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Janice Rae Ruck

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icon May 30, 1934 - July 21, 2015 Janice Rae Ruck, 81, passed away on July 21, 2015 at her home in Los Angeles. She was born May 30, 1934 in Underwood, Iowa to Walter and Edna Klopping. She was a graduate of Iowa State University where she met her husband, Kenneth Allen Ruck. Janice was very active volunteering for The National Charity League Los Angeles Founding Chapter, Town and Gown (USC), the Irene Dunne Guild of St. John's Hospital, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Westside Committee of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and The Santa Monica Bay Auxiliary of Children's Hospital. She is survived by her sons David and his wife, Kimberly and John, a daughter, Lisa and her husband, Peter and grandchildren Megan, Christopher and Jason. Also, sister-in-law Carol and her husband, Larry and their children Bill and his wife, Gina and Jan and her husband, Wes. She was predeceased by her parents and husband. Janice had an indomitable spirit and survived three bouts of cancer, while always remaining upbeat, and was a wonderful wife and mother. She was always learning and loved to travel worldwide. Her first trip was to Europe in 1953 and last to Mexico, Honduras and Belize with her family in tow -just last year! There will be a celebration of her life on August 14, 2015 at 2:00 at the First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Janice's name to St John's Health Center Foundation; 2121 Santa Monica, CA 90404 or to the .
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 6 to Aug. 9, 2015
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