Ruthie Anderson died April 23rd from complications of Covid.
Ruthie was born in San Diego, CA on May 28, 1926 to Emanuel H and Nancy
Shelby, she had 2 brothers Henry and Norman Shelby and 1 sister Latha Louise
Jackson. She lived in San Diego all her life. Ruthie graduated from San Diego
High in 1945; in that same year she met and married the love of her life
Arthur Melvin Anderson(Andy) on September 18th, and from this union 4
daughters were born, Nancy Kay Anderson-Metz, Margaret Jean Anderson,
Sharon Elizabeth Fennell, Melvon Renee Anderson. Ruthie was a cancer
survivor and has been cancer free for over 60 years. Ruthie worked as a CNA
at Scripps Green Hospital for over 10 years and she enjoyed helping people.
After she retired in March 1987, she worked as an independent nursing aide
for the private sector but had to retire due to a debilitating back injury; she
then was a stay at home mom for godson Kelvin Simmons. Ruthie was active in
the church and was church secretary for many years at Good News Baptist
Church which she named when the church first started. Ruthie has watched
most of her grandchildren, helping their mothers if the children were sick or if
the mothers had to work overtime or took the kids to soccer practice.
Ruthie’s husband, parents, brothers and sister preceded her in death. Ruthie
has 8 grandchildren-Jon Aves(Julie), Stephen II & John-Arthur, Margaret(Peggy)Oberg
Garrison(Jason), TaNeashia Morrell, Cynthea Oberg Salas(David), Simone E Fennell,
Krystal Elam Bendel; 8 great grandchildren-Isaiah, Samuel & Leilani Aves,
Dominique Arvitt(Tre), Sydney Robinson, Mercedes Flores(Jacob), Delilah & David Salas Jr,
7 great-great-grandchildren-Anakin & Archer Avritt, Joseph & Lorelai Miranda,
Liam & Scarlett Hammond, and Aubri Flores.
Ruthie’s favorite past time was baking and sewing. Her ball gowns she made
for her daughters and granddaughters could compete with any store-bought
gown, and her wedding cakes were very good.
Ruthie will be sorely missed; it was often said after God made Ruthie, He
broke the mold. She was his fiercest warrior.
Ruthie leaves to mourn her children, grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren
And a host of friends, nieces, nephews and cousins.
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