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Ruth Richtmyre Combs

  • Birth 16 Nov 1919
  • Death 28 Oct 2003 Chesterfield County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot Ashes scattered in the Bishops Gardens
  • Memorial ID 80909765

Ruth, formerly of Arlington, Virginia passed away Tuesday in Richmond, Virginia.

She lived in northern New Jersey until serving as sergeant in the WAAC in the U.S. and Europe in WWII.

She married George Combs in 1946 and resided in East Lansing, Michigan until 1962 and then in Alexandria and Arlington, Virginia. She relocated to Richmond, Virginia in 1990 upon retiring from the Navy Department with 26 years of civil service.

Survivors include her daughter, Valerie Haskins; three grandchildren, Logan, Colette and Carson; her son, Grant Combs; two brothers, William Richtmyre and Leon Richtmyre.

She was a devoted Episcopalian and an avid supporter of the Washington National Cathedral, where, by request, her ashes will be scattered in the Bishop's Garden.

A memorial service will be held at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 8706 Quaker Lane, Richmond, Virginia.


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  • Created by: jrrmr910
  • Added: 23 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 80909765
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Richtmyre Combs (16 Nov 1919–28 Oct 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80909765, citing Washington National Cathedral, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by jrrmr910 (contributor 6268765) .