Ruth Catherine Blair Buell

Death 17 Dec 2007 (aged 80)
Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA
Burial Covelo, Mendocino County, California, USA
Memorial ID 61748910 · View Source
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Ruth Catherine Buell

Ruth Catherine Buell (aka) Ruth C. Buchholz passed away December 17, 2007, at 5:50 PM. She was born Ruth C. Blair on March 25, 1927, in Rockport, CA, to parents Alvah Blair and Vera Henderson Blair. She has one brother, Donny Henderson.

Ruth is survived by her husband of 53 years, Dwaine Orval Buell; daughter, Carlonna C. Buchholz; and sons, William Duane Buchholz and Michael Dean Buell. She also leaves grandchildren, Sebastian Thomas Elrite, William Bruce Buchholz, Daniel Dwaine Buell and Traven Duane Buchholz.

Ruth Buell was a telephone operator who retired February 16, 1983, after 36 years of service. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, Sierra Pacific Chapter 71.

Gardening, camping, fishing and family reunions were among her favorite things to do, along with numerous hobbies such as flower arranging, canvas oil painting, tole painting and stained glass work. She loved to read and always highly valued education. She graduated from High School and later in life went back to college and studied Psychology. She was always proud of her accomplishments in life, and always encouraged others to excel to the best of their ability. Little things in life would bring her pleasure. She would be just as proud of a blouse she purchased at a garage sale for .20 cents, as to making a purchase of an expensive dress at Macy's. Ruth loved animals, all of her pets lived long and happy lives, and she would treat them as part of the family, the royal family that is.

A piece of advice she would give people facing a difficult task is: "The sooner you get it done, the less you have to worry about it!"

There will be a graveside service Saturday December 22, 2007, at 1:00 PM at Valley View Cemetery in Covelo, CA.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that you plant a flower in Ruth's memory or make a donation to the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements are under the care of Pierce Mortuary, 707 H Street, Eureka, CA.

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Published in the Eureka Times-Standard on 12/20/2007.

Obituary by Bonnie (findagrave contributor (#47383572)

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