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Ruth Marie Anderson


1927 - 2016 In Memoriam Condolences
Ruth Marie Anderson In Memoriam
March 25, 1927 - March 17, 2015
Born in Alaska, Ruth moved to Los Angeles at the age of 3 with her parents of Swedish birth. She was an accomplished composer whose works have been performed by the Santa Monica and Carson Symphonies. She was a winner of the Indiana State University International Contemporary Music Festival in 1981. Her composition, Harbor Overture, was performed by the Indianapolis Symphony in Terre Haute where she was also composer in residence for a week. She has received international recognition of her compositions through various performances and accolades. She taught Music Theory, Harmony, Music Appreciation and the Humanities for 19 years at the Los Angeles Harbor College. Ruth survived her partner of 34 years, Yvonne Scarpitta, and, is survived by countless friends, former students and beloved family who live in Idaho and Sweden.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 17 to Mar. 18, 2016
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