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Ruth Mary Walter


1925 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Ruth Mary Walter Obituary
November 15, 1925 - January 1, 2016 Ruth Mary Walter passed away on January 1, 2016 at Kindred Hospital in Los Angeles, California at the age of 90, after a long and very brave battle with heart and lung disease. Ruth was born in Spokane, Washington to parents of Irish descent. She was the eldest of four children. Ruth's family moved from Spokane to Butte, Montana and then to Reno, Nevada where she studied English literature at the University of Nevada at Reno. During college she married Herbert G. Walter in 1948 and they moved to Los Angeles in 1952. They were married for 35 years and had three sons, Marc, Chris, and Scott. Ruth was a completely devoted, loving, and wonderful mother whose life was her three boys. Ruth gave a great amount of her time to her love of hospital volunteer work. She was a member of the Daniel Freeman Auxiliary Guild for over 46 years and gave a record 24,500 hours of service. She held many administrative positions there, including President of the Auxiliary. Ruth had a wonderful personality. Like her father, she had a special charisma, a presence that commanded any room that she walked into, as well as, a special innate ability to lead people. Ruth had a passion for live theatre and, living in Los Angeles, she had the opportunity to meet many of her stage and screen heroes. She also loved movies and had an extensive knowledge of motion pictures, particularly Hollywood's Golden Era of the 1930's, 40's, and 50's. Ruth is survived by her three sons; her brother, John; her grandchildren, Michael, Cody, and Brett; and her great grandchildren, Cooper and Addison. Ruth was laid to rest at a memorial service on February 12, 2016 at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Culver City, California. She loved her family, her friends, and she loved life. She is lovingly remembered every day and we all miss her very much. She will always be in our hearts, our thoughts, and our prayers.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 17 to Mar. 19, 2016
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