RUTH E. ENSWORTH 8/31/1933 - 12/21/2013 Ruth Ella Ensworth, 80, of San Diego, passed away at home on December 21, 2013, after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer seven months earlier. Ruth was born in Manistee, Michigan and earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees at Michigan State University. She loved all outdoor activities, especially skiing and hiking. Ruth moved to California to teach and then married Richard Ensworth in 1966. They moved to Apple Valley in 1980 and purchased Victor Valley Florist, Inc. which she managed successfully for 20 years. She was an active member of the Victorville chapters of Soroptimist and Rotary, the Victorville Chamber of Commerce and the American Association of University Women. Mrs. Ensworth is survived by her brother, Lawrence Thompson of Corona del Mar, her daughter and son-in-law, Libbie and John Nienstedt of San Diego, and her beloved grandson, Johnny Ensworth Nienstedt. A beautiful funeral service with Ruth's family and many friends was held at San Diego's El Camino Memorial Park on December 24, 2013.
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Published in the Daily Press on Jan. 14, 2014