Ruth Louise Egbert died Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the Tahoe Forest Hospital, Truckee, California at the age of 98.
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Ruth was born to her parents, William Wallace Bell and Marie Louise Preamoux Bell on November 8, 1914 in La Porte, California. She grew up in Quincy, California with two brothers; Raymond and George, and three sisters; Annie, Leda and Helen. They all preceded her in death.
Ruth is survived by one son, Vic Egbert; five grandchildren, Vicky Coleman, Clint & Mike Egbert, David Anderson, and Shari Cook; five great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years Chris Egbert and her daughter Betty Louise Alexander.
Ruth and Chris moved to Sierra Valley in 1960 where she enjoyed riding her horses and helping local ranchers with their cattle work.
Ruth was quite an accomplished seamstress, making all her daughter's school clothes and even making her niece's wedding gown and bridesmaids dresses.
A "celebration of life" service will be held in Quincy, California in the spring.
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Published in Appeal Democrat on Feb. 6, 2013