Ruth Wilhemina Dreblow Sawyer

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Survivors include her niece Patricia A. Dreblow, nephew, Lewis M. Dreblow and grand nephew Charles J. Dreblow. She survived her two brothers Charles J. Dreblow (the namesake of her grand nephew) and George W. Dreblow, Jr.

Ruth was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Monticello, Florida when she was a teen to help her father run the pecan plantation. She traveled extensively throughout Florida helping the family sell "Dad's Quality Syrup." During WWII she joined the Civil Service.

Ruth became the devoted wife to Lt. Col. Tom Sawyer for 20 years. She lived abroad with him and finally settled in Colorado Springs in the 60's where he was stationed at Peterson Air Force Base. She was an active member of the officers wives club while Tom was flying jets for the Air Force.

Ruth was an active member and officer of the DAR, a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs, and a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority.

She was a travel agent and traveled extensively around the world. Ruth received her liberal arts and education degrees from Colorado College and taught school at Pikes Peak Elementary for 15 years.

She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Kinnikinnik Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Published in The Gazette from Sept. 18 to Sept. 22, 2013