Ruth Witcomb

Obituary of Ruth Witcomb

Ruth A. Witcomb Ruth A. Witcomb passed away February 28, 2011 at Pacific Coast Manor. She was 87. Ruth was born on March 15, 1923 in Manhattan, New York, the daughter of Arthur and Christine Anderson. She grew up in Brooklyn, lived in Long Island, Downey California and has been a resident of Santa Cruz County for the past 26 years. She was an art major and enjoyed working with water colors and in photography, having won awards for photos she had taken. She was also a member of the "Rodeo Rowdies" a musical group that performed at local convalescent hospitals to brighten the spirits of the patients. Ruth was the "Lunch Lady" at Gault School for a number of years and later at Harbor High School. Following her retirement she began working in her family's business Transparent Glass Coatings until her second retirement at 80. She was a volunteer at Goodwill Industries for 20 years. She enjoyed taking her grandsons and their friends surfing and attending their baseball and volleyball games. She was well known and well loved by all the players. A member of Twin Lakes Church, she attended weekly women's Bible study groups. She loved card games, playing twice a week. She was described as a wonderful listener for her family and friends and she loved to pray for everyone. She is survived by her daughter, Eileen Hansen; son, George Witcomb; two grandsons, Derek Hansen and Steven Hansen and two great grandsons, Lucas Hansen and Henry Hansen. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Witcomb in 183 and her sister, Hazel Miller. A memorial reception will be held at Rodeo Gulch Mobile Estates Clubhouse on Saturday March 5, 2011 from 12:30 pm until 2:30 pm. Arrangements are by Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel. Please visit to light a candle for Ruth or express your condolences to her family.
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