Ruth L. Arnott, 92, passed away peacefully Monday, December 17th, 2012. She had been in hospice care after suffering a massive stroke on December 6th.
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She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Arnott; a brother, W. David Kendall; and two infant siblings.
Ruth is survived by sons, Ralph W. (Jane) of New Brighton, Mn. and Jerry (Virginia) of Burlington, Wa.; grandchildren, Cheri Arnott (Jerry Fields) of Hampton, N.J., Steve (Erin) of Stoughton, Wi., William (Arlene) of Arlinton, Wa., and Russell (Jackie) of Bates City, Mo.; great-grandchildren Kaleb, Quinn, Addison, Ireland, Zoe, Jana, and Liam; great-great-grandchildren Riley and Wyatt; and many special nieces and nephews.
Ruth was born at the tiny saw-mill town of Kapowsin, Wa. near Mt. Rainier in the fall of 1920. She grew up in the Puget Sound area, attending grade school and high school in Anacortes.
She married her high school sweetheart Ralph Arnott in 1939. They made their first home in Tacoma and lived in the Puget Sound area all her life. Growing up during the Depression, Ruth was frugal, well organized, hard working and just did whatever it took to reach her goals, but she did it all with a blend of humor and dignity that was all her own. She was a dedicated wife, Mom, hardware clerk and an activity director at a nursing home. However, if asked, she would just say homemaker because that was what she was most proud. In later years she enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, bingo and visits with family and friends. Ruth frequently said how fortunate she felt having lived so long.
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The family wishes to thank Logan Creek Retirement Community, Skagit Valley Hospital, Hospice of the Northwest and Life Care Center of Mount Vernon for their special care for this very special Lady. She will be missed by many.
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Dec. 27, 2012