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Ruth Mullnix Foster-Lee


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Ruth Mullnix Foster-Lee Obituary
RUTH L. MULLNIX FOSTER-LEE Ruth Leoria Mullnix Foster-Lee, a former resident of Chico, passed away Dec. 13th, 2012, at the age of 101, in her home of 35 years in Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, Ca. She was surrounded by family. Ruth and her twin brother Ralph, were born May 28th 1911 in Nez Perce, Idaho. Ruth moved to Chico in 1938 with her parents Amos & Lizzie Powers, brother Ralph & son Bill Reinhart. Ruth worked at the Log Cabin Bakery where she met Ernest Mullnix. She also worked at the Sunshine Bakery on Broadway owned by Karl & Elsie Hagamier. Ernie & Ruth married & their children Russell & Cheryl were born. Ernie & Ruth purchased the Chico Park Florist at 305 Broadway and operated it for 10 years. Ruth then worked for Chico Unified School Dist. as a head cook. Ruth worked at three different schools, John McMannus, Jay Partridge and Marigold. While in Chico Ruth was a member of First United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star and Business and Professional Women. After Ernies' death Ruth married F.F. Foster and moved to Albany, CA. Ruth & Farrar traveled, entertained and enjoyed family & friends. Upon F.F.'s death Ruth moved to Rossmoor. It was there that she met Charles"Hub"Lee. They married and had a short but wonderful time together. Family was always a strong priority with Ruth. She maintained family & friendships through the years with letters, calls & visits. Ruth blessed many people with her loving & giving spirit. She brought may people to the Lord thru her words, deeds & example. She will be greatly missed. Ruth is survived by her son Bill & wife Xuemi Reinhart of Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, Ca. son Russ & wife Kathy Mullnix of Fair Oaks, Ca. daughter Cheryl & husband Marvin Bottum of Marysville, Ca., step-children ,John & wife Helen Foster of Kings Beach, Ca. Beverly Foster of Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, Ca. and Laura Le Boeuf of Oroville, Ca. 16 Grandchildren, 21 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild. A Celebration of Life Service was held Feb. 16th in Rossmoor. Ruth's Interment Service will be held Wed. April 17th at 11:30am at Glen Oaks Memorial Park.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Apr. 12, 2013
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