Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Thatchers in:
 • Mount Vernon Memorial Park
 • Fair Oaks
 • Sacramento County
 • California
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Ruth Ann Choquette Thatcher
Birth: Oct. 3, 1917, USA
Death: Nov. 16, 1989
Dallas County
Texas, USA

Ruth Thatcher was a truly amazing woman. In WWII she flew planes, (P-51 Mustangs),for the WASP's, the Women's Airforce Service Pilots. She was based at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, TX. She was also a nurse and a loving wife and mother. For info on the W.A.S.P. check here: WASP


"He met the beautiful Ruth Choquette and went with her to Washington D.C. where she was to meet with Jaquelyn Cochran and sign up for the Women's Air Force Service Pilots. They hitchhiked all the way from Dallas to D.C..

Jerry served a short time in the army but for the bulk of WWII he bought scrap metal for the government for the War Production Bureau. Ruth was stationed at Avenger field in Sweetwater, TX and oddly enough there must have been a lot of scrap metal in Sweetwater because Jerry went there often. Jerry would pick up Ruth at the base and her friends would stuff her bunk full of pillows to look as if she were sleeping and Jerry would make sure she was back on base before revielle the next morning. After the war they were married in Mexico.

Jerry and Ruth helped raise Ruth's nephew, Gerald, and a little while later their son Michael Edgar Thatcher came along. They raised the boys in many different states but spent the most time in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas. Michael married Brenda Joyce Brackney and in 1985 they brought the beautiful Rebecca Lauren Thatcher into the world who was adored by both her paternal grandparents. Sadly in 1989 Jerry lost his beloved Ruth to cancer. He never remarried; he never found someone who could compare to Ruth."

Family links: 
  Alphonso Lewis Choquette (1883 - 1952)
  Katherine Matilda Kral Choquette (1890 - 1984)
  Gerald Luttrell Thatcher (1913 - 2009)*
  Michael Edgar Thatcher (1949 - 2006)*
  Roy Anthony Choquette (1916 - 1998)*
  Ruth Ann Choquette Thatcher (1917 - 1989)
  Maurice Joseph Choquette (1918 - 1984)*
  Ralph William Choquette (1920 - 2001)*
  Ray Wallace Choquette (1921 - 2015)*
  Russell Leonard Choquette (1922 - 1991)*
  Rose Marie Choquette Steel (1923 - 2005)*
  Melvin Lewis Choquette (1932 - 1934)*
*Calculated relationship

Mount Vernon Memorial Park
Fair Oaks
Sacramento County
California, USA
Created by: Sherill Thatcher
Record added: May 12, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14270029
Ruth Ann <i>Choquette</i> Thatcher
Added by: Farison-Fruchey Roots
Ruth Ann <i>Choquette</i> Thatcher
Added by: Sherill Thatcher
Ruth Ann <i>Choquette</i> Thatcher
Added by: William Tatum
There are 3 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Impressive-your life was very accomplished.
- ghost girl
 Added: Oct. 3, 2017

- Rich Vance
 Added: Sep. 30, 2017

- R I P
 Added: Aug. 19, 2017
There are 704 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
This page is sponsored by: jrrmr910

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service