Ruth Morgan Carlson

Sep 8, 1915 - Oct 12, 2014

Obituary

Passed away on Oct. 12, 2014 from natural causes. Ruth was born Sept. 8, 1915 to John and Retta Morgan in Berkeley, Calif. She graduated from Sacramento HS in 1933 and attended Sacramento Jr. College and graduated from San Jose State College. Ruth enjoyed a 25 year career as a school teacher in the Sacramento area at Caleb Greenwood and Sutterville Elementary Schools. Being in the classroom with her students provided her with so much happiness. She loved teaching and being with her students. Ruth is survived by her son Richard and his wife Beth, grandchildren Michelle and Jeff and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, Harold, by her parents, and by her siblings, John Morgan MD, Jean Williams, and Carolyn Fouts. Ruth spent the last 7 years of her life living in Chico to be near family. After retiring, Ruth traveled to Europe and all over the US to include numerous trips to Hawaii, and to Alaska. Although she outlived almost all of her old friends, she did not hesitate to make new acquaintances. She was very active in community affairs to include her church, Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church, The Sisters of Transfiguration, University Women, and Tuesday Club. Walking 2-3 miles every day, for many years, was one of her favorite pastimes, especially in her favorite setting, William Land Park. A Memorial Service will be held on Oct. 21 at 11 AM at the East Lawn Cemetery Chapel, at 4300 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento. This service will be followed by a luncheon at the Dante Club. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital at 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA. 95817.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Mortuary
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA
US 95841

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