Ruth Louise Reese Erickson died on March 26th, 2014 at home with family. Her health had declined the past year due to Parkinson’s disease and heart problems.
Ruth was born in Eldora, IA on September 24, 1924. She spent an ideal childhood on the family farm in Hubbard, IA. The Reese family moved to Roswell, NM where she graduated from high school. She earned a degree from the Univ of Iowa. Ruth met Arthur Erickson in Denver on a blind date. They were married on April 1st, 1950 in Roswell, NM, and settled in Los Altos, CA.
Ruth enjoyed many activities including volunteering, reading, walking, gardens, music, dancing, and puzzles. Ruth maintained many friendships over the years. She and Art traveled to various places around the world and visited family in UT, WY, and NM.
Ruth is survived by her husband and their children: Jan, Candace and her husband, Eric, and Paul. A memorial service has already been held at Foothills Congregational Church in Los Altos. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Parkinson's research.