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RUTH W. HALPENNY Ruth W. Halpenny passed away in Kirkland, WA, on May 2, 2013 where she had lived the last year of her life to be closer to family. Born in Denver, CO on Feb 25, 1923 she attended Wellesley College, MA and Mills College, CA, earning Chemistry and Occupational Therapy degrees respectively. She was married to Robert W. Halpenny of Riverside, celebrating 61 years of marriage before his passing in 2011. While always maintaining a Riverside home they also for 9 years experienced life as cattle ranchers in Colorado. Giving back to her community, she volunteered with Meals on Wheels, the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, and her church. Passionate about art she explored many different mediums to express her creative talent. She was a voracious reader and loved to travel. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert W. Halpenny, son, William Halpenny, and sister, Anne Maer. Surviving her is daughter, Ethel Brende; son, James Halpenny; 5 grandsons; 2 granddaughters; and 5 great-grandchildren. A memorial will be held on Saturday, September 14, at 1pm at First United Methodist Church of Riverside, 4845 Brockton Ave.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Sept. 8, 2013
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