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Ruth Willnetta Eien 1920-2004

Ruth attended — Willard Elementary School, Franklin Junior High School and graduated from — Woodrow Wilson High School in 1938. She graduated from Long Beach City — College in 1940.

She married — Charles B. Eien, October 5, 1940. During World War II, Ruth served as — a secretary in the Adjutants Office at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, — Maryland. Ruth was a patriot and dearly loved her country.

Ruth was — active in the PTA&

39;s of Willard Elementary, Jefferson Junior High School — and Woodrow Wilson High School from 1957 to 1974. She served at President — of the Willard PTA in 1960-61 and of Jefferson in 1970-71. Ruth was an — active member of the Boosters at Woodrow Wilson High School. She was selected — as an Honorary Life Member of the PTA.

Ruth had — a multitude of interests including reading, sewing, crochet, needlepoint, — crossword puzzles and history. Her love of history led her to volunteer — at the Rancho Los Alamitos for over twenty years. She served as the President — of the Associates (volunteer docents) in 1986-88.

Ruth was — a life-long Christian Scientist and loved all of God&

39;s creatures. — Ruth is survived by her two loving children, Charles Eien and Sandra Slattery, — and her beloved son-in-law, Dennis Slattery as well as many dear friends — and family.

A memorial — service will be held for friends and family. In lieu of flowers, memorial — contributions can be made in Ruth&

39;s name to the Rancho Los Alamitos — Foundation, ATTN: Curatorial Fund: 6400 Bixby Hill Road; Long Beach, California.