Mary Ethel Ruth Kerbow

Feb 18, 1935 - Aug 30, 2013

Obituary

 Mary (Ethel) Ruth Kerbow passed away in Oroville, California on August 30, 2013.  She was born in Los Angeles California on February 18, 1935 to Thomas and Lillian Steele.

 Birth Name: Ethel Ruth Kerbow

Baptismal Name: Mary

Her friends and family called her Ruth

 Survivors:

Husband J.W. (Jay) Kerbow of Oroville, Ca

Children: Leslie Kerbow of San Jose Ca, Kathleen Perry of Oregon, Michael Kerbow of Granite Bay Ca, & Patricia Cogliandro of San Jose Ca.

Mary Ruth had 11 Grandchildren and many Great Grandchildren.

 Occupations:

Business Owner (Machine Shop)

Demurrage Clerk @ STE railroad in Stockton CA.

Daycare Operator

 Passions, Interests, Hobbies:

Church, Family and all creatures great and small.  Horses, Artistry, Sewing, Crafts and Gardening

 Ruth loved to garden and grow her own vegetables.  She won many blue ribbons for her canned tomatoes and strawberry jam. She was a 4-H Leader with her children.  She was an avid horsewoman and served on the board of the Gold Coast Arabian Horse Club. She was active in her Church and attended the Oroville Church of the Nazarene.  She taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School for many years at First Baptist Church in San Jose, CA. Over her lifetime

 Ruth will be remembered for her devotion to the Lord, her love and dedication to her family, and her affection for all creatures great and small.

 She was the third child and was predeceased by her older sister Shirley Plagman and is survived by her brother Raymond Steele of Elk Grove, CA, her sister Frances Marshall of Roseburg, Oregon.

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