87, pre-deceased by her late husband Donald Y. Broida; "super-wife"and best friend of Gerald W. Harter. Mother of Lisa (Chris) Sausser (Mission Viejo), Lawrence (Leticia) Broida (Ojai) and Greg (Rose) Broida (Bakersfield). Stepmother of Lawrence (Nancy) Harter (Santa Barbara), Kenneth (Debi) Harter (Dallas), Julie (Jeff) Miller (Rolling Hills Estates), and Joyce (Mickey) Danter of Dallas. Beloved Grandmother of 20; Great Grandmother of 8. Born in Fresno and raised in Bakersfield, Ruth was the same dynamic person she has been in Santa Barbara. Past National Commissioner and "Life Member" of the National Anti-Defamation League; Life member of Hadassah; Congregation B'nai B'rith; Museum of Art, UCSB Taubman Symposium; a supporter of most philanthropic needs of our community. Ruth served on the County Grand Jury, and for many years as a member of the county Juvenile Justice/Delinquency Prevention Commission; she would do almost anything to save a child. Funeral Services Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at noon, Congregation B'nai B'rith. 1000 San Antonio Creek Rd. Santa Barbara; burial at Santa Barbara Cemetery, "Shiva Luncheon"at Maravilla.
Arrangements Entrusted to McDermott-Crockett Mortuary