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Obituary: YARRO, RUTH

Ruth Mata Kiehne Yarro March 3, 1919 ~ Nov. 28, 2013Ruth Yarro was called home on her favorite holiday, Thanksgiving Day, to be with the love of her life Ralph Sr. Ruth Yarro began her life on a freezing morning in March in Thiefriver Falls Minnesota. Her family all lived on a farm with her mother Marta, Paul her father and sister Elli, Paula, and Gertrude. Because of the forty below zero weather the family moved to a farm in Addison Illinois, just outside Chicago, where two more sisters and a brother joined the family. Ruth lived in Addison to her young womanhood years. Ruth met her husband Ralph Sr. in nearby Melrose Park Illinois, where they were married. In 1953 Ruth and Ralph packed up the family and moved to Pacific Palisades, California with their three daughters and one son. They lived there until all her children were married. Ruth lived there for 45 years. Her husband Rlaph passed in 1983. Ruth lived in Palisades and was visited by her children and grandchildren whom she loved. Ruth would sew and loved the many family gatherings, where she loved to cook her Italian spaghetti for her family. Ruth was a trucker. She loved her little white truck. She drove until she couldn't drive any longer. Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a loving wife to Ralph Sr. She loved her four children. Ruth was a person of selfless service compassion, generosity, love and happiness. Thanksgiving Day, was her favorite day, and a time of creating her famous German, fruit strudel, pumpkin pies, turkey and all the stuffing that we all so loved. The love mom always put into our lives was fantastic. Mom is survived by Lorraine Bernardi of Newport Beach, CA, Ralph Jr. of Provo, Utah, Carol Goodwin of Sun Valley, Idaho, Shirley Yancy of Phoenix, Arizona, and all of the husbands and wives and grandchildren. Mom spent her last days with her daughter Carol in Sun Valley, Idaho. Mom's favorite vacation was her trips with her husband Ralph Sr. to the Garden of Eden, the island of Moroea, Tahiti, sun and warm water. They love Tahiti and would return often.The celebration of Ruth's life will be held in Provo on Dec. 14, 2013 with Ruth's daughters, son and immediate family.