Ruth Young

Mar 26, 1918 - Aug 2, 2019


Mary “Ruth” Hutchings Young

Ruth was the oldest of seven (7) children born March 26, 1918 to John & Mae Kauzor, in Pittsburgh, PA. Sister of John J. Kauzor (Mary), Grace Thompson (Jim), Helen Blaire (John), Eleanor Sork (Ted), Betty Huver (Bob), and Margaret Good (Ned), all of whom preceded her in death. She married her first love, Charles Stephen Hutchings, 1/25/40 until his death in 1973. She married her second love, Milton Young, 5/18/96, until his death in 2003. She was the proud mother of Mary Ellen Hodder (Paul) Roseville, Peggy Wooldridge (John) Somerset, Robbie Hutchings (who preceded her in death 6/30/19), Dennis Hutchings (Suri) Fort Wayne, IN, Thomas Hutchings (Thao) Fort Wayne, IN, Patti Claffey (Bill) Reno, NV, John Hutchings (Debbie) Olympia, WA, Joanne Spurlock (Chris) Clarkston, WA, and Jeannie Errington (Tom) Sparks, NV. She had 27 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and four (4) great-great grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She was involved and all kinds of church activities as well as working along with the Los Angeles Diocese in plays and films relating to the Association for Charitable Tasks, (ACT).
She was truly an independent and strong woman. Entrepreneur of Patti-Ruth Originals, an artificial flower, gifts, and antique store in Orange County, CA and The Blue House Inn, Bed & Breakfast in Truckee, CA. She loved life to its fullest, hosting parties, cooking, and shopping. She also had a fondness for writing poems. A thought would come to her and away she went!
She was a remarkable woman who packed an awful lot of memories and things in her 101 years, four (4) months, one (1) week of her life! Now the shop is closed, curtains are drawn, the blinds are pulled, the candle guttered out and mom has begun a new adventure.
Services will be at St Clare Catholic Church, Thursday, August 8, 2019. Rosary at 10:00 a.m. and the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Reception immediately following at the Morris Center on the Church grounds. Private interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Lafayette, CA on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local Disabled Veterans Organization.


  • Patti Claffey says:

    Before I forget, Bill sends his love!!! I am going to miss my best friend, confidant, and best mom ever! We would always end up laughing, on our telephone conversations, mostly at each other! Thank you for all you have taught me, through the years. I am a better person, friend, and wife for all these life lessons. I am so proud to be like you!!!!! Love, Patti

  • Tina Keeley says:

    I miss you so much, my life long best friend. Thank you for showing me how to be an outstanding grandma, and what a treasured role it is. You taught me SO MUCH! I think of you non stop and hope you are close by. For me, you are the perfect example of class and strength and honor. Every day I spend with Wmmie I am remembering and trying to recreate all the special moments you made for me. If my grand girl loves and respects me half as much as I love and respect you, than that will be a humongous honor and gift from God. I truly miss you so much, Grandma. I am so incredibly sad I will never get another card from you- always my favorite treasures. Love, Tina

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