Ruth Pitchford(1936 - 2013)

Pitchford, Ruth SAN DIEGO -- Eleanor "Ruth" Pitchford, age 77, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Ruth is survived by her soul mate and husband of 20 years, Bob; son Tony (Aide); daughter Andrea (John); stepdaughters Linda (George) and Rae (Mike); seven grand- children; and two great-grandchildren. Ruth was preceded in death by her first husband Frank Spade, father of Tony and Andrea. Ruth was born June 5, 1936, in Jumping Branch, West Virginia, and lived as a long-time resident of San Diego since 1972. She was vibrant, fun loving, filled with enthusiasm and always thinking of others. Ruth enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, cruises, motor home travel and all inclusive vacations. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, August 2nd, at 2:00 p.m. at the Kearny Mesa VFW Post 3788, at Othello and Convoy. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502.

Published in U-T San Diego on July 30, 2013