RUTH M. HOXIE, 90 ROCKFORD - Ruth M. Hoxie, 90, of Rockford, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2013, at Oakwood Village in Madison, Wisconsin. Born April 27, 1923, in Santa Maria, California; the daughter of Alonzo E. and Josefa L. (Carranza) Westmoreland. She graduated from high school in Santa Maria and went on to earn a BA in Education from San Jose State College. Ruth married Rockford native, James E. Hoxie on October 16, 1943, in St. Mary's Church in Santa Maria. They made their home in Rockford. Jim died on October 24, 1988. Ruth was a second grade teacher at Westview School for 28 years, retiring in 1986. She was a charter member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Ruth loved to quilt, knit and play bridge. Her grandchildren fondly remember her peanut butter cookies. Survived by her children, Mary (John McEwan) Cook of Madison, Neil (Renee) Hoxie of Madison, Julie Kaspar of Eugene, OR, and Ann (William) Pasco of Mesa, AZ; grandchildren, Timothy Cook, Matthew (Meredith Root) Cook, Andrew (Christina) Holm, Sara Hoxie and Emily (Kenneth Scidmore) Hoxie; and great-granddaughter, Mabel Boylen. Ruth was predeceased by her parents; and a daughter, Susan Hoxie. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, October 24, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 2400 Bell Avenue. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m., with a time of sharing at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Riverside Chapel, 3910 North Rockton Avenue. Burial in St. Mary/St. James Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oakwood Village Foundation, 6201 Mineral Point Road, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 or Agrace HospiceCare, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, Wisconsin 53711. To express online condolences, please visit: www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 22 to Oct. 23, 2013