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Ruth Delker

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Ruth Delker Obituary
RUTH DELKER Arlene "Ruth" Delker, 84, passed away November 3, 2018. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Evangelical Free Church of Oroville on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. Ruth was born November 23, 1933, in Oroville, California to Clifford and Ethel (Baughman) Tessier. She graduated from Oroville High School in 1951. She obtained an Associate of Arts degree from Yuba College in 1953 and became a bookkeeper for the Ford garage, where she worked for nearly 20 years. She loved scenery and painted local lakes, rivers, and mountains. Arlene Ruth Tessier married Clarence L. Delker on May 3, 1964, in Reno, Nevada. Ruth and Clarence attended the Evangelical Free Church (EFC) in Oroville most of their married life. Coming from a musical family, she played the piano for Children's Church at EFC, Sunday services at Shadowbrook, and EFC Sunday services over the course of 30 years. Ruth is survived by her daughter Beverly (Rick) Gentry; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Libbie (Chuck) Wilkie of Worland, Wyoming; and second cousin Cheryl (Don) Knowles. Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, and infant daughter, Lisa. Viewing is Saturday, 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Scheer Memorial Chapel in Oroville. A memorial service and reception will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, Sunday, November 11, 2018, 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Oroville Christian School, c/o Evangelical Free Church, 3785 Olive Highway, Oroville, CA 95966.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Nov. 8, 2018
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