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 Ruth “Ruth-e” Edwards

Ruth “Ruth-e” Edwards

Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 7 Apr 2012 (aged 89)
Millbrae, San Mateo County, California, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 09-106-7-2
Memorial ID 89029626 · View Source
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Ruth Edwards Bennison
Resident of Millbrae

Ruth-e passed away at her home on April 7, 2012. She was the loving daughter of the late Charles Edwards and Selma Malmstrom Edwards and long-time friend and companion of the late Joseph "Eddie" Bochman. Her many friends and business associates are left to mourn her passing.

She was born in Murray, Utah and had resided in San Mateo County since 1959. Ruth-e received a Masters degree in accounting from the University of Washington and worked as an accountant until her marriage in 1956. She later opened her own travel agency, began to travel extensively herself and became the Western Regional Manager for Sheraton Hotels.

When her mother became ill and entered a nursing home, she developed a keen interest in long-term care facilities. She became a volunteer in the long-term care ombudsman program in San Mateo County and selflessly dedicated more than 15,000 hours to the program over 15 years. Ruth-e also gave generously of her time and talents as a HICAP volunteer having given over 5,200 volunteer hours to this agency. Ruth-e was honored for her work by the Department of Health and Human Services and received the HICAP Excellence Award in 2002 for saving San Mateo County more than $5 million in Medicare related expenses. For these accomplishments and her dedication to public service, at the White House in Washington, DC, she was inducted into the San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame on March 19, 2003 under the sponsorship of the Hon. Anna G. Eshoo of California.

At her request, there will be no services. Her remains have been returned to Murray, Utah for burial alongside her parents at Murray City Cemetery. In her memory, please make a donation to Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County, 711 Nevada Street, Redwood City, CA 94061 Tel: 650-780-5707 or your favorite charity.

Chapel of the Highlands, Millbrae
(650) 588-5116

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on April 22, 2012.

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  • Created by: Mark Utley
  • Added: 23 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89029626
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth “Ruth-e” Edwards (20 Apr 1922–7 Apr 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89029626, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Mark Utley (contributor 47178748) .