Note on the Passing of Former Administrative Rules Program Manager

Mike Broschinsky Other News, Public News, Uncategorized

It is with sadness that the Division of Administrative Rules notes the passing of Ruth Langheinrich.  Ruth worked for the Utah State Archives for 17 years beginning in November 1967.  During the last several years of her career with Archives, she served as the coordinator of publications which included the State of Utah Bulletin (predecessor to today’s Utah State Bulletin; rulemaking was under the purview of Archives until 1987).
IBM Selectric Composer

IBM Selectric Composer

Around 1978, Ruth oversaw a staff of approximately 6 employees who used IBM Selectric Composers — re-keying much of the information submitted for publication — to produce the twice-monthly Bulletin.  Between 1978 and 1984, Ruth also oversaw the introduction of computers to produce rulemaking publications.  The July 1, 1984, issue of the Bulletin was the last issue for which Ruth was responsible. Ruth was loyal, dedicated, and personally vested in producing accurate publications for the the citizens of Utah.  Her friendly disposition, kind smile, and gentle German accent made her a pleasure to know.  Ruth’s efforts, and those of her staff, made Utah’s administrative rules accessible.  Thank you, Ruth, for your efforts on behalf of Utah’s citizens. Ruth Langheinrich’s obituary was published on April 3, 2012 and is available online at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/saltlaketribune/obituary.aspx?n=ruth-langheinrich&pid=156837152&fhid=4563 .
Ruth Langheinrich

Ruth Langheinrich

Source notes:  Picture of IBM Selectric Composer downloaded from http://ibmcomposer.org/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=62, accessed 4/4/2012.  Ruth’s picture downloaded from the obituary, accessed 4/4/2012.