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Ruth C. Reifsnider

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February 6, 1919 - July 8, 2015 Ruth (Connor) Reifsnider died July 8, 2015 in Citrus Heights. Ruth was a long-time resident of Southern California. Born Feb. 6, 1919 in Fall River, MA, she came to California as an officer in the US Navy Nurse Corps during World War II. During her long medical career she was a navy nurse, an operating room nurse, a school nurse, a public health nurse, an industrial plant nurse and a hospice volunteer. She married John Reifsnider, a Navy Commander and aerospace engineer, in 1947. She will be buried at Riverside National Cemetery beside her husband, who died in 1988. Ruth is survived by her daughter Betsy Reifsnider, her son-in-law Bob Schlichting and her niece Beth Jason. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. Dorothy Catholic Church, 241 South Valley Center Avenue, Glendora, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Partners of La Fetra, a Senior Center in Glendora, or to Snowline Hospice.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 15, 2015
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