Ruth Ann Guam Songer

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Ruth Ann Guam Songer

Norfolk - Ruth A. Songer, 93, a longtime resident of Norfolk, passed away on June 18, 2014. A native of Cleveland Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Alfred H. and Ruth Cousineau Gaum. A graduate of Hiram College and William & Mary, she taught German at Norview High School and was a member of the National Education Association, Virginia Education Association and Education Association of Norfolk, as well as former Secretary-Treasurer of the Virginia Chapter of American Association of Teachers of German. She was a volunteer at Bons Secours Medical Center and attended the Norfolk Naval Base Protestant Chapel.

She is survived by her son, Richard L. Songer and his wife, Judith; a granddaughter, Rachel A. Songer; a great-grandson Lee Michael Weber; best friends Linda Walski, Milli Garcia, and dear friends Raymond Ashbacher & Little Bit. She was preceded in death by her sister Jean G. Karczski and brother William A. Gaum.

Services will be held privately by the family. Please visit her book of memories at to leave a note for the family.


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Graham Funeral Home
1112 Kempsville Rd Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 382-7747
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Published in The Virginian Pilot on June 29, 2014