Ruth Jean Gabrielson McCoy

Birth
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Death 3 Oct 2014 (aged 89)
Yreka, Siskiyou County, California, USA
Burial El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA
Memorial ID 138120637 · View Source
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Jean McCoy died Friday, October 3, 2014 in Yreka, California of natural causes at the age of 89. Jean was a loving wife and mother. She was born in San Diego, California on July 26, 1925. As a young child, Jean first lived in Imperial, then in Huntington Park and finally in La Crescenta, California where she graduated from Anderson Clark Junior High School and Glendale High School.

On May 29, 1944 Jean married Orval Mc Coy. While Orval was away serving in the US Navy, Jean made her home in La Crescenta where she worked as a bookkeeper. After the war she moved to Davis and started her family. In 1955 Jean moved to Holtville in the Imperial Valley where she raised her family of 4 boys while working as a bookkeeper. She was very active in the El Centro Presbyterian Church. She also served in the Holtville Soroptomist Club while being very active with her boys in all of their school and extracurricular activities. Once her family was grown she continued her career as a bookkeeper. In her later years after the death of Orval in 1990, she moved to San Diego to live with her son James and later to Yreka to live with her son Paul and his family. She loved the beach and all the happy family memories of the boys and summers in Pacific Beach. She was very outgoing and enjoyed meeting and visiting with people. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, bird watching and her dogs Venus and Harley. Jean was very patriotic and loved her country. Anyone who knew Jean knew that she loved her boys and was always there for them.

She is survived by her four sons, John (Jacqueline) of Irvine, CA, James of San Diego, CA, Richard of San Diego, CA, and Paul (Constance) of Yreka, CA; grandchildren, Trevor, Deann, Gary, Tyson, Elizabeth, Lauren, and Jessica, and great- grandchildren, McKenzie, Allison, Haylee, Madison, Micah, Elise, and Owen.

Funeral services will be held at Hems Brothers Mortuary in El Centro at 9 a.m. on Friday, October 17th followed by internment at Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro. The family invites you to a luncheon at American Legion VFW Hall, El Centro following the internment. Memorial contributions can be made to the Rescue Ranch (a no kill dog facility) PO Box 92, Yreka, California, 96097.

Published in Imperial Valley Press Online
from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2014


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  • Created by: Marilyn
  • Added: 31 Oct 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 138120637
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Jean Gabrielson McCoy (26 Jun 1925–3 Oct 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 138120637, citing Evergreen Cemetery, El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA ; Maintained by Marilyn (contributor 47077044) .