Friday, March 19, 2010

Ruth Delmar

Ruth Delmar, 91, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2010.

Born May 31, 1918, to Elwyn Paulson and Mary Wentland, she spent her early years in Courtland, Calif. Later, her family moved to Los Angeles where she attended school and met and married her husband, George. After George returned from World War II, they built their first home in California and Ruth began working for the Los Angeles City School District.

Ruth loved to cook, and everyone in the family cherished the fabulous meals she lovingly prepared. She had a special flair for presenting meals in a beautiful way. Ruth loved to go to all her favorite restaurants, and especially liked all the seafood that Southern California had to offer. The beach was also a special place to her.

In 1977, Ruth and George retired to the Red Elephant Ranch a few miles west of Hailey, Idaho. She quickly adapted to the outdoor lifestyle and she and George enjoyed 20-plus years in a ranching environment. She was a master gardener and happily worked hard every summer on nurturing a fantastic garden. Ruth was inspired by Idaho's rural surroundings and delighted in keeping a lively menagerie of dogs and cats underfoot, indoors and out, with cows, horses and geese completing the landscape. Anyone who longs for a simpler existence, in harmony with the seasons and nature could relate to Ruth's world.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Mary Rowland (Denzel) of Eden, Utah, and grandson Justin (Jennifer) Ruidoso, of New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her husband, George, and son, George Jr.

Private services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that contributions be made to the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley in Hailey.

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