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Isabelle R. Rueff


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Isabelle R. Rueff Obituary
ISABELLE R. RUEFF, age 97, of Riverside, California, beloved wife of the late Kenneth P. Rueff, passed away in peace on February 25, 2015 with family by her side. Born in Oil City, PA on December 24, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Louise (Lantz) Reed and Charles A. Reed. She grew up on the South side of Chicago where she graduated from Calumet High School. On February 28, 1937 she married the late Kenneth P. Rueff in Illinois. Isabelle worked at KGW Television Station in Portland, OR as the office manager. In Overland Park, KS Isabelle began her long career with Metropolitan Life. She was the first woman to sell policies for Metropolitan Life nationally and became district manager. After retiring in 1983 Isabelle and Ken moved to California to spend their retirement years in Oxnard. Isabelle moved to Riverside, CA in 1998 to be near family once her husband passed away. Isabelle, an outgoing and social woman, involved herself with the Victoria Presbyterian Church, American Contract Bridge League and Republican Federated Woman Club. Isabelle and other members of the congregation were instrumental in planning and designing the Victoria Presbyterian Church memorial garden. Her name will be placed there to join her husband's. She lived life to the fullest and challenged others to do the same. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandma and great grandma. Always close to her heart were her children; the late Judy (Rueff) Froton, Kenneth Rueff and his wife Rima of Lakewood, CO, James Rueff and his wife Linda of Chimacum, WA and Susan Nelthorpe and her husband Ronald of Riverside, CA; her sister Ann Landon of Parkersburg, WV; her brothers, the late Charles Reed and the late Thomas Reed. Grandma will be greatly missed by her 11 grandchildren, as well as, her 11 great grandchildren. Isabelle wished to be cremated by Acheson & Graham Mortuary in Riverside, CA. Her ashes will be interred by her late husband Ken's ashes at the First Presbyterian Outdoor Sanctuary in Oxnard, CA. The family will be having a celebration of life remembrance in Oxnard. A website has been set up in her memory, http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/isabellerueff/ homepage.aspx


Published in Press-Enterprise on Mar. 8, 2015
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