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From: "Peter_McCrae" <>
Subject: SANBORN; Ruth Elizabeth-20/6/2005-USA/CA
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 23:28:10 +0100

Ruth Elizabeth Sanborn
Beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 20,
2005. She will be greatly missed by her eldest brother, John Bishop Wheeler,
Jr., of Henderson, Nevada, and by his four children, John, Jeannette, James,
and Judith, and by her nephews Robert and Roy, who are sons of her brother
Robert, who preceded her in death. Ruth's four children - Bruce, of Rohnert
Park; Eric, of Santa Rosa; Laura Carder, of Citrus Heights; and Rod, of San
Pedro - will miss their mother's optimism, strength, and perseverance. Ruth
has 3 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren and 6 step great-grandchildren. On
July 3, 1927, Ruth was born in Roseville, California, to Elizabeth Fern
Hall, a registered nurse, and John Bishop Wheeler, a Railroad Switchman for
the Southern Pacific Railroad. Ruth was raised in Roseville, where she
attended Roseville High School, graduating with many friends. On October 2,
1947, Ruth married S. Edward Sanborn, who then taught at Atlantic Street
Elementary. She was very proud of her 55-year-long marriage to Ed, in which
she was always ready to selflessly give of herself, working until her
retirement with the Adult and Juvenile Probation Division of the Sacramento
Sheriff's Department. Ruth loved reading, knitting and crocheting afghans
and baby blankets, gardening, and cooking. Ruth quietly lived her faith,
helping others through gifts to many charities. Viewing for Ruth Elizabeth
Sanborn will be from 4pm to 7pm on Thursday, June 23 at Lambert's Funeral
Home, 400 Douglas Boulevard, Roseville, California. The service at Lambert's
will be on Friday, June 24, 2005, at 10 am, with private interment at 12
noon at Roseville Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be held
at First Presbyterian Church of Roseville, at 515 Sunrise Avenue, Roseville.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be sent to the
Union Gospel Mission, PO Box 1108, Sacramento, California.
Published in the Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA on 6/22/2005

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