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Chun, Ruth Kekina  
Ruth Kekina Chun 6/16/1932 - 2/5/2016 Ruth Kekina Chun was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She passed away on February 5, 2016 from Alheizmers Disease. She grew up with her family in Honolulu and witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor. After graduating from the University of Hawaii, she entered into post graduate studies. She left Honolulu aboard a troop ship for the United States main land,and took a train to Wisconsin. She was accepted to dental school at Marquette University, and finished her doctorate work in dentistry at the prestigious University of Chicago Hospital and Clinics. During her final studies at the University of Chicago, she met and married her husband of 66 years, Dr. Stanley Chun. Together, they moved back to Sacramento to start their dental business practice. They moved to Auburn, California in the early 1950s and began work at Dewitt State Hospital, and started their private dental business. Dr. Ruth was the cities only pediatric's dentist for many years. They left their private business in the 1980s and accepted a position with FHP in Guam for their final dental practice , before full retirement. Dr. Ruth was a favorite of Auburn, and raised 2 sons Curtis and Eric .She was a member of Soroptomist of Auburn, and supporter of the library. She was an avid hiker, sports enthusiast, and lover of the musical arts. Her sons both carried on her love of music. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Samuel Kami Kekina Sr. and Ella Lum Kekina, brothers Samuel Jr., Clarence, Moses, and sister Violet. She is survived by sister Hilda, husband Stanley, sons Eric and Curtis, and grandson Matthew. A memorial service for her will be held at the East Lawn Chapel, 4300 Folsom Blvd on Saturday, Feburary 13, at 2 p.m. An Auburn service of remembrance will be scheduled later in February. Donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimers Association and Auburn Placer County Library.
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Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Feb. 10, 2016
Couts, Clarance  
Clarence "Bo" Couts 8/2/1929 - 1/23/2016 Clarence "Bo" Couts passed peacefully after visiting with his family on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the age of 86 years old at the Sutter Roseville Medical Hospital. Bo was born August 2, 1929 in Rock Branch, Brooken, Oklahoma to Clarence Roy and Ruby Childers Couts. He was raised in the Olivehurst / Marysville, California area. Bo and Wanda were married in 1948 in Olivehurst, California. Bo spent the majority of his life working and raising his family. He served several paternal organizations including a Boy Scout Master in Garberville, Calif., past president of the Kiwanis and initiated into the Free and Excepted Masons on June 28, 1954 and was a Master Mason in 1961. Bo graduated from Marysville Union High School, in June 1947. He worked several different occupations of which include working as a mechanic at Holzman's Buick after the eighth grade, a gas station attendant, an ambulance driver in Garberville, Calif. In 1960, he joined the California Highway Patrol. His date of appointment to the CHP academy was July 1, 1960 and his date of retirement was August 31, 1989 for 24 years and five months. He first served in the East Los Angeles area, followed by a northern California transfer to Salinas, Calif. where he became a Sergeant, and retired out of his last post in Auburn, Calif. Bo then, became a realtor in the Auburn area. He is survived by his wife and childhood sweetheart, Wanda Roller Couts, son, Mark Couts, granddaughter Christine (Couts) Milne, grandson, Ronald James Couts, and great-grand children Courtney and Alex Milne, Tyler, Cameron, and Seth Couts, Courtney and Brandon Bower, his brothers Rudolph Steve Couts and Thomas Earl Couts and sister, Barbara Evans. Bo was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ruby Couts, his son, Clarence Duayne Couts, his brother, Donald Lee Couts, and his granddaughter, Heather (Couts) Bower. Bo enjoyed traveling with Wanda, and cooking and attending the CHP fishing derby. He was a Family Genealogical enthusiast, and loved curetting his wine cellar and its surrounding gardens. Bo was known for his joking personality, happy look on life, and a great bottle of wine breathing in the kitchen. He was loved by all of his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all of them. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the CAHP Widows and Orphans Trust Fund in the name of Clarence Couts. A celebration of his life will be held at the Elks Lodge of Auburn (195 Pine St., Auburn, CA 95603), Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with family and friends including his Masonic, Shriner, and California Highway Patrol Families. His ashes will be buried at a private family disposition at Sierra View Memorial Cemetery at a later date.
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Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Feb. 7, 2016
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