Ruth Ellen (Jelletich) Sutton-Jones Born May 7, 1927 - Died November 26, 2012 Mom was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA to Amiel and Ruth Jelletich. She grew up when Bakersfield was simply a small town. She learned to drive during elementary school, driving to school through the orange orchads to Horace Mann Elementary, participated in 4H, and taught violin. She relished her summers spent in Weldon with her cousins from the Powers and the Alexander families. She graduated from East Bakersfield High School. She attended Jr. College and met my father, Griffith C. Sutton-Jones, shortly thereafter. They married in 1950 and had 2 children, Bruce L. Sutton-Jones and Calleen R. Sutton-Jones. Bruce passed away in 1989 and Griffith passed away in 2007 after 57 wonderful years of adventure with him. She is survived by her sister Pat Lee HI, brother David Jelletich MT, Glen Jelletich Bakersfield, CA. She is also survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Calleen Sutton-Jones and Jack Sloss, grandson-Brandon & Sandra Caudel, granddaughters-Megan and Joe Anderson and Amber Caudel and numerous great-grandchildren. She loved nothing better than being with her family. So mom I know you've already found dad and Bruce, we wish you well on the next step of your journey. Peace be with you and angels on your pillow. There will be a memorial service on December 8, 2012, 1:00 PM at the First Assembly of God Church, 4901 California Avenue, Bakersfield. www.bakersfield.com/obits
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Dec. 5, 2012