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Ruth, with husband Jon and two-year-old son Nash during the Mrs. America pageant last month in Tucson, Arizona.

From Ellsworth to the Mrs. America pageant: Gray finishes second runner-up

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Ruth Gray didn’t think pageants would ever be part of her future until a friend planted the seed.

The friend, Gray explained, convinced her as a stay-at-home mom this would give her a chance to reconnect with the adult world after having a baby, which Gray had two years ago.


The 1996 Ellsworth High School graduate decided to give it a go and rode it all the way to the national Mrs. America pageant where she was named second runner-up last month in Tucson, Arizona.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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