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Ruth La Faye Wiggins Burkes

Ruth La Faye Wiggins Burkes, age 86, of Lakewood, CA, passed away on January 19, 2013 at Promise Hospital in Paramount, CA with family by her side. Ruth was born in Scranton, Arkansas on September 3, 1926 to Richard and Ellen Wiggins. On November 11, 1945, she married Lewis Burkes of Dardenell, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Lewis Burkes. She is survived by 3 sons, Donald (Terry) Burkes of Boise, Idaho; Larry (Susan) Burkes of Redondo Beach, California; and Mark (Murlyn) Burkes of Long Beach, California. She had 2 granddaughters, Carol (Tim) Mokwa and Rachel (Marcus) Bonilla, both of Boise, Idaho. There are 5 great-grandchildren, all of Boise, Idaho. She is survived by her sister, Marjorie Wiggins (Malachi) McGhee of Little Rock, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her brother, J.C. Wiggins of Bellflower, California. A memorial service is planned for February 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Cornelius Church in Long Beach, California. We will always carry your memory in our hearts. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obituaries.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Feb. 5, 2013
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