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Ruth Jeanne Weitze Adams

1921 - 2010 Obituary Condolences
Ruth Jeanne Weitze Adams Obituary


Born February 7, 1921

Died October 19, 2010

Ruth Weitze Adams was born at home in Nora Springs in North Central Iowa. She had broken her hip, and taken to the Kaiser Hospital near Brentwood, CA., later contacting pneumonia, passing October 19, 2010. Funeral services will be held at Brentwood Cemetery with the family October 27, 2010, and a reception will be held at the Sumerset Club.

Ruth Jeanne leaves her husband John Adams whom she met at Davis U. C. and one son Douglas. She has two sisters with Shirley, now deceased and Betty Cook. She leaves two brothers Keith and Bob with their wives Virginia and Louise. She is the daughter of Gene and Henry Weitze whose parents immigrated from Ammensen, Germany in 1866. These were Christian and Johanna Weitze with son Ernest and daughters Dora and Sarah. She also had another brother, Wayne who is deceased. All the brothers and sisters as did Ruth Jeanne attended Red Bluff High School. They lived in El Camino, CA. Ruth Jeanne and Shirley attended U. C. Davis and Keith at Berkeley UC with Bob at Shasta Junior College.

Ruth earned a degree and became a dietician at Berkeley UC and was dietician at the Berkeley Hospital. She lived in Santa Cruz, CA where her husband gave the evening news on the radio. Son Douglas was born here. Later the family moved to Brentwood, CA and Ruth had earned her teaching credential. She taught in the Middle schools and Elementary grades in the Brentwood School District. She was at Pittsburg 10 years in the second and third grades and at the Edna Hills School in Brentwood. She developed a class for boys which was in cooking, some sewing and how to be in an apartment in college. This class was very popular. Ruth Jeanne had taught 27 years altogether.

Her husband was involved with announcing sports on the radio in Brentwood, as well as the coordinator of the Brentwood Employment Department Office and served in the Army Air Corps in WWII. He was also active in the Lions Club and an official of the Liberty Tract Team.

Her son was a teacher in the Brentwood Schools where he met his teacher wife, and later Superintendent of the Middle Schools of Brentwood, CA., and was a new school named after him, called:

"The Adams Middle School". Douglas was able to attend an overseas school for a term in England.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Adams Middle School, 401 American Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513
Published in Daily News on Oct. 29, 2010
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