the local association.
Ruth started with GABA in 1985 and in that time she has been a player, a life member, a referee, a director, scorebench official at Buccaneers home games, and many would know her most as games controller.
On a Facebook post from GABA yesterday, the association paid their condolences to one of the GABA’s most dedicated volunteers.
“It is with great sadness that we today announce the passing of one of our newest Life Members of the Geraldton Amateur Basketball Association, Ruth Rogers,” the post said.
“We are saddened by the loss of this terrific lady within the basketball community and we pass on our condolences to Ruth's family at this time.”
In a GABA publication late last year, Ruth said basketball gave her a place to socialise.

“I absolutely love the social side of it,” she said.

“I love coming out here and seeing everyone.”

Ruth had battled cancer for some years and passed away in Perth over the weekend at the age of 64.

On Thursday the community will show their respect for Ruth and a Facebook Page named “Tribute to Ruth”, is calling on everything to “Pull out your basketball singlet and wear it all day Thursday as a tribute to this wonderful woman”.