Ruth Noetzel of Poway, CA, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2013, at her home. She was born in Sugarcreek, Ohio, on November 18, 1922. Ruth was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Ruth attended Ohio State University
in Columbus, OH, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1944. She was a loyal and devoted "Buckeye" alumnus and always enjoyed watching the Ohio State football games.
After graduating from college, she taught in Columbus for one year and then it was on to Hawaii where she taught for five years. It is in this tropical paradise where she met her husband, Roy, a LTJG in the U. S. Navy. Fate had it and Roy was smitten! They were married August 5, 1950, in Mexico. Their first residence was at Hunter's Point Naval Station, California. They moved to Poway in 1964 and had 49 enjoyable years there.
Ruth loved life. Her hobbies included gardening, shopping, cooking, travel, reading, crossword puzzles and, of course, "getting her hair done." She had a great love for dogs and her Golden Retriever, Andy, who misses her dearly.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Roy; children, Jeff (Sue), Brian (Kim), Scott (Vivianne), Kristy (Brad) and Kay (Patrick); grandchildren, Todd (Emilie), Brad, Ben, Hannah, Melissa (Mike), Nick, Vini, Tyler, Kendall, Kelly, Whitney, Carly and Lindsey; and great-grandson, Matthew.
Ruth will be remembered as a strong woman with a compassionate heart and a positive zest for life! She loved her family and was a caring mother and wife.