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Ruth H. Phelps


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Ruth H. Phelps Obituary
December 9, 1913 - January 3, 2016 RUTH HELEN PHELPS was born in Southwest Los Angeles on December 9, 1913, attended El Segundo High School and then graduated from UCLA with a teaching credential for kindergarten and elementary grades. Her 8 years of teaching included time at Colton, Redondo Beach and West Los Angeles. In 1979, Ruth retired from a 36-year career with Standard Oil at the El Segundo Oil Refinery. Ruth began at Standard Oil as a file clerk, then a secretary and progressed to working vacation relief wherever needed. Ruth was an avid traveler. She documented her trips to London, Oslo, Banff, Higgins Lake and of course, her beloved Hawaii. She was a volunteer at the Food Pantry-LAX, an active participant at the Westchester Senior Center, and an active member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. A service to celebrate her life will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church at 6323 W. 80th St. in Los Angeles on January 27, at 12:30pm. Ruth was a rabid UCLA fan, and she followed all UCLA sports teams. Father- Charles Phelps died June 3, 1985 Mother- Helen Phelps died Monday, October 26, 1986 Brother- Charles Merrill Phelps died April 27, 1988
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 27 to Jan. 29, 2016
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