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RUTH COATE Ruth passed away on Dec. 3, 2012 with her family by her side. She was born Jan. 3, 1925 in Ponca City, OK. She was a clerk, self-employed, and one-time owner of Top of the Morning Dairy in Norco, CA. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother (GiGi) who loved her God, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Oklahoma Sooners, genealogy, and shopping at the 99-Cent store. She was preceded in death by her husband Lester J. Coate, her parents Emil and Ida Maag, and her brothers Earl Maag, Emil Maag, and Pete Maag. She is survived by her daughters Judith (Don) Kerr of Village of Lakewood, IL, Cathy Coate of Riverside, CA; son Mark (Phyllis) Coate of Riverside, CA; grandchildren Donna (Steve) Polnow of Carey, IL, Jennifer (Jimmy) Vaughan of Riverside, CA, Debbie (Rob) Renalla of Chicago, IL, Jeff (Alyson) Coate of Riverside, CA, Rebecca (Adam) Hackworth of Riverside, CA, Melisa (Chris) Englebach of Riverside, CA, Freddie Muhleman of Riverside, CA; great-grand-children Paige and Kendall Vaughan, Michelle Polnow, Addison and Maddox Hackworth, Jack and Thomas Coate; sister, Ann Weeks of Tonkawa, OK; brother John (Violet) Maag of Tonkawa, OK. Other survivors include several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 from 5-8pm; Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at 11am, both at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary Chapel in Riverside, CA. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to VNA Hospice at www.vnasocal.org or to VNA & Hospice of Southern California, 150 West First Street, Suite 270 Claremont, CA 91711. Services are entrusted to Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221 Please visit www.achesonandgraham.com to leave condolences.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 8, 2012
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